Oyo State Government has directed all public primary schools in the State to immediately implement the teaching of History as an independent subject starting from this term (3rd term) of the 2021/2022 academic session.
The Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board (OYO SUBEB), Dr. Nureni Aderemi Adeniran who disclosed this on Monday, said the reintroduction of History in public primary schools is in line with the new education policy of the State Government.
Dr. Adeniran who stated this while monitoring schools’ resumption in Ibadan, applauded the massive turnout of pupils in public primary schools.
He likewise appreciated the leadership of the Universal Basic Education Commission, Abuja for the technical support received, as well as the supply of textbooks.
The OYO SUBEB boss said over 4,950 history textbooks are being distributed to public primary schools state-wide, adding that this will give pupils a proper understanding of the Nation’s history.
He hinted 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.
He also said that the importance of history to nation building, patriotism and human development could not be overemphasized.
Meanwhile, he equally appreciated the Heads of Public Primary schools across the State who have commenced academic activities immediately, saying idleness of teachers or pupils would not be tolerated.
Dr. Adeniran, who continued the monitoring exercise alongside other members of the board expressed satisfaction with the situation they met at some schools visited, compared to the turnout of pupils last week.
The Chairman, however, called on other parents, whose children are yet to return to schools to kindly ensure they do so without hesitation, as academic activities have commenced.