Return History To School Curriculum – Sanwo-Olu’s wife

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has called for the return of history as a subject to the basic schools’ curriculum.

The subject, she said, would give pupils understanding of the significance of the October 1 Independence Day celebration.

A statement on Thursday said she spoke while the state Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu hosted 60 primary school pupils drawn from various localities across Lagos for a no-hold-barred conversation about the Independence Day.

The event was held at the State House in Marina — a short distance from the Tafawa Balewa Square, where the instrument of independence was handed over to Nigeria’s founding fathers on October 1, 1960.

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The event, tagged, ‘Nigeria’s Future Diamonds’, was reportedly organised to inspire patriotism among the children and give them orientation on civic duties.

Sanwo-Olu, joined by the Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, was said to have delved into history, taking the pupils on a lecture on the nation’s pre-independence struggles and the roles played by each of the Nigeria’s founding fathers who fought for the country’s freedom from colonialists.

The governor charged the children not to give up on the country, saying positive development had been recorded in the last six decades, which indicated that Nigeria of everyone’s dream was achievable.

The pupils also had personal interaction with the governor and asked questions about education and health care.

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Source: PUNCH

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