Dep. Gov stresses need to make history compulsory in Nigerian schools

The Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has urged stakeholders in Nigeria’s education system to consider making history  a compulsory subject in the academic curricular.
Prince Madumere stated  this during the opening ceremony of the 6th South East Regional Conference of the Historical Society of Nigeria with the theme; Historicizing Population Census in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges, recently in the main auditorium, Imo State University, Owerri, Imo State.
Prince Madumere described history as the source through which generational leaders are equipped for effective decision and policy making.
Speaking on the theme of the conference, the deputy governor commended the leadership of the Historical Society of Nigeria for choosing to inquire into the shortcomings and challenges of the last head counts in Nigeria with a view to proffering solutions towards a more accurate and satisfactory census. He said the discourse will even be more useful since Nigeria Population Commission is preparing for  another census .
He further emphasized on the importance of census in planning and National Development. He, therefore, called described the theme in his words in part, “the theme is very apt and cannot be appreciated at a more expedient time than now”.
Prince Madumere, however, used the opportunity to enumerate some of the achievements of Owelle Rochas Okorocha-led Rescue Mission Government, especially in the area of free education from primary to tertiary level.
The occasion witnessed the presence of the Vice Chancellor of Imo State University, Prof. Adaobi Obasi, President of the Historical Society of Nigeria, Prof. Christopher Ogbogbo, Vice President of the Historical Society of Nigeria, South East, Prof. Egondu Uchendu, Chairman of the Local Organising Committee, Prof. Nwadike J., Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Imo State University,  and others.
High point of the event was a mind blowing drama by the undergraduates of Imo State University, bringing to reality how Europeans subjugated African continent through slavery and colonization.

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