The Nigerian Government has reintroduced history as a core subject in the primary and secondary schools’ curricula.
The Federal Government also restored history as a stand-alone course at the tertiary level.
The reintroduction comes after the subject was earlier merged with social studies, following complains that pupils and students no longer like to study the course.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disagreed with the rational, made the announcement on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Mr Adamu stated that no nation would progress without recourse to its past.
He added that given the critical nature of Nigeria’s history and the effect it could have on the nation at present and in the future, it has become imperative to reintroduce history as a core subject.
The Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Folashade Yemi-Esan, on her part, corroborated the minister’s remarks.
She expressed hope that the restoration would help the young citizens learn and appreciate the diversity of Nigeria as a country.
Yemi-Esan added that it would also serve as a medium to reduce the incidences of religious and ethnic intolerance.