The House of Representatives has asked for the incorporation of security education as a subject in the Primary and Secondary Schools Curriculum.

The House mandated the Committee on Basic Education and Services to ensure implementation.

These resolutions were sequel to the adoption of a motion titled, “Need to Incorporate Security Education as Core Subject in Nigeria’s Primary and Secondary School Curriculum” moved by Hon. Omirin Emmanuel Olusanyo.

The House stressed the importance of Security Education for fostering knowledge and preparedness, enabling individuals to understand potential threats and take appropriate measures to protect themselves and their assets.

It also explained that security education prepares students for contemporary challenges in security, ranging from economic, political, social, and environmental threats.

The House said Security Education equips students with the necessary skills to direct the various contemporary security challenges, including economic, political, social, and environmental threats.

It said it was aware of the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, report that since 2018, over 30 schools have been attacked, resulting in at least 2,295 teacher deaths and over 1,000 child abductions.

The House expressed worry that the recurrent attacks and threats against Nigerian educational institutions, teachers, and pupils are hurting educational quality, teacher turnover and perpetuating a culture of impunity.

The House said it was aware that due to the escalating insecurity in the country, it has become imperative for children to learn defence mechanisms, and master first aid principles and emergency handling skills.

Reps seek inclusion of security education in Basic school curriculum

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