Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 2(11), pp. 1625-1628  November 2011         
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Peace education: A prognosis for social reconstruction in Nigeria

Olumuyiwa Adewale Noah and Simeon Adetunji Dosunmu*

Department of Educational Foundations and Counseling Psychology, Faculty of Education, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. 

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Received 16 October, 2011; Accepted 04 November, 2011


The increasing complexities of violence in Nigeria demands new strategies for combating the social malaise. Things have so degenerated to the extent that the ‘big men’ who should be belly-aching over how to solve the problems of Nigeria are getting themselves enmeshed in a game of bloody levity while riff-raffs, ruffians and ragamuffins are driving sane people to Golgotha with bombs. We cannot but agree that Nigeria is in dire need of the ideology of social reconstruction. The authors are of the opinion that the virility of violence in the country must be intentionally challenged. This paper submits that if national stability and strength depend on effective integration of plural traditions, schools can play significant mediatory role. In order to combat the current culture of intolerance and violence there is the need to reinvigorate social reconstruction via Peace Education Programme.


Keywords:  Social reconstruction, peace education, Nigeria.


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