By Laide Akinboade-Oriere
History: The Federal Government yesterday called for immediate dis-articulation of social studies in the current curriculum of basic schools and reintroduction of history as a subject.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this in Abuja, while addressing delegates of the 61st Meeting of the National Council on Education Ministerial Session.
He appealed to the Council to consider making the study of Christian Religious Knowledge and the study of Islamic Religious Knowledge compulsory for both Christians and Muslims to the end of Senior Secondary School.
Adamu said reintroduction of history as a subject on its own in basic schools will give the Nigerian Child a self identity on who they really are.
He added that Nigeria owe both the present and future generations the responsibility of removing all inhibitions against opportunities of acquiring morals and ethics as taught in the religious traditions.
According to him, “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, 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 either first the family is destroyed, then the education is destroyed and the third the social morals be destroyed and in Nigeria we owe both the present and future generations the responsibility to remove all inhibitions against making our children acquire morals and ethics.”