The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed its appreciation for the Kano State Government’s decision to prohibit the use of certain textbooks in nursery, primary, and secondary schools that contain sexually explicit content. Hassan Indabawa, the Chairman of MURIC in Kano, commends this initiative led by Governor Abba Yusuf, emphasizing the importance of removing inappropriate teaching materials from the curriculum of basic schools.
According to Mr. Indabawa, MURIC has been at the forefront of advocating for the removal of all obscene teaching aids from the nation’s educational system. He expresses his joy and admiration for the Kano government’s proactive approach in banning selected teaching materials that are found to contain sexually explicit content. He also highlights the replacement of classical English literature books and novels with sex-related local English literature and other science books that propagate lewd and pernicious concepts, leading to the sexualization of primary and secondary school pupils.
Mr. Indabawa stresses the need for appropriate legislation to support the prohibition of these offensive textbooks and enforce strict compliance. He calls for the Office of the Special Advisor on Private and Voluntary Institutions and the Kano Educational Resource Department (KERD) to be equipped adequately to ensure the effective implementation of the government’s directive. Furthermore, he urges other state governments to follow Kano State’s example by reviewing and eliminating all lewd and pernicious teaching materials from their basic education curriculum.
In a recent development, the Kano government announced the ban on the use of certain textbooks in nursery, primary, and secondary schools due to their harmful and sexually explicit contents. Hamisu Ibrahim, the director of planning Research and Statistics office of the Special Adviser on Private and Voluntary Institutions in Kano, released a statement notifying operators of private and voluntary schools about this prohibition. The government emphasizes the need to protect the morale of young students by removing materials that contain inappropriate and sexually explicit content from the educational system.