The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Federal Ministry of Education to incorporate the June 12 struggle in the History curriculum of schools across the country.

 

This followed the passage of a motion by a member, Olumide Osoba, with the title: “Need to incorporate June 12 struggle in the history curriculum of schools in Nigeria.”

 

Osoba said: “The House notes that the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari recently recognised June 12 as Democracy Day in Nigeria.

 

 

“(We are) aware that June 12 has never featured in the History curriculum of Nigerian schools because it was never recognised by previous administrations.

 

“Concerned that if the importance of June 12 struggle in the emergence of the Fourth Republic in Nigeria’s political history is not highlighted, the story could be distorted and the younger generations could lose the essence of the event.”

 

The lawmaker stressed that incorporating the June 12 struggle in the History curriculum is desirable “to afford the younger generation’s information on its importance in Nigeria’s political history”.

 

When Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila called for a voice vote, the motion was passed by majority lawmakers.

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