17th September 2021
  • 9:11 pm Through the Eyes of Ides Ofune – Women Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Motherhood and Higher Education
  • 7:12 pm A Healthy Gut Can Keep Our Brains From Declining
  • 1:06 pm Staying Safe In The Time Of Covid 19 Variants
  • 1:54 pm Strengthening Exclusive Breastfeeding: Improving Workplace Policies
  • 12:31 pm PhD Researcher Oladapo Ajayi is improving the lives of underserved children through his NGO AfRII
  • 7:30 am The Rising Cost of Private Schools in Nigeria

Education decreases the risk of conflict: each year of education reduces the risk of conflict by around 20%.

Education empowers youth and keeps them away from conflict: youths without education can be nine times more likely to be recruited by rebel groups.

Education makes people more tolerant: people with a secondary education showed more tolerance than those with just a primary education.

Education increases support for democracy: across 18 sub-saharan African countries, educated people of voting age, are more likely to express support for democracy compared with people with no education.

Education promotes peace and helps communities prevent and cope with conflicts:

  • Rebuilding education systems after war builds trust and accountability with government
  • Formal primary education helps restore hope to communities, showing that their lives can return to normal
  • Psycho-social programmes in primary schools decrease psychological distress and restores optimism.