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THE ROLE OF CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN RESOLVING POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN THE NORTHERN STATES OF NIGERIA

Ushe, M. U.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


This paper discusses the role of religious education in resolving political violence in Nigeria, with focus on Northern States from 1951 to 2003. The paper also reviews political violence in Nigeria, and examine the role of religious education in combating political violence in Nigeria. The study employed inter-disciplinary method in the gathering of information. Findings from the research revealed that political violence is pervasive in Nigeria, especially Northern States. The paper recommends among others, that Christian religious education should be encouraged to debunk the persistent religious and political violence in Nigeria.

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