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Lagos State Government Brings Back History Education In Schools

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The Lagos State House of Assembly has recently passed an order to revive teaching of history as a subject in primary and secondary schools for the purpose of nation building. The Deputy Majority Leader, Mr Olumuyiwa Jimoh moved the motion that there had been a decrease in the teaching of history in schools. “Our history and collective patrimonies should be taught in schools to address some of the fundamental issues on nation building and give us direction. “Without history, we are a lost race; it is through history we know our origin and tradition. We need to resuscitate it and make its teaching compulsory. Without our history, there is no way we can develop,” he said. Other lawmakers also agreed that history should be taught in schools, saying that Nigeria had suffered much from the decline. They also said that history is important for the socio-economic, cultural and political development of the nation.As reported, Mr Jude Idimogu (APC-Oshodi/Isolo II) said that agitations might have been avoided if history were well taught in schools. The Chairman, House Committee on Commerce and Industry, Mr Oladele Adekanye decried that many graduates of history were jobless, saying that history teaching was essential. Photo Credit: Getty

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