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FG reintroduces historical past into the essential schooling curriculum

FG reintroduces history in basic education curriculum

Historical past was reintroduced as a topic in its personal proper within the primary curriculum by the federal authorities, 13 years after its abolition.

Training Minister Adamu Adamu who spoke on the launch ceremony for the reintroduction of historical past educating and the coaching of historical past academics on the primary schooling stage in Abuja on Thursday, November 23, mentioned 3,700 historical past academics had been shortlisted for the primary spherical of coaching for in-depth educating of the topic.

Adamu was represented by the Minister of State for Training, Goodluck Nanah Opiah, on the occasion which was attended by the Sultan of Sokoto, His Eminence, Muhammadu Sa’advert Abubakar and different key gamers within the schooling sector. schooling, additionally mentioned that nationwide cohesion was threatened by the nation retreating into overriding sentiments because of the lack of know-how of how Nigeria had developed following the removing of historical past from the essential schooling curriculum.

He mentioned;

“Historical past was one of many core topics taught in our class, however for some inexplicable purpose the stream of educating and studying was abolished.

“Because of this, historical past was subsequently faraway from the checklist of topic mixtures that our college students may supply within the exterior and inner examinations from the themes that have been made obligatory on the elementary and secondary ranges in Nigeria.

“This single act has undoubtedly relegated and eroded the information and knowledge that learners would possibly in any other case have been uncovered to. It was a monumental mistake and I’ve already began to see its detrimental penalties

“The loss created by the absence of this topic has resulted in a fall in ethical values, an erosion of civic values ​​and a disconnection with the previous. Extra worrying was the neglect of the educating of this topic on the elementary and post-basic ranges of schooling, which invariably eroded the information of Nigeria’s growth as a rustic.

“The quick implication of this was that we had misplaced even the concepts of our current previous, and we hardly noticed ourselves as one nation and regularly started to withdraw into our primordial emotions.”

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