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Impact of Education as a Strategy to Prevent Violent Extremism (PVE) and Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) in the Lake Chad Basin

26 November 2018 by 0 Comment Articles 65 Views
Brou Bertrand

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Tony Karbo and Wyclife O’ngeta Mose



Introduction

Education has been defined as the process by which persons acquire knowledge, skills, abilities, competences and the cultural norms of a society with a view to developing the community/society concerned for the general wellbeing of the nation (Ayo, 2017). Education is recognised to help young people develop the communication and interpersonal skills they need to dialogue, face disagreement and learn peaceful approaches to change; and to develop critical thinking, which enables them to investigate claims, verify rumours and question the legitimacy and appeal of extremist beliefs. Education further helps learners to develop the resilience needed to resist extremist narratives, acquire the social-emotional skills they need to overcome their doubts and engage constructively in society without having to resort to violence (UNESCO, 2016).
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