Catholic Schools as Means of Promoting Peace and Justice in Nigeria

  • Anthony Bature Federal University

Abstract

The paper examines the impact of the Nigerian education and the extent to which it contributes towards the promotion of peace and justice with specific reference to Catholic schools. The paper argues that the role of Catholic Church in providing education has immensely contributed to the growth and development of education in Nigeria. Due to the church‟s focused intervention, approximately 649 elementary schools, 384 secondary schools and 16 tertiary institutions have been established in Nigeria. Relying on documentary method of data collection and descriptive analytic approach, this study explains that Catholic schools have a significant role towards achieving a peaceful and equitable society in Nigeria. The article recommends more engaged efforts by other non-state institutions towards the building of developed educational institutions that will help in promoting peace and justice in Nigeria.

Author Biography

Anthony Bature, Federal University

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State, Nigeria

Published
2016-07-01