The federal government on Friday said that all primary and secondary schools in the country are to resume the teaching of history as a standalone subject.
The permanent secretary, federal ministry of education, Sonny Echono made the disclosure to newsmen on Friday.
According to him, the directive has been given and all the schools are expected to implement the directive simultaneously.
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.”
The decision to drop history as a standalone subject in the country’s school curriculum by the federal ministry of education has been widely criticised by teachers and well-meaning Nigerians and the move by the federal government will be welcomed by many.