16 April 2012

Nigeria: INEC Wants Voter Education in Schools Curriculum

Gombe — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advocated for the integration of voter's education in secondary school's curriculum as a step towards eradicating electoral malpractices and ensuring free, fair and credible electoral process in Nigeria.

The call was contained in a communiqué issued at a one-day voter education workshop organized for secondary stakeholders and resident electoral commissioners from the North East zone held at Gombe State University over the weekend.

The communiqué which was signed by the zonal coordinator of the workshop, Professor Saleh Abdu, urged the commission to liaise with relevant bodies to review and integrate voter education ideals in the country's secondary school curriculum.

Describing education as the only veritable tool of inculcating a more civilized political culture, the meeting equally resolved to pursue the establishment of voter education clubs in all secondary schools across the region and directed all the resident electoral commissioners to liaise with the offices of the national Orientation Agency (NOA) to initiate the process of establishing the clubs in conjunction with their respective education ministries.

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