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.