The NIgerian Government’s Ministry of Education has mandated all elementary and colleges across the nation to promptly introduce history learning from the next school calendar -September as a subject.
This was disclosed by Mr. Sonny Echono. Mr Echono , the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, made this known to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Friday.
On June 18, the national government pledged to restore history to educational syllabus while maintaining that all educators in primary school are instructed to achieve modern education.
At the introduction of the Education for Justice Project, VP Osinbajo stated that the government had also begun implementation of the subject in 12 schools across the six geo-political areas and teaching courses.
The subject has been initially removed in 2007 with the full implementation of its removal coming in 2009 and 2010 due to different contronversies the subject created as Nigeria had so many ethnic groups.
But now, the policy has already been issued, according to Echono, and it is mandatory for all colleges to enforce it concurrently.
Mr. Echono said:
“By the next academic calendar, history will be taught as a standalone subject. It is with immediate implementation. So, definitely for the next academic year everybody will fall in line because we already articulated the curriculum and the examination should be done along those lines,”
Buhari purposely denying youths right to education and challenge misrule – AASU
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has berated President Muhammadu Buhari’s policy on education as anti-masses.
The academic group accused the Federal Government of a deliberate plan to starve public education with funds in order to deny Nigerian youths the right to know and challenge misrule.
AASU in a statement released in Ibadan and signed by the Chairman, University of Ibadan Chapter of the union, Prof. Deji Omole, lamented that the sacrifices of understaffed and underpaid Nigerian academia would be futile if President Buhari did not increase funding for education.
Citing the University of Ibadan as an example of an institution presently groaning due to paucity of funds, insufficient staff, decayed infrastructure and bad laboratories, Omole claimed that education was not the priority of the Buhari government.
According to him. the paucity of funds has denied over 500,000 Nigerian children who desire public university education, adding that they were rejected annually due to decayed infrastructure and reduced manpower.
He, therefore, stated that unless urgent steps were taken to cater to the needs of children of the Nigerian masses, many of them would fight back with crime.
“Education is not the priority of this government. Due to paucity of funds, many universities including the University of Ibadan, the nation’s premier university, cannot admit many qualified candidates into the universities.
“This is dangerous to the society as the rejected qualified and brilliant candidates may eventually take to crimes because the country has rejected them. The policy is not only wicked but criminal,” ASUU lamented.
Jamb Fake Result: Another Students Confesses To Jamb Upgrading Scam
A Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination applicant, Cletus Kokowa, has again been arrested by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for upgrading his Jamb score from 162 to 206 with the assistance of a scam artist.
Kokowa is now the second applicant arrested by the commission after Adah Eche, who was tracked down for comparable offense last month.
Kokowa admitted to being made to pay N10,000 for the upgrade before JAMB committee on Thursday.
The committee informed journalists that a couple of weeks earlier the applicant with Registration Number 95329290ED approached the fraudsters through a Whatsapp group in which they informed him they could upgrade his score
It clarified that scammers subsequently sent Kokowa a false outcome screen capture saying that his result was 206 now.
Nevertheless, when the outcome stayed unaffected on the JAMB page, Kokowa’s dad, Garen Kokowa, submitted a complaint letter to the board requesting that his son’s results be corrected.
The father of the Jambite had told JAMB Officials that:
“Your inability for swift response to address the issue has led to my son’s forfeiture of his Nigerian Defence Academy admission opportunity.
“However, I am craving for your indulgence to quickly rectify the result in affirmative to enable him have a good stand for his second choice of institution.”
After this, they invited Kokowa to their office to present proof of his results which he later disclosed that some scam artists had helped him.
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