The Restoration of History to Its Deserved Position in Nigeria’s Educational System: A Compelling Need Met?
In this study an attempt has been made to trace the travails of History as an academic discipline in the educational system of Nigeria from the colonial days to the present. In the process it was established that it suffered neglect and nearly went into extinction before it was restored into the primary and secondary school curriculum in 2017. And its teaching has since commenced in September 2018. The roles of critical stakeholders and other concerned bodies in the restoration process are discussed along with the government initiative that brought back History. Ordinances, government policy papers, conference and seminar papers, newspapers and other secondary materials that are broadly relevant are judiciously utilised to establish the indispensability of History in the school curriculum of any nation that aspires to grow and develop in a healthy atmosphere.
Key words: Restoration, Government Response, Eclipse, Advocacy, Culture, Tradition, Military.