Education Experts Want Creative Studies Established In Schools To Enhance Economic Growth
Stakeholders in the education sector have advocated the promotion of creative studies in schools to enhance economic growth.
A professor with the Department of Educational Management, University of Abuja Mrs Rosemary Udeozor, made the call in Abuja at the inauguration of special steering committee for the one hundred thousand Africa youth Peace Festival in Nigeria.
The one hundred thousand Africa youth Peace festival holding in Nigeria, is aimed at raising young discipline people as advocates of peace in Africa.
The program would also promote investment and bilateral relationship among nations, while providing a new vision of achieving goals for policy makers in the country.
Speaking at the forum, Professor Rosemary Udeozor said there was need for the youths to be well equipped with skills that would make them self reliant.
“Our youths are very resourceful, energetic and has what it takes to move the nation forward if given the necessary skills and opportunity, they need creative education to enhance their contribution to the development of the country” she said.
On his part former Senate president Ibrahim Mantu, called for proper reorientation of the youths to embrace peace.
“There is need to begin a reorientation of the youth, teach them the importance of living in peace. They must not be deceived by those who have nothing to offer them or shape their future”
Chairman Family Federation For World Peace and Unification in Africa, Rev Bakary Camara represented by Mr Eugene Ahunjio, said peace could be achieved in Africa through the repositioning of the Education system.
“The idea of peace can only be achieved if we reposition our education system, Africa must grow into a position where his sons and daughters can take responsibilities. Idea of this program is to promoted promote character education as the best way for peaceful coexistence in Africa” he said.
Earlier National president Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Nigeria, Rev George Ogurie said the Africa Youths Peace Festival would promote the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals through Inclusive education.
“‘The aim of the program is to ensure that youths embrace light in their heart, the one hundred thousand Africa youth would be the one to send the message of peace to Africa continents, this would promote economic development of the continents, youth would learn self control and discipline which is the essence of life.
” The program which will hold in Nigeria by October would attract representative of each African Countries to equip the youths with necessary peace education for unity of nations”
The program featured certificate presentation to some Nigerians who have distinguished themselves in promoting peace in the country.
By: Julian Osamoto/Abuja