Monday, 24 July 2017

Separate CRK and IRK In New Curricular

The Federal Government has succumbed to pressure to reverse it's initial decision to merge CRK and IRK. The minster of Education Malam Adamu Adamu on Thursday the 20th of July directed the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) to separate the Christian Religious Knowledge (CRK) and Islamic Religious Knowledge (IRK) subjects in the basic education curriculum.
The new curriculum had grouped IRK and CRK under the Civic Education, and this had generated controversy recently among religious leaders, top among are the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) calling for their separate teaching.

In a meeting that was well attended by Commissioners for Education from various states of the Federation, educational stakeholders from six geo-political zones and the Federal Capital Territory, the Hon. Minister Malam Adamu Adamu of education, gave the directive at the meeting. 

The minister who was represented by Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, the decision to rescind on the merger plan became necessary because of the various complaints by Nigerians, especially the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN).

One of the reason given for the merger was from complains that students were overloaded with too much subjects and collapsing both subject will reduce the workload on the students
The Christian Association of Nigeria CAN, has expressed joy at the separation of both independent subject. The president of the association Mr. Samson Ayokunle in Abuja said "We appreciate all well meaning Nigerians, the media and the civil society for their roles while the controversy lasted"

The cleric went further to say that this reversal means that government is sensitive and listening.

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