Strategies for Enhancing Peace Education for National Security in Nigeria

Strategies for Enhancing Peace Education for National Security in Nigeria

Dr. Isaac N. Nwankwo, Department of Educational Management and Policy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Dr. Gladys Uzoechina, Department of Educational Foundations, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus

American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

This work is a product of library research. The purpose was to discuss national security in Nigeria in relation to peace education. The concepts of peace education and national security were presented. The reasons for national security were discussed. The researchers also articulated the efforts so far made in Nigeria to promote national security. The work also articulated the importance of peace education to national security. The major challenges to national security in Nigeria were highlighted and strategies for enhancing peace education for national security were documented. Part of the suggestions was that elders at family and society levels should show good examples and inculcate in the children, the culture of tolerance and coexistence in the plural society, as well as teaching them patriotism and civic responsibilities to the nation over and above allegiance to tribe or ethnicity as a way of achieving national security in Nigeria.

Keywords: Enhancing Peace Education, National Security, Nigeria, Strategies

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How to cite this article:
Isaac N. Nwankwo and Gladys Uzoechina. Strategies for Enhancing Peace Education for National Security in Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2017,2:2. DOI: 10.28933/AJERR-2017-06-1801


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