The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said the Federal Government will continue to promote the ideas of Commonwealth among children in Nigeria to promote virtue, democracy and good governance.
Adamu said this at a news conference to mark the 2017 Commonwealth Day Celebration with the theme: “A Peace Building Commonwealth,” held on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, Commonwealth is the only organisation in the world that is not based on religious or bias sentiment.
He added that the Commonwealth had no constitution and also guided by 16 core values.
The minister said the idea was aimed at promoting international peace, security and understanding.
According to him, it also provides other member countries the channel to interact, cooperate and work together to eliminate wars, fight diseases, poverty and hunger.
“There is no better time for peace building initiatives to be discussed than today.
“The issue of peace is the collective responsibility of actors in society, and this includes government at all levels, families and parents, communities, schools, religious bodies, corporate organisations and international development partners.
“Anticipating the Commonwealth, African Union Heads of States and governments saw the need to use education to inculcate the values of peace in young people,” he said.
The minister added that the ministry had unveiled its strategic plan for the Nigerian education sector for 2016-2019.
Source: The Nations