13 Years After, Federal Govt Reintroduces History Into Curriculum

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Federal government has formally announced the reintroduction of History as a stand alone subject in the basic education curriculum in Nigeria 13 years after it was removed.

A total of 3,700 History teachers have also been shortlisted for the first round of training for enhanced teaching of the subject.

The minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who spoke at the flag-off ceremony of the reintroduction of teaching of History and training of History teachers at basic education level in Abuja on Thursday, lamented that the national cohesion was being threatened with the  country retreating into primordial sentiments because of lack of knowledge of the evolution of Nigeria following the removal of the subject.

Adamu was represented by the minister of State for Education, Goodluck Nanah Opiah said History used to be one of the foundational subjects taught in the classroom.

It would be recalled that History was removed from primary and secondary education curriculums from the…



Source: Leadership Newspaper