Wednesday, 12 July 2017

CRK, IRK: New curriculum violates constitution, says House of Reps

The House of Representatives on Tuesday waded into the controversial introduction of National Values / Civic Education in school curriculum , which requires children to be taught Islamic Religious Knowledge and Christian Religious Knowledge as compulsory subjects , irrespective of their religious beliefs .
In the previous order , IRK and CRK were taught as independent subjects , leaving Christian students with the choice of taking CRK and Muslims , the IRK.
But a new policy of the Federal Ministry of Education billed to take full effect in September, has replaced the old order with a new curriculum , combining the two subjects and making civic education or national values compulsory.
On Tuesday , however , lawmakers opposed the policy on the grounds that it would not only confuse children , but also deny them and their parents the right to a religion of their choice.