MORAL LITERACY EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT: AN IMPERATIVE FOR YOUTH DEVELOPMENT IN
Prof. S. C. Nwizu and Franklin. N. Okeke
Department of Adult Education and Extra-Mural Studies,
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
The meaningful growth of any community largely depends on the quality of the youths that make up the community. Therefore, to ensure that any community enjoys sustainable peace and development, issues capable of triggering a downturn in the moral and educational progress of the youths are ingenuously handled. Hence this paper focused on Moral Literacy Education as a tool for sustainable peace and development in Ogba community of Rivers State. It also laid bare, some salient concepts relevant to the topic. The study also explicated the role of sustainable moral literacy programmes in the restoration of peace and development in Ogba Community. It advocated for total and immediate revival of moral literacy instructions in all the schools in the community. The study called on the local government authorities to revive the under-utilized Omoku Civic Centre; and recommended that the Federal Ministry of Education should see to the immediate review of our school curriculum so as to rekindle the dying embers of moral literacy in the country.
Keywords: Moral Literacy, Education, Sustainable Peace, Sustainable Development.