History Education as a Catalyst for Solving Modern Challenges; Insecurity and COVID-19 in Nigeria
Keywords:History Education, Insecurity, Covid 19
History education being the queen or mother of all courses especially in art and social sciences is always ready to offer a helping hand in solving difficult riddles, paradoxes and problems bedeviling humanity such as insecurity, Covid 19 and other forms of social problems notwithstanding! This study has as much as possible intends to diagnosed the roles that History education can play in mitigating insecurity and COVID-19 challenges in Nigeria, the historical approaches and lessons adopted by past generations in solving life threatening challenges as well as the impacts of stimulus packages and relief materials on cushioning the effects of Covid 19 and insecurity. Survey research design where questionnaires were used in sampling opinions was adopted. Consequently, threat to food security, lost of lives, hunger and displacement of people are some of the discovered effects of insecurity. Meanwhile, unemployment, lack of good education, poverty etc were identified as some of the causes. However, strict adherence to government’s directives on constant hand washing, use of face mask, social distancing, provision of jobs, security of people’s lives and properties etc were recommended as possible solutions to the challenges of Covid 19 and insecurity
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