Taraba Govt Reintroduces History Subject In Basic Schools

Dr. Agbu Kefas, Governor of Taraba state

Taraba State Government has announced plans to reintroduce history as a subject in the basic education curriculum in schools in the state.

Governor Agbu Kefas made this known when he hosted journalists to a dinner in Jalingo on Sunday.

The history was removed from primary and secondary education curriculums in the 2009/2010 academic session.

In November 2022, the Federal Government reintroduced history as a stand-alone subject in the basic education curriculum in Nigeria 13 years after its abolition.

History, he said, has a connection with development of any society.

“No society will truly develop without its inhabitants having a good knowledge of their history.

“That is why we will introduce history studies in our primary and secondary schools in the state to lay a solid foundation for accelerated development,” he said.

The governor also said in no distance time, primary school teachers in the state must be first degree holders while secondary school teachers must have a minimum of Masters degree in order to enhance the quality of education in the state.

He urged journalists to monitor the implementation of the state government’s free education policy in primary and secondary schools to ensure that all the school administrators were doing the right thing.

While commending journalists for their objective reportage so far, Kefas pledged to renovate the Press Centre in Jalingo and also provide operational vehicles to the various groups under the Nigeria Union of Journalists.

Speaking, Danjuma Adamu, the immediate past Taraba Commissioner for Information urged the state government to journalists as partners in progress.

Also speaking, Zainab Jalingo, the state Commissioner for Information called for continued partnership with journalists to serve the people of state better.

Earlier, Matthew Jen, the Taraba NUJ Chairman and Gabriel Yough, the state NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel Chairman assured the governor of continued objective reportage for the benefit of all.