NCAC DG applauds Sanwo-0lu on return of History curriculum to Lagos schools

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NCAC DG applauds Sanwo-0lu on return of History curriculum to Lagos schools

The Director General, National Council for Arts and Culture, NCAC, Otunba Segun Runsewe says he is excited at the return of History curriculum to Lagos schools, even as he commended Governor Babajide Sanwo-0lu for the timely iniative.

In the same vein, by November, 2022, Lagos State will host the 35th edition of Iconic National Festival of Arts and Culture ( Nafest), a cultural fiesta deep in history, traditions and culture of the Nigerian nation.

Otunba Runsewe, who doubles as President, African Region of World Craft Council ( WCC), emphasised the importance of History in schools, saying the initiative by Lagos State is a welcome strategic decision by Governor Sanwo-0lu.

His words :  “Strategically, we have school children competition on Arts, crafts and culture. Definitely, History will be part of the subjects we shall introduce to complement this cheering milestone from the Governor of Lagos State.

“We have established a foothold in investment of cultural education and history in Nafest in the past four years and each state where Nafest took place.

“We target and give robust support to children theatre and full support to reenactment of history of our past heroes, who contributed to our political evolution. Nafest in Lagos will witness a new direction in this aspect”.

The NCAC DG called on other state governments to follow what Lagos is doing and help in making History of Nigeria a quick come back curriculum to primary and secondary schools, in order to infuse love of nation, peoples’ culture and tradition among young children.

He added :  “We must take our children back from foreign cultural influences and help grow their faith and trust in Nigeria through the study of Nigerian History. It is long overdue and we at NCAC join Lagos State Governor to celebrate this auspicious engagement by donating History books and narratives on pre-colonial Nigeria at Nafest to all state participants” .

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