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Reps urges reintroduction of moral instruction in schools

The House of Representatives, has urged the Federal Ministries of Education, and other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies to collaborate with a view to reintroducing Moral Instructions as a compulsory subject in the school curriculum.

This was sequel to a motion on the need to enforce compulsory teaching of moral lessons and orientation subjects/courses in Nigeria’s educational curriculum by a member from Imo state, Mr Kingsley Chima at plenary.

Mr Chima, observed 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.

The lawmaker said that moral instructions was a compulsory subject in Nigeria schools curriculum in the past which resulted in the quality of students produced Nigerian schools.

He expressed concern 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.

According to him, 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 cannot be over emphasized.

Mr Chima added that the reintroduction of the lessons would keep rebuilding good morality in the younger generation and provide proper orientation for future generations.

Adopting the motion, the House mandated the Committees on Basic Education and Services, Tertiary Education and Services, and
Youth Development to ensure compliance.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu, edited by Adeniyi Bakare