The Federal Government has reintroduced disarticulation of History content in primary and secondary schools curricula.
Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who fagged off the programme in Abuja on Thursday, said the move would enable children have indepth knowledge about their past.
Adamu called on experts to develop curricular objectives and contents that would lead to positive learning outcomes.
He also urged stakeholders to key into the development and ensure proper implementation of the history curriculum when it was finally developed.
The minister stressed on the need for continuous inclusion and reinforcement of history in the curriculum, to enable learners become well enlightened citizens with respect for diversity and strive for attainment of unity of Nigeria.
Adamu said: “It will inculcate positive values of service, morality, discipline, courage, nationalism, and patriotism as shown by the history of our heroes. It will enable children in the earliest stage to appreciate our past, have a knowledge of our civilisations, cultures and political attainment as a nation.
“The Flag off is a good beginning of the execution of one of the strategic goals of the Education ministry” he added.
Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC), Prof. Ismaila Junaidu, said the decision to separate History contents from Social Studies Curriculum was in line with curriculum best practices as it was informed by policy decisions ,needs assessment and popular demand.
Professor Junaidu hinted that the implementation of history in the curriculum would commence in full force next academic session.
“In a swift reaction to policy directives and in the discharge of its mandate on curriculum, the NERDC has strategized activities for the disarticulation of History.
“We are hoping that by next academic session, we should start implementing it. This is what the country is yearning for. By the next National Council of Education, we should be able to table the curriculum itself and once we have the curriculum, we will distribute to it the schools,” he said.