The Federal government has reinstated the teaching of History across the nation after its suspension in basic schools.
The minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made the statement in Abuja yesterday while addressing delegates at the 61st meeting of the National Council on Education Ministerial Session, urging the council to ensure that Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) and Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) are made compulsory.
He added that with the subject, students will be grounded in the nation’s heritage and origin.
“It is only the study of history, our own history, that can explain and give meaning to our very humanity and that is why we must study it and teach our little ones. And it is also not enough that they merely know who they are, we must teach them about their God.
“Since it is said that if you want to destroy any nation, it is said that first the family must be destroyed, then education is destroyed, and the third are social morals that are destroyed, so in Nigeria we owe both present and future generations the responsibility of removing all inhibitions against making our children acquire morals and ethics,” he said.
“The objective is to produce highly skilled knowledgeable and creative teachers who are capable of producing globally competitive students. The policy also seeks to ensure that teachers are recruited, trained and re-trained based on explicit standards,” he said.