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The Christian Association of Nigeria, on Wednesday, took its protests to the Senate over the controversial introduction of National Values/Civic Education in the school curriculum.

The controversial curriculum seeks to make Islamic Religious Knowledge and Christian Religious Knowledge compulsory subjects, irrespective of pupils’ religious beliefs.

A delegation from CAN, who visited the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in his office, criticised the new nine-year Basic Education Curriculum as unfair to Christian pupils.

The leader of the delegation, Prof. Charles Adisa, who represented the National President of CAN, called for the intervention of the National Assembly to ensure genuine respect for the constitution and the “abolition of obnoxious laws that infringe on freedom of worship.”

He alleged that the account of the birth and resurrection of Jesus Christ had been distorted in one of the books in the new curriculum.

Adisa said, “There is a portion in the curriculum that encourages the children to disobey the parents if they are opposed to an issue. When an educational programme encourages rebellion in the home, what will be the implication?”

He said it was the position of CAN that IRK and CRK should be offered separately, while Social Studies and Civic Education should be merged.

He also said the federal and state ministries of education should employ more teachers for religious subjects.

Saraki, in his remarks, urged stakeholders in the education sector to remain calm on the matter to enable the National Assembly to look into the various issues involved.

He assured the delegation that the Senate Committee on Basic Education would investigate the complaints of CAN against the new curriculum, with a view to making it acceptable and satisfactory to all religions.

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  1. Mentally deranged running educational sector and making useless policies.

  2. You're right Bukaroz Colkins. Without any exceptions, they need psychiatric evacuation.

  3. What is CAN afraid of???? The reason why we have many educated illiterate graduates is because they have been kept away from knowledge..what stops a man from knowing a little about another man's way of life and religion? It helps to build mutual respect and know when your pastor or imam is deceiving you.. Who is afraid of truth??

    1. The issue is not about fear but values. If Islam encourages disobedience to parents it's an issue or removing certain topics of crk simply because Islam does not believe it, is wrong. It's safe for these 2 subjects to taught separately even got the sake of sensitivity. Students can ask silly questions which can provoke violence; with due respect, from the Muslim side, because this is the experience. So let's be sensitive and respect one another's religion.


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