The First Lady of Nigeria, Oluremi Tinubu, has described education as key to achieving lasting peace in Nigeria.
Mrs Tinubu said this in a statement on the occasion of this year’s International Education Day, saying this year’s theme, “Learning for Lasting Peace”, is appropriate.
He said building a more peaceful future depends on the nation’s commitment to quality education.
She said: “As an educationist, I recognize the crucial role of education in achieving gender equality, the foundation of a truly peaceful society. Education transforms hearts and minds. It requires providing our children with knowledge, values and skills that foster not only academic excellence but also empathy, tolerance and respect for our diversity.”
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He therefore urged Nigerians to embrace “transformative learning and invest more in inclusion that instils in our children the values of peace and tolerance to build a Nigeria of peace, progress and prosperity for us all.”
International Education Day
International Education Day is celebrated annually worldwide on January 24. It was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2018.
It recognizes the power of education to achieve one of the Sustainable Development Goals and empower people and communities.