Lagos Assembly Directs Ambode to Revive Teaching Nigerian History in Schools

By Ikenga Chronicles July 4, 2017

Lagos Assembly Directs Ambode to Revive Teaching Nigerian History in Schools

The governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was on Tuesday directed by the Lagos State House of Assembly to issue a directive to the relevant Ministries and Agencies of the state to see to the revival and enhancement of the teaching of history in schools across the state.

The directive to the governor came sequel to the resolution passed by the House that the teaching and learning of history as a subject should be revived for nation building.

More so, the Assembly directed the Lagos State Ministry of Justice to brief the House committee on education on strategies to be used to achieve the goal.

Moving the motion, the Deputy Majority Leader, Olumuyiwa Jimoh contended that there had been a decline in the teaching of history in schools.

He insisted that history and collective patrimonies should be taught in schools to address some of the fundamental issues on nation building and give direction to the citizenry.

“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.

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