Reps Want Inclusion Of Moral Lessons, Subjects In Nigeria’s Educational Curricular - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Thursday, September 30, 2021

Reps Want Inclusion Of Moral Lessons, Subjects In Nigeria’s Educational Curricular

ABUJA - The House of Representatives on Wednesday called on all levels of government in Nigeria to enforce the compulsory teaching of moral lessons/subjects in Nigerian schools to fastrack a new moral rebirth in the country.

This followed the adoption of a motion moved by Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima (Imo, APC) on the matter on the floor of the House.

The lawmaker while debating the motion had noted that good morals and proper orientation are indisputable basic components of child upbringing and training, thus a lack of it especially in young people, would result in societal decay.

He recalled that moral instructions was a compulsory subject in Nigeria schools curricula in the past.

He had expressed worries that due to the removal of moral instructions from the school system, the current generation of youths lack the benefits of such lessons, and may end up as nuisances in the society.

He said: “Cognizant that with the increasing rate of violence and various forms of immorality in recent times, the need for reintroduction and enforcement of the teaching of moral lessons and orientation subjects/courses in primary, secondary and tertiary Institutions cannot be over emphasized.

“Also cognizant that the reintroduction of moral lessons and proper orientation will keep rebuilding good morality in the younger generation and provide proper orientation for future generations”.

He urged that the Federal Ministries of Education, Youth and Sports Development, the National Orientation Agency and other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies MDAs collaborate with a view to reintroducing moral instructions as a compulsory subject in the school curricula as well as develop effective orientation for the school system.

Consequently, the House presided by the Speaker Hon.Femi Gbajabiamila unanimously adopted the motion with a voice vote.

The Speaker also mandated the Committees on Basic Education and Services, Tertiary Education and Services, and Youth Development to ensure compliance to the matter.

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