Challenges of Managing and Planning Peace Education and Peace Culture in Nigeria
This paper examined the challenges of managing and planning peace education and peace culture in Nigeria's educational system. Its presents contemporary definitions of peace education and peace culture as well as highlighted the importance of peace education and peace culture in achieving the national goals and objectives of education. These, among others include improved security conditions, quality of life and inner peace, dignity of labour, higher life expectancy, improved working conditions, better decision making, employment opportunities. Some of the strategies perceived for managing and planning peace education were highlighted to include improved educational curriculum at all levels of education, interaction between schools and community, improved judicial system, formation of reasonable policies and sustenance of security of life and property in school environment. The paper identified inadequate knowledge of the concept of peace education, lack of acceptability of peace education by government, lack of political will, inadequate funds among others are some of the challenges of peace education and culture in Nigeria. Consequently, appropriate recommendations were made to achieve the goal of introducing peace education and peace culture in Nigerian school system.
Key words: Peace, Peace Education, Peace Culture, Government Policy, Legislative Strategy, Tolerance