The parish priest of Holy Cross Gwarimpa, Rev Fr Roland Nwapuda, and former chancellor, Catholic Archdiocese of Abuja, Rev Fr Chris Bologo, will be conferred with the International Peace Award on Religious Harmony during the fourth investiture of the Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners UK (CIEPUK) billed for Abuja.
The clergymen are being honoured for their preaching for religious tolerance and universal peace, CIEPUK’s president, Professor Marcel Ezenwoye, said on Sunday.
“Both priests represent religious harmony that Nigeria requires today to move forward,” Ezenwoye said.
Our correspondent gathered that the event, scheduled for 25th August, 2022 at the National Merit House, Abuja,
has the theme: ‘The role of youths in nation building’.
Prof Ezenwoye regretted the state of education in Nigeria, especially the lingering ASUU strike, adding that ‘the youths are adversely affected’.
He said the event would deliberate on the way forward for the nation’s education sector as well as youth emancipation.
He said, “The system has failed woefully, and we won’t allow our future which youths are the custodians to be destroyed by insensitive leaders. CIEPUK is harvesting the potentials of our youths and encouraging education based on skills and patriotism.
“Our proposed event will provide the platform for stakeholders to deliberate on core national issues after which we engage policy makers for implementation, while individuals will also be challenged to adopt same for self-discovery.”
Our correspondent gathered that the event will be chaired by Dr Denis Ude Ekumankama, while Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, will be the special guest of honour.
The Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioner UK is a leading professional body registered and accredited in the United Kingdom and Nigeria with the aim of responding to the ensuing paradigm shift in the quality of education both in skilled and unskilled levels globally.