Boko Haram: Plateau introduces peace education in primary, secondary schools


Simon Lalong, Plateau State Governor

The Government of Plateau has introduced peace education in primary and secondary schools to forestall the resurgence of Boko Haram and tackle the menace of radicalism among children and youths.

The Plateau Deputy Governor, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, told the Correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in New York that the state had paid dearly for violent conflicts.

Tyoden attended the 2017 Education Solutions International Conference in New York and delivered a keynote address on ‘SDGs-4: Character and Leadership Education in 2030 Development Agenda’.

He said that Plateau would become the first and only state in country to have introduced peace education in its primary and secondary schools curricula.

“As a society emerging from the throes of violent conflict, so much is required in terms of functional and collaborative partnership…

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