Tuesday 25th April, 2017
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Dons to FG: Don't expunge History, Religious Studies from curriculum

Dons to FG: Don't expunge History, Religious Studies from curriculum

Two Senior Lecturers at Bayero Univer­sity, Kano (BUK), have advanced strong rea­sons why religious stud-ies and History should not be expunged from Nigeria’s school curriculum from primary to tertiary levels.
While Prof Aliyu Dauda of the Department of Edu­cation, described as “un­favourable to national in­terest”, the phasing out of Islamic and Christian stud­ies from the school curricu­lum, Prof Ibrahim Khalil of History department also argued that “expunging his­tory from the school cur­riculum is an ill wind that blows no-body any good”.
Prof Khalil added that without the knowledge of history, “one is not even fit to occupy a position in the government.”
However, Prof Dauda, in further making a case for religious studies in the school curriculum, insisted that, “there is no way reli­gion can be divorced from politics.”
The two dons spoke during the BUK School of General Studies, Class 84 Reunion, held at the old campus of the institution.
Prof Dauda wondered why both Islamic studies and Christian Religious Knowledge should be ex­punged from the academic curriculum, affirming that the decision would inflict a great damage on the na­tion.

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