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Nigeria Set to Introduce Citizenship Studies Across Educational Levels


Citizenship Studies will soon be introduced at all education levels in Nigeria to instill national pride and values in students. This initiative will start with the establishment of 37,000 Citizenship Brigades in schools nationwide.

In a bid to instill national pride and moral values in its citizens, the Federal Government of Nigeria is gearing up to introduce Citizenship Studies as a core subject at all levels of education. The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, made this announcement during a recent Town Hall Meeting with stakeholders in Lokoja.

According to Issa-Onilu, the inclusion of Citizenship Studies in Nigeria’s education system is crucial for imparting the right values and character traits in every Nigerian child. He emphasized that the initiative aims to teach students how to be good citizens and represent their country positively on a global scale.

Starting this year, the Federal Government plans to roll out Citizenship Studies with the establishment of 37,000 Citizenship Brigades, comprising 1,000 brigades per state in primary and secondary schools nationwide. This move underscores the government’s commitment to nurturing responsible and patriotic individuals who will contribute positively to society.

Issa-Onilu further highlighted the importance of codifying Nigeria’s core values through the National Values Charter, a framework aimed at promoting and preserving the nation’s cultural and ethical principles. He stressed the need for all Nigerians to uphold these values, emphasizing that a strong moral foundation is essential for national development and unity.

The initiative seeks to redefine what it means to be a Nigerian, emphasizing qualities such as integrity, honesty, and accountability in public service. It aims to cultivate a new generation of leaders who will prioritize the welfare of the people, promote peace, and drive sustainable development.

As Nigeria prepares to embark on this educational reform, stakeholders are called upon to collaborate and support efforts to improve the nation’s moral fabric. By instilling the right values in its citizens, Nigeria aims to foster a more cohesive and prosperous society for generations to come.


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