August 21, 2019
Education

Gov Fayemi Wants Tertiary Institutions to Encourage Study of History

Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi has charged institutions of higher learning to always encourage the study of history to promote unity, national integration and nation building.

Governor Fayemi gave the charge while delivering a lecture at an international conference organized  by the Department  of History  University  of Ibadan in memory of Emeritus Professor Jacob Ade Ajayi.

Dr Fayemi who noted that a nation without history had lost its values and identities, stressed the need for stakeholders to assist government, as history remained an instrument for human and national development..

He remarked that the recent re- introduction of history as a subject in school curricular by the Federal Government would enable the younger ones to retrace their steps and learn about the past events.

The Ekiti helmsman however expressed concern that young  Nigerians have lost their sense of identity and patriotism due to absence of history in school curriculum.

Governor  Fayemi, who spoke on the academic and administrative career  of late Professor  Ade Ajayi, said that the educationist who hailed from Ikole Ekiti would remain  a living  legend in the academic  circles.

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