Communities In Anambra Enjoined To Document History For Posterity

State

Guests on ABS Radio audience participatory programme, “Anambra Talk”, want Communities in the state to document their history to afford upcoming generations reference materials about their past.

Discussing the topic “Restoration of History in Schools’ Curricular”,the guests who include, Dr. Vera Okechukwu and Mr. Ikenna Nnubia, said this would help transmit norms and values of the communities to the younger generation to help raise their moral tone, cohesion and sense of patriotism.

Dr Okechukwu suggested that Senatorial Districts should also establish Archives and Museums to preserve knowledge and cultural artifacts to serve as data bank for the people.

She called for proper research into historical facts as new knowledge cannot be established without reference to history, urging Historians to strive towards publishing books on modern history.

For Mr. Ikenna Nnubia, a Historian, history like science is verifiable and well researched to establish facts.

Mr. Nnubia recalled that late Professor Kenneth Dike was the first writer to establish the true history of Nigeria by disproving distortions earlier made by foreign writers and enjoined parents and guardians to start early in life to inculcate historical knowledge in their children and wards through folklores, songs and dances to encourage them to understand and appreciate their heritage.

One of the callers to the programme, Onyebuchi Dike from Umueze- Uga, advocated the reintroduction of such books as “Azu Ndu” and “Okeke tara Ose” into the History syllable.

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