Education

FG Reintroduces History in Primary and secondary schools curricula

At last, the federal govern­ment has re-introduced History as a subject in the primary and secondary schools curricula.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday during an event to mark the re-introduction of the subject, said the move will en­able children to know their past and work hard to ensure a more united Nigeria.

According to him, the subject, which will be taught in primary and junior secondary schools across the country, was re-in­troduced following clamours by stakeholders in the nation’s edu­cation sector.

A Classroom in Nigerian School

A Classroom in Nigerian School

He called on experts involved in the re-introduction of the sub­ject to develop curricula objec­tives and contents that will lead to positive learning outcomes. Ad­amu sought for support to ensure the successful implementation of the project.

“I therefore urged all stake­holders, state governments, commissioners for education, schools, teachers, and parents to embrace and key into this de­velopment and ensure a proper implementation of the History curriculum when it is finally de­veloped”, he said.

The minister said the reintro­duction of the subject was also in line with the recent launched Ministry of Education’s ministe­rial strategic plan which contains several initiatives and activities to be executed, including the disar­ticulation of Social Studies, add­ing that the plan has gotten the approval of the National Council of Education (NCE).

Earlier, the Executive Sec­retary of the National Educa­tion Research and Development Council (NERDC), Prof. Ismail Junaid, commended the govern­ment for disarticulating History content from Social Studies, say­ing the move was in line with cur­riculum best practices.

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