House Wants Religious Studies, Civic Education Taught Separately

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By James Emejo in Abuja

The House of Representatives Tuesday passed a resolution directing the Federal Ministry of Education to “separate our national values from religious values” and that “each should be taught independently”.

Essentially, the lawmakers said Religious Studies should be distinct from Civic Education as a subject, while the former should be taught in accordance with the dictates of the constitution.

The resolution appeared to have put an end to recent controversies over the alleged removal of Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) from the education curriculum going by a new policy which is to take effect from September.

Details later…