The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has commended the Kano State Government for prohibiting some textbooks in nursery, primary and secondary schools due to harmful and sexually explicit content.
MURIC Chairman in Kano, Mr Hassan Indabawa, in a statement, said the move by the government to remove some lewd and pernicious teaching materials from the curriculum of basic schools was commendable.
He said the decision of the Kano government, under the leadership of Governor Abba Yusuf, came at the right time.
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“Therefore, all parents, educationists, learners and advocates must embrace and support the initiative so as to tame the alarming rise of immorality amongst the youths in the state,” he said.
Indabawa further said the group was one of the front-line advocates for removing all obscene teaching aids from the nation’s educational system.
“MURIC rejoice and commends the government of Kano for doing the needful by prohibiting the use of some selected teaching materials found to contain sexually explicit contents.
“Nigerians are aware that in the last twenty years, classical English literature books and novels such as Macbeth, Merchant of Venice, and Things Fall Apart, among others, have been removed from our school curricula.
“They have been replaced with sex-related local English literature and other science books containing lewd and pernicious matters to give the unsuspecting young school pupils the wrong impression that self-control is unnecessary.
“As we may equally be aware, one of the negative consequences of this is the sexualisation of primary and secondary school pupils,” he said.
NAN reports that the Kano government, on Thursday, said it had banned the use of some textbooks across nursery, primary and secondary schools in the state due to harmful and sexually explicit contents