The Director-General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr. Mike Omeri has called for the re-introduction of “civic education” into the curriculum of schools to expand frontiers of knowledge of the citizenry about Nigeria.
Omeri made this appeal when he received students of Queens Science Academy, Kano, saying return of civic education would complement federal government’s efforts to bring back to society values that used to define us as a nation.
The DG charged the students to remain focused and shun examination malpractices and other social vices inimical to the pursuit of their genuine academic activities, adding that today’s students would be leaders tomorrow.
“Learn to grow up as responsible citizens; the only way to make a difference is through your concentration on your studies. Always do the right thing. In those days, civic education used to be part of school curricula where students were thought civic responsibilities and duties of citizenry, rights and privileges among others.
The students were on an excursion visit to the Agency to learn more about the functions and operations of the NOA.