Civic Education, Peace Building And The Nigerian Youths


“The crucial role of parents as the first level of contact with the children is on the verge of collapse. Many parents hardly spend time with the children to groom them spiritually, socially, morally and otherwise”.

He insisted that a well brought up child will certainly contribute towards the peacefully growth of the country.

Miss Nana Ijede, a youth corps member, nonetheless said, government was yet to give the youth their due role in the building of the nation.

“Let no one make the mistake about the importance of youth in this country. The various levels of government have no clear programme for the youth of this country. There is no employment. Millions of youth are roaming the street every day in search of non-available jobs. Meanwhile our leaders and politicians are busy embezzling billions of naira meant for the development of the country”.

She said government should only expect positive, patriotic attitude from the young ones when they were provided for and given a sense of belonging in the nation.

In the same vein, Mrs. Osazuwa advised that adequate provisions should be made for the well-being of the youth if positive attitudes should be expected from them.

She recommended that the teaching of civic education should not end in secondary schools but should be a compulsory course for all year one students in all higher institutions in the country. She added that teachers should also be trained specifically on civic education instead of picking teachers from any field to teach civic education.

The youth of a nation are its real strength. They are the pillars of the nation. But it is important these pillars are study and well-built. They should be well educated formally and informally to be able to foster peace, progress and development in the country. The much needed peace in the land is possible when the youth acquired adequate civil education. 


Calista Ezeaku