Peace Education and Sustainable Development in South-South, Nigeria

  • Iheanyi Osondu Obisike
  • Linus O. Nwauzi


This paper examined peace education as a catalyst for sustainable development in South-South, Nigeria. The rate of conflicts and violence has increased tremendously in Nigeria with the twist of militancy, youth restrictiveness, kidnapping and Boko Haram. This situation has made households, communities and institutions to relocate for safety and survival. The South-South zone of Nigeria, the area that holds the financial strength of the country due to her oil wealth, has steadily witnessed conflicts and violence since 2010 resulting in downward economic trend with its attendant consequences. This ugly trend has therefore made the demand for peace education imperative. Information was obtained through secondary source. The ideas and opinions on peace education and sustainable development obtained were analysed qualitatively leading to the conclusion that peace education is one solution to the problem of the South-South region of Nigeria, and with the suggestion that it should be planned and domesticated to inculcate the culture of peace in schools and national life.

Key words: peace, peace education, violence, sustainable development


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