FG reintroduces subject into school curriculum

The Minister of Education says the reintroduction of history as an independent subject will make students appreciate national integration.

While launching the history curriculum and teacher’s guide in Abuja on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, the Minister of Education gave the directive for the reintroduction of the subject saying it would allow students know the history of the country.

Adamu said that the importance of history to nation-building, national identity, patriotism and overall human development could not be overemphasised.

The Minister said, one of the cardinal principles of the present administration is social and behavioural change, and history is key to its realisation.

“The desire to realise this and national clamour for it to be back informed our decision to reintroduce the teaching of history in Nigeria’s primary and junior secondary schools.

“The Federal Ministry of Education developed its strategic plan – Education for Change: A ministerial strategic plan (2016-2019) which contained several initiatives.

“This initiative was approved by the National Council on Education during its 61st ministerial session in September 2016''

History is an instrument of nation building

Adamu also said that the new history curriculum was designed to expose students to a body of knowledge that would enable them to appreciate history as an instrument of national integration and nation building in the 21st century and beyond.

Recall that History as a subject in secondary school was categorised under social studies curriculum. This move generated controversies as stakeholders in the education sector clamoured that the subject should be independent.

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