Oyo State Government has directed all public primary schools in the state to immediately commence the teaching of history as an independent subject starting from third term of the 2021/2022 academic session.
The Executive Chairman State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Adeniran, disclosed this one Monday, while monitoring schools’ resumption in Ibadan.
Adeniran, who applauded the massive turnout of pupils in public primary schools, said the reintroduction of history is in line with the new education policy of the state government.
He appreciated the leadership of Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in Abuja for the technical support and supply of textbooks.
According to Adeniran 4,950 history textbooks are being distributed to public primary schools across the state, adding that this will give pupils a proper understanding of the nation’s history.
He stated that the curriculum would enable pupils to appreciate history as an instrument of national integration, adding that it would allow students to know the history of the country.
Adeniran, an education expert, who dazzled SUBEB staff and teachers by teaching pupils, said he was optimistic that the curriculum would equip the younger generation with the knowledge of the past.
The SUBEB Boss said that the importance of history to nation building, patriotism and human development could not be overemphasised.
Also, Adeniran appreciated the heads of public primary schools across the state who commenced academic activities immediately, saying idleness of teachers or pupils would not be tolerated.
The SUBEB boss, who monitored the exercise with other members of the board, expressed satisfaction with the situation they met at the schools visited, compared to the turnout of pupils last week.
He called on parents whose children are yet to return to schools to kindly ensure they do so without hesitation, as academic activities have commenced.
The chairman and his team monitored schools across the local governments in Ibadan and Ibadan less city.