The participants at the capacity building for teachers in Federal Capital Territory . Photo: Julian Osamoto/Radio Nigeria
The Universal Peace Federation (UPF) and other Stakeholders in education sector have called on teachers to pay more attention to developing moral values in students.
They made call at the closing ceremony of a capacity building for teachers in Federal Capital Territory Pilot schools, said values such as self management, social awareness and good decision making enables an individual contribute to creating a peaceful society.
Reverend George Ogurie, Sub-regional Director of UPF West Africa, emphasized that these values are critical in developing strong relationships, settling disagreements, and managing emotions effectively.
Dr Margaret Lawani, Director, Special Programmes Centre, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, and Dr Umar Kwami, Director, Academic Programme Center, National Commission for Colleges of Education, both stated that character education programs develop ethical leaders and reduce negative behaviors such as aggression and bullying among students.
Some of the instructors who participated in the training were enthusiastic about the program’s good influence, claiming that the growing occurrence of kidnapping and banditry in society was due to a degraded value system.
Some of the teachers who benefited in the training were optimistic about the positive impact of the program, stating that the increased rate of kidnapping, banditry in the society were as a result of eroded value system.
Reporting by Julian Osamoto; Editing by Oluwaseyi Ajibade and Adeniyi Bakare