Imam advocates inclusion of peace education into school curriculum in Kaduna

(Reposted from: Daily News Pulse. September 16, 2023)

By Shehu Usman Yahaya

Kaduna State Peace Commission and the state Ministry of Education have been advised to introduce peace education curriculum in primary and Secondary schools to enable younger generation to understand the importance of living in peace with one another.

The Executive Director of Muslim Peace Network, Imam Hussain Makanjuola made the call during a stakeholders meeting as part of preparation to mark this year’s International Day of Peace Organised by Interfaith Mediation Centre in Kaduna.

Imam Hussaini noted that, the process of Peace building at the grass root would go along away in achieving peace and stability in the society.

Speaking at the meeting, the Executive Vice Chairman, Kaduna State Peace Commission, Dr Sale Momale represented by the System Administrator early warning and early response of the Commission, Mr Didam Bobby Swam said currently the commission is planning to including peace education into school curriculum among other key issues.

In a remark, Reverend Bitrus Dangiwa of Interfaith Mediation Centre, said the meeting had brought together stakeholders that were working assiduously to promote peace in the community as part of preparation for this year’s International Peace Day.

Reverend Dangiwa maintained that the meeting also provides avenue for the stakeholders to identify issues that mostly cause instability in the society to proffer solutions.

Also, part of discussions during the meeting including the activity line up for the 2023 International Day for Peace Celebration including preaching the importance of peace by Imam and pastors during their summons, Visiting IDPs camp, Peace walk, Football match, Cultural Dance among others.

Pastors, Imams, representative of Action aid among other stakeholders advocating for peace have attended the meeting.

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