The Federal Government has ordered the reintroduction of history as an independent subject into the basic and junior secondary schools in the country. The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who gave the directive, at the launch of history curriculum and teacher’s guide in Abuja, said it would allow students know the history of the country. History was buried under social studies curriculum, which had generated controversies among education stakeholders in the country. Adamu said that the importance of history to nation building, national identity, patriotism and overall human development could not be overemphasised. According to him, one of the cardinal principles of the present administration is social and behavioural change, and history is key to its realisation.
The Federal Government has lifted the ban on the controversial post-UTME examinations usually organised by universities in Nigeria for admission seekers after the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). Speaking with The Guardian in Abuja, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said universities could now organise post-UTME as a pre-condition to gaining admission into universities in the country. He however urged the universities to make the screenings affordable so as not to place financial burdens on the parents of the admission seekers. He said: “We are going to allow universities to organise post-UTME if they want. “We have asked them not to impose huge financial burden on the parents. The burden should not be more than what they can bear.”Adamu said that the Fe
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, says the Federal Government has no plan to close the University of Maiduguri in spite of upsurge of attacks by insurgents. Adamu made the remarks during a visit to the university on Friday. He condoled with the university community over the brutal murder of some staff of the institution by Boko Haram insurgents. The minister said the government does not want academic activities at the institution to be truncated, in spite of the security situation in the state. “You demonstrate great courage and resilience to stay here to do your work despite the security challenges. “We commend you and the government appreciate what you are doing; even to work in Maiduguri requires courage. “Before I come here, I had thought of closing down