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Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Fayose commends FG, Tinubu call for over reintroduction of history in school curriculum

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has commended the federal government and the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu for aligning with his position on the need to reintroduce History in the school curriculum.Governor Fayose, had early September, directed that History be reintroduced in schools in Ekiti State, noting that;
“Ekiti people must learn from past events to have a better future.” Last week Thursday, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, while declaring open, the ministerial session of the 61st National Council on Education (NCE), in Abuja, called for disarticulation of
Social Studies and reintroduction of History as a subject in the current Basic Education curriculum, adding that there was the urgent need to give the Nigerian children character.

Also yesterday, Tinubu, made a strong case for the return of History as a subject in the country’s school curriculum, saying any nation which forgets its past has lost a beacon to guide its actions. He said this in a short remark after reviewing the book, entitled Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

In his reaction, Governor Fayose, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, said he was happy that those holding power in Abuja listened to what he said on September 2, 2016 on the need to reintroduce History in our schools.

He described the removal of History as a subject from the current Education curriculum as a mistake that should be corrected without further delay.
“I have consistently maintained that democracy is about those in power listening to the people because the power of the people is greater than the power of those in power and I am glad that on this one, they listened.
“The reality we must all face is that no society can progress without reference to its pasts, and one of the reasons our value system has been so bastardised is that we no longer talk about our past. We no longer tell our children what our past leaders did either wrongly or rightly.”
Speaking further, Governor Fayose said;
“When we were growing up, we were made to read about great leaders of our nation like Obafemi Awolowo, Nnamdi Azikiwe, Tafawa Balewa, Ahmadu Bello, Aminu Kano, King Jaja of Opobo and so on. We read what made them great and that shaped our lives.”
While admonishing those holding power at the federal level to listen more to the opposition, Governor Fayose said;
“When we speak, the impression should not always be that we hate President Mohammadu Buhari and his government. Rather, it should be about how beneficial
is what we say to the country.”

34 comments:

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

Ok

Goma Mene said...

OK seen




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Mathilda said...

Is that what the country need at this time of recession, am more convinced that this APC cowards are all clueless chimps, including their leader FOOLHARI
#lindiway am pissed

Anonymous said...

Aregbesola visited fayose, fayose commends tinubu and buhari led federal govt....something loading...politicians playing politics

vinna saviour said...

It's really a good idea

Anonymous said...

Ok. So its okay for us not to forget the GEJ led government that squandered and looted the treasury. You said it yourself Mr fayose@ "we no longer tell our children what our past leaders did either rightly or wrongly"

Uju Phil said...

Wow... For the first time in like forever, Tinubu came up with a nice suggestion,great! We need to restore our story, no one tells it better than us, we have come a long way, and can't forget to lose our root, what makes us, who we are. #BringBackOurHistory

BONARIO NNAGS said...

K


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

charles obaze said...

Yeah that's good

niyi adetoye said...

No be lie...

Juliet Iwuno said...

He try! Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

Lol......they've dealt with this one by freezing his accounts and seizing 6 of his properties.....now he's playing nice. Keep running your mouth now.....noise maker

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Nice


...merited happiness

Anonymous said...

Good move. Keep it up

Odibe Blessing said...

Okay but we like plenty subject for this country no be small

AGB said...

You're such a fool. So, all that matters to you is mourning in the recession? Ok, don't eat na....since a recession and I don't see how you eating is what the country needs 'in this time of recession'.

Osagie Emmanuel said...

Good.

Anonymous said...

It should be cumpulsor from jss1 to ss3 for every student, be it science, social scients or arts

Anonymous said...

It should be compulsory from jss1 to ss3 for every student, be it science, social science or arts

Anonymous said...

It should be compulsory from jss1 to ss3 for every student, be it science, social science or arts

Anonymous said...

It should be compulsory from jss1 to ss3 for every student, be it science, social science or arts

Anonymous said...

It should be compulsory from jss1 to ss3 for every student, be it science, social science or arts

Anonymous said...

It should be compulsory from jss1 to ss3 for every student, be it science, social science or arts

godfirst.real said...

That's not what their saying for now. People like you put this country in bad situation.

Kayode abbey said...

Yes we need to put together our history from from good to poor from corruption to poverty,from British to our great fathers like zik,awolowo,mko,dele giwa,fela,bola ige,gani fawehin and many more we shall also write about obj,ibb,bahuri,Tunde idiagbon,tinubu,funsho William,DSP,anini,and anehi,fashola legacy should b mentioned, koro,janathan corruption saga, nepa to Phcn to disco

daniel ubong said...

Good talk though.

Nnamdi Edu said...

History is not very important to Nigerians now. We ought to start thinking at the global level. At the point when nations are taking a gander at subjects that could in any case be important even in 100 years to come, Nigeria is screaming for a subject that has nothing to do with development. Subjects like history could be integrated into all subjects and don't have to remain as a subject. I do trust that in a country whose training is driven by progressivism or Reconstructionism their interest won't be focused on history subject. I understood that Hongkong and China, including Singapore have nothing to do with history. Reason being that, they don't need their kids to squander their time looking in reverse. The Nigerian educational modules ought to be appropriately assessed. As of now, there is a crevice between theory and practice. All we require as a country is to plan our educational modules taking into account the needs of the students and the public. Our curriculum ought to focus on the best way to reconstruct the country and not to waste time on history books.

OSINANL said...

OKAY!

Vivian Reginalds said...

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Sam said...

Fayose should stop taking the glory for the re-introduction of history in schools. Everybody wanted it not just Fayose. So they did not heed to your advise, they did what was right. Stop trying to take cheap glory. All glory belongs to God.

Sam said...

Fayose should stop taking the glory for the re-introduction of history in schools. Everybody wanted it not just Fayose. So they did not heed to your advise, they did what was right. Stop trying to take cheap glory. All glory belongs to God.

Pascal said...

E be like say Fayose wan cross over to APC. I dont trust him

sholetoga said...

Fayose is right, we need our past history to manoeuvre our present and plan the future. America schools teach history from nursery. Our children needs to have good examples not musicians and footballers.

Anonymous said...

At 56..
I still feel Nigeria Unity is based on Oil...R we gonna be dis unity after Nigeria finish milking Niger delta...#BeWise

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