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GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, throughthe Ministry of Basic Education, has organised A 2- day workshop for primary and junior secondary school teachers in the state.

The training, which was held at Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board was to sensitise the teachers and build their capacities on the newly introduced history curriculum into the school system.

Speaking during the workshop, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha said they had been clamouring for it to come,,noting that what the entire nation thought was missing has been brought back, and Governor  Obiano thought it wise to bring it for refreshment of memory

The commissioner, who was represented by permanent secretary of Basic Education, Nwabueze advised teachers to utilise the opportunity given to them so that the knowledge will be impacted on the children

In his key note address, the Head of Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC),Prof. Johnson Ukpong, said NERDC had developed new history curriculum for schools nation  wide for it to be effectively operational.

He said that the  workshop was planned to ensure that the already developed teachers guide for the history curriculum which has seven chapters is carefully followed.

In his lecture, a teacher from JPTS Institute of Science and Management, Asaba, Delta State, Nwachukwu Olisa Philip, said in 2017, the NERDC announced the reintroduction of  history as a subject, beginning from the 2018\2019 academic session

Nwachukwu added that in 2018, the federal government unveiled a new curriculum of the teaching and learning of the subject in primary 1 to 6 and junior secondary 1 to 3 across the country an it was newly 9 year Basic Education History curriculum

He said further that the knowledge of history will help to contribute to nation building and further imbue younger generation of Nigeria with knowledge of the past and how the past is related to the present and also enable them to appreciate the basic of unity in Nigeria

Deputy chairman, Post Primary Schools Service Commission member in charge of Awka Zone and special Assistant to the Governor Obiano on Primary Education, Lady Pat Offiah  said the basic thing was to go back to curriculum and advised teachers to make use of the opportunity so that they will brush the children and impact the knowledge they gained in the training to the children.

Among the personalities that graced the occasion was the mother of world renowned author, Chimamanda Adichie, Mrs Grace Ifeoma Adichie

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