The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has praised the Kano State government’s decision to eliminate inappropriate and morally corrupt teaching materials from both public and private primary schools in the state.
The Kano State government, acting through the Special Advisor on Private and Voluntary Institutions, issued this prohibition in a recent announcement.
In the announcement, the state government identified six textbooks that are now prohibited for instructional purposes “due to their inclusion of inappropriate and sexually explicit content, which is harmful to the moral values of our young students.”
Malam Hassan Sani Indabawa, Chairman of the Kano State Chapter of MURIC, expressed his satisfaction with the state government’s action under the leadership of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf, stating that it comes at an opportune time.
Indabawa urged parents, educators, students, and advocates to support and embrace this initiative to combat the rising moral decay among the youth in the state. He also called on authorities to ensure strict compliance by both public and private schools within the state.
Furthermore, Indabawa stated, “As one of the leading proponents for the removal of all offensive teaching materials from the nation’s educational system, we at MURIC rejoice and commend the Kano State government for taking the necessary step to ban the use of selected teaching materials found to contain sexually explicit content, which goes against the moral upbringing of students in the state.”
He pointed out that the inclusion of explicit sexual content in some educational materials was part of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) promoted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF) for global use, with the aim of promoting promiscuity, fornication, and homosexuality. Indabawa emphasized that such content contradicts the faith, culture, and values of the society.
Indabawa also highlighted that over the past two decades, many classical English literature books and novels have been removed from the Nigerian school curriculum and replaced with sexually related local English literature and science books containing corrupt content. This shift has influenced students with misguided notions about self-control, casual sex, and ‘safe sex.’
In conclusion, Indabawa urged the Kano State government to reinforce the ban with appropriate legislation to establish a legal framework for penalizing any schools that violate the government’s directive effectively. He also called on other state governments to follow Kano’s example by reviewing and removing immoral teaching materials from their basic education curricula.