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.
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.