Peace Federation trains FCT teachers on peace, character moulding of schools’ children

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By Angela Atabo

Abuja:  A Non-Governmental Organisation, Universal Peace Federation (UPF), has trained primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on peace and character moulding of schools’ children.

Its Sub-Regional Director, West Africa, Rev. George Ogurie, stated this at the closing ceremony of Teachers Training Workshop on Peace and Character in Abuja.

Ogurie explained that 20 teachers from 20 pilot basic schools were trained on UPF’s peace and character education in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Board.

According to him, the goal is to save pupils and students from moral decadence.

He said that UPF, a global network of individuals and organisations dedicated to building a world of peace, trained the teachers to implement peace and character education in schools.

He said that the measure became necessary following deterioration in moral, social, and educational values in the country, especially among youths.

He added that the teachers were expected to step down the training to their colleagues and school management.

“They will educate school children on peace and sound character development towards good behaviour for lasting peace,” he said.

One of the dignitaries at the event, Brig.-Gen. Paul Boroh (rtd), commended UPF for the initiative, describing it as “critical” to building a morally sound society.

According to him, the entire country will be transformed positively through the initiative and put the country on the right track towards sustainable development.

“I am confident that the problem of insecurity will soon be over since we have started to get it right from the cradle.

“Character is the bottom line of everything; the character of people, especially the younger ones, as they come up needs to be groomed.”

Mrs Chibi Habila, one of the trained teachers from public Primary School Dafara, Kuje, said that the training was very impactful.

Habila noted that children no longer respect their elders among other negative attitudes.

“We have achieved so many things that we are going to take to the children in our various schools.

“This will help significantly in reshaping their character in line with acceptable norms in our society towards building a better and peaceful country,” she said. (NAN) ( /Flowerbudnews


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