Osinbajo, Education Minister sued over alleged removal of CRS from school curriculum

Written by on June 28, 2017

The Incorporated Trustees of Kingdom Human Rights Foundation International has dragged the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu and the Federal Ministry of Education before the Federal High Court in Abuja over alleged removal of Christian Religious Studies (CRS), from the academic curriculum of studies for Nigerian schools.

The group, in an Originating Summons, wants the court to determine whether or not the removal of CRS as a separate subject from the academic curriculum of studies for Nigerian schools amounts to breach of rights of Christian children/students to freely acquire sound christian education in line with the constitutionally guaranteed right of freedom of conscience and religion and belief.

Other issues, the group wants the court to make declaration on include, “Whether or not the removal of CRS as a separate subject from the academic curriculum of studies for Nigerian schools is an act capable to cause religious and ethnic conflict in Nigeria.

The group also wants the court to declare that the Minister of Education lacked the power to remove CRS as an independent academic study in Nigerian schools and wants, “An order of the court setting aside the controversial and ill-conceived education curriculum that deliberately excluded CRS as a separate course of study in Nigerian schools.”

A date is yet to be fixed for the hearing of the suit as it has not been assigned to any Judge.


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