Nigeria: 13 Years After, Federal Govt Reintroduces Historical past Into Curriculum

Nigeria: 13 Years After, Federal Govt Reintroduces Historical past Into Curriculum

Federal authorities has formally introduced the reintroduction of Historical past as a stand alone topic within the fundamental schooling curriculum in Nigeria 13 years after it was eliminated.

A complete of three,700 Historical past academics have additionally been shortlisted for the primary spherical of coaching for enhanced educating of the topic.

The minister of schooling, Malam Adamu Adamu, who spoke on the flag-off ceremony of the reintroduction of educating of Historical past and coaching of Historical past academics at fundamental schooling degree in Abuja on Thursday, lamented that the nationwide cohesion was being threatened with the nation retreating into primordial sentiments due to lack of information of the evolution of Nigeria following the elimination of the topic.

Adamu was represented by the minister of State for Training, Goodluck Nanah Opiah stated Historical past was once one of many foundational topics taught within the classroom.

It will be recalled that Historical past was faraway from major and secondary schooling curriculums from the 2009/2010 educational session.

Nevertheless, following common reactions, the present minister of schooling, ordered the reintroduction of the topic in 2019.

The minister stated, “Consequently, historical past was subsequently expunged from the listing of topic combos our college students may supply in each exterior and inside examinations in comparison with the themes that had been made obligatory at fundamental and secondary ranges in Nigeria.

“This single act little doubt relegated and eroded the data and knowledge that learners may in any other case have been uncovered to. It was a monumental mistake and have already began seeing its unfavourable penalties.”

“The loss created by the absence of this topic has led to a fall in ethical values, erosion of civic values, and disconnect from the previous. Extra worrisome was the neglect of the educating of this topic at fundamental and put up fundamental ranges of schooling which invariably eroded the data of the evolution of Nigeria as a rustic.

“The speedy implication of this was that we misplaced concepts even of our latest previous, and we scarcely noticed ourselves as one nation and step by step started retreating into our primordial sentiments,” he stated.

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