– Edo state to reintroduce teaching of history in public schools;
– Governor Obaseki assured that scholarship would be awarded to postgraduate students interested in studying Bini History
The Edo Government has announced it will re-introduce the teaching of History as a subject in public schools to allow the young generation learn about the labours of past heroes.
Governor Godwin Obaseki made this announcement while inaugurating the Castle of Legends Initiative (COLI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, in honour of late Chief Anthony Enahoro.
Governor Obaseki remarked that the knowledge of history was at its lowest ebb in the country, particularly among the young generation. He also explained that state owned tertiary institutions would be equipped to teach Bini History.
The governor assured that scholarships would be awarded to Postgraduate students, who are interested in studying Bini History at doctorate level. He described Late Chief Enahoro as a vibrant journalist and nationalist, who sacrificed his life, got jailed and went on exile in his struggle to make Nigeria better.
Obaseki said that Enahoro’s contributions to the country needed to be celebrated and his name immortalised at the green chambers of the National Assembly.