House of Reps’ Resolution Enforcing Compulsory Teaching of Moral Lessons and Orientation in Schools very Appropriate – Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima

BY OBUTE JAMES
The House of Representatives on Wednesday 29th September in its resolution urged the Federal Ministries of Education, Youth and Sports Development, National Orientation Agency and other relevant ministries, departments and agencies to collaborate with
a view to reintroducing Moral instructions as a compulsory subject in the school curricula as well as develop effective orientation for the school system.

Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima, representing Ohaji/Egbema/ Oguta/Oru-West Federal Constituency of Imo State

The House’s resolution followed a motion by Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima,
representing Ohaji/Egbema/Oguta/Oru West Federal Constituency of Imo State on the “Need to Enforce Compulsory Teaching of Moral Lessons and Orientation Subjects/Courses in Nigeria’s Educational Curricula”

Speaking to THE LEGISLATURE (wwww.thelegislatureng.com) in an interview, Hon. Uju Kingsley Chima said the move will go along way in addressing challenges of moral decadence.

Presenting the motion on Wednesday 29th September, 2021, at House of Representatives Chamber, Hon. Chima said:

“The House: Notes that good morals and proper orientation are indisputable basic components of child upbringing and training, thus a lack of it, especially in young people, would result in societal decay; Recalls that Moral Instructions was a compulsory subject in Nigeria Schools curricula in the past.

“Worried 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 the society.

“Cognizant that with the increasing rate of violence and various forms of immorality in recent times, the need for reintroduction and enforcement of the teaching of Moral Lessons and Orientation Subjects/Courses in Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Institutions cannot be over emphasized.

“Also cognizant that the reintroduction of moral lessons and proper orientation will keep rebuilding good morality in the younger generation and provide proper orientation for future generations.

Following the motion, the House urged the Federal Ministries of Education, Youth and Sports Development, the National Orientation Agency and other relevant Ministries, Departments and Agencies to collaborate with
a view to reintroducing Moral Instructions as a compulsory subject in the school curricula as well as develop effective orientation for the school system.

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

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