Monday 4 January 2016

Dear Readers and Followers

Nigeria Gists
We decide to start our blog posts this year with some articles about History due to removal of History as a subject from Nigerian school curriculum. History is very essential to the youths and upcoming generation. 

History was replaced with Social Studies and Government, which are not in-depth as they only teach the present and not the past.

The Federal Government in 2007 launched a new curriculum known as the New Basic Education Curriculum for Primary and Junior Secondary Schools.

The existing curriculum seeks to correct the abnormalities of the former one, which was believed to be lacking in the areas of human capacity development; eradication of poverty; and the country’s quest for total emancipation as an independent entity.

Under the new system, the structure is divided into three levels of lower, middle and upper basic education curriculum.

The lower level is for primary one to three, the middle level is for primary four to six, while the upper level is for J.S.S one to three.

In each of the three levels, there are about 12 compulsory core subjects with one elective subject.

English studies, Mathematics, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education, Religious Studies as well as French are among the compulsory subjects.

The new curriculum was effective from the 2009/2010 academic session. 

The continual relegation of the teaching of History to the background has since attract condemnation from stakeholders.
"In history, a great volume is unrolled for our instruction, drawing the materials of future wisdom from the past errors and infirmities of mankind." - Edmund Burke

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it." - George Santayana
"Rulers, Statesmen, Nations, are wont to be emphatically commended to the teaching which experience offers in history. But what experience and history teach is this - that people and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it. Each period is involved in such peculiar circumstances, exhibits a condition of things so strictly idiosyncratic, that its conduct must be regulated by considerations connected with itself, and itself alone." - G. W. F. Hegel

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Happy New Year once again. 
May 2016 be a good one for us all.

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