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Reps seek enforcement of compulsory teaching of moral lessons in schools

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The House of Representatives has called for the enforcement of compulsory teaching of moral lessons and orientation subjects and courses in Nigeria’s educational curricula.

This followed the adoption of a motion by Rep. Uju Chima (APC-Imo), on the floor of the House on Wednesday, in Abuja.

Moving the motion, Chima noted that good morals and proper orientation remained indisputable basic components of child upbringing and training.

He added that a lack of it, especially in young people, would result in societal decay while recalling that moral instructions were a compulsory subject in Nigerian schools curricula in the past.

The lawmaker noted that due to the removal of moral instructions from the school system, the current generation of youths lack the benefits of such lessons, and may end up as nuisances in society.

He stated that with the increasing rate of violence and various forms of immorality in recent times, there was a need for reintroduction and enforcement of the teaching of moral lessons and orientation.

He said that the reintroduction of moral lessons and proper orientation would keep rebuilding good morality in the younger generation and provide proper orientation for future generations.

The House, therefore, urged the Federal Ministries of Education, Youth and Sports Development, the National Orientation Agency and other relevant government agencies to intervene.

The House added that it was a view to reintroducing moral instructions as a compulsory subject in the school curricula as well as developed effective orientation for the school system.

The House subsequently mandated the Committees on Basic Education and Services, Tertiary Education and Services, and Youth Development to ensure compliance.

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