RELIGION AND PEACE EDUCATION: VERITABLE TOOLS FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
Religions play a very important role in resolving conflict and also sustaining peace. The overriding concern of religion and peace education is to provide and maintain mutual peaceful co-existence for the people in the society. Conflict is not uncommon as traces of it are very rife in all sectors of the country be it homes, schools, and work places. Education remains a powerful tool for eradicating ignorance which at times is responsible for conflicts and also affects changes in the lives of people. On the basis of the above exposition, the paper examined the following items: Concepts of Religion and Peace Education, Colleges of Education and their Objectives. In addition, the paper examined some of the factors responsible for conflict in Colleges of Education and suggests how Religion and Peace Education can be veritable tools for conflict resolution for sustainable academic development in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria.
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