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Abstract

Death and dying is not myth but a reality of life and living. Though some of us view death as a stranger and try to evade its existence as much as we can, death is inevitable. This paper proposes the inclusion of death and dying in the school curriculum and offers several ways of integrating death and dying in the curriculum for different grade levels. It argues that death has visited frequently on our school campuses and in national life over the past decades and there is always a sense of despair, panic and uncertainty about how to react to this visitor. From the moment we enter this world at birth the only other sure event in our lives is our death and our dying. This topic then seems of paramount importance in our lives and should be embraced more than our first day at school, graduation among other events.

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