The federal government has directed that all primary and secondary schools in the country to resume the teaching of history as a standalone subject.
Sonny Echono, permanent secretary, ministry of education, disclosed this on Friday.
According to Echono, the directive has been given and it is automatic that all the schools would implement the directive simultaneously.
“By the next academic calendar, history will be taught as a standalone subject,” Echono said.
“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.”
Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate and Femi Kuti, Afrobeat musician, had advised the federal government not to consider history as just an academic exercise but as a need for the growth and development of Nigeria and the African continent.