Benue Returns History To School Curriculum

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom

Teaching of history as a subject in both primary and secondary schools in Benue State has been returned to the curriculum by the state’s Governor, Samuel Ortom.

The governor, however, described the removal of history as a subject from the school curriculum by federal government as evil.

Ortom, while speaking on Friday in Makurdi, disclosed that Benue State will legislate a solution for the teaching of History even if it’s for internal consumption of knowledge about how the people of Benue came to occupy what is today called Benue.

According to the governor, “removing history from our curriculum is an evil agenda. So, in our schools here even if we do it and it is not accepted for examinations to be conducted at the level of SSCE, let’s do Mock Exams, this will be within us. Because we must know our history, we must know how we came here.

“We must know when we sojourned here and know people that came to join us. We must know what happened in 1800. All these are very important. If we don’t do it, we have failed as a generation and posterity will not forgive us,” Ortom said.

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