The federal government has re-introduced History subject as one of the subjects in the nation’s primary and secondary schools’ curriculum.
This was disclosed yesterday at the flag-off ceremony for the Disarticulation of History from Social Studies Curriculum yesterday in Abuja.
Declaring the event open, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, said the learning of History will enable children in the earliest stage become well enlightened citizens of the society who respect diversity and strive for attainment of the unity of Nigeria as one indivisible entity.
According to him, the drive for the re-introduction of the teaching of history as an independent subject and not a mere theme at the primary and junior secondary schools level was necessitated by the clamour and concerns by several groups, including the Presidency, National Assembly and other critical stakeholders in the education sector.
He urged experts involved in the disarticulation exercise to develop curricular objectives and contents that will lead to positive learning outcomes.
“I therefore urge all stakeholders, state governments, honourable commissioners of education, schools, schools, teachers, and parents to embrace and key into this development.