In yet another critical move to successfully sensitize and educate the new generations of the people of defunct Biafra republic who neither witnessed the civil war nor have the knowledge of what led to the war, the Indigenous People of Biafra has asked schools in the area to commence the teaching of history and geography of the region.
It said schools that would key to the course programmes would be given grants for scholarships.
A statement made in Awka, Anambra State by the group’s media and publicity secretary, Emma Powerful and obtained by ORIENTAL TIMES, said its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, had written schools in the area from nursery to university in that regard.
The statement read in part “The Indigenous People of Biafra under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has written and given instructions to every academic institution in Biafraland from nursery school to University to revert to original geography textbooks with Bight of Biafra in it.
“IPOB is also asking every school in Biafraland to commence the teaching of history especially pre-colonial Biafra and 1914 amalgamation.
It added, “Schools that sign up to this scheme will receive grants to assist them from scholars and IPOB worldwide.
“More so, IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is working with publishers of history and geography textbooks to commence the job to enhance effective work and to ensure the success of the scheme.
“The history teaching in Biafraland will focus on the genocide committed against the people of Biafra during the civil war in 1967 and 1970 while the geography teaching will focus on the removal of the Bight of Biafra by British and Nigerian Governments.
“The history also will teach on the child starvation as a weapon of war against Biafrans and the seizure of money and €20 given to Ndigbo after the war in 1970.
“The ancient map of Africa from 1662 till 1966 during the war of genocide against our people that consumed the lives of our women and children”.