The Oyo government has directed all public primary schools in the state to immediately implement the teaching of history as an independent subject.
The implementation, the state’s Universal Basic Education (UBE) board said on Monday, is to start from the third term of the 2021/2022 academic session.
Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, executive chairman of the Oyo UBE board, spoke while monitoring school resumption in Ibadan.
Adeniran applauded the massive turnout of pupils in public primary schools.
He said the reintroduction of history is in line with the new education policy of the state government.
He also hailed the leadership of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja for the technical support received as well as the supply of textbooks.
Adeniran said over 4,950 history textbooks are being distributed to public primary schools state-wide.
He added that this will give pupils a proper understanding of the nation’s history.
The chairman disclosed that the curriculum would enable pupils to appreciate history as an instrument of national integration.
Adeniran said he was optimistic that the curriculum would equip the younger generations with the knowledge of the past.
The OYO SUBEB boss also said the importance of history to nation-building, patriotism, and human development could not be overemphasized.
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