GWAGWALADA (FCT) – Dr Tochukwu Okeke of the Department of History and Diplomatic Studies, University of Abuja, has advised governments to include culture as a major subject in all schools.
Okeke gave the advice on Tuesday in Abuja during a sensitisation campaign on the need to promote culture, organised by the UNESCO Club, University of Abuja chapter.
He stressed that including Culture in school curriculum would encourage its understanding and promotion.
The lecturer also emphasised the need for people to understand the culture of one another in order to co-habit peacefully and freely.
Similarly, Dr Sheriff Ibrahim, a lecturer in the Political Science Department, advised parents to inculcate the cultural norms and values of their culture in their children.
Ibrahim said that Nigerian cultures faced a threat of extinction, if families and governments failed to inculcate them in the children and youths.
Dr Ranti Ojo, the coordinator of the UNESCO Club, said it was established in the institution in 2007 to promote peace, security among nations through education, science and culture.
Ojo said that the club encouraged its members to appreciate their culture and have respect for other people’s culture.
“ We have tried to promote the culture of non-violence, peaceful co-existence and harmony among students.
“ It is only through this that progress and development can be achieved,’’ he added.
Earlier, Mr Muhammed Suleiman, the President of the club, had said that the essence of the programme was to promote Nigerian culture in its diversity. (NAN)
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