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The Ghana Education Service (GES) through Ministry of Education has endorsed a Peace Education Certificate Programme of The African Centre for Peace Building-AFCOPB.

The Certificate Programme (Basic Peace Education and Mastery in Teaching Peace Education) aims at equipping Teachers; Tertiary Education Students; Staff of NGOs; Community, Religious, Youth Group and Political Party Leaders with peace education skills in order to become effective peace educators in society.

The Centre beliefs that there can only be a total peace one day if the younger generation are told and equipped enough with the knowledge of what constitute peace. In this light they can pursue the peace building agenda.

This endorsement is to give AFCOPB the mandate to achieve its aim of training Teaches; Tertiary Education Students; Staff of NGOs; Community, Religious, Youth Group and Political Party Leaders in Peace Education and also post some of the participants as Volunteer Teachers to rural schools to assist in teaching and learning activities in the areas of Mathematics, ICT, Science, among others and embark on Peace Education programmes in the schools and the communities during AFCOPB's Rural Peace Project.

The approval came on Thursday, February 24, 2011 after The Executive Director at the Centre, Mr. Emmanuel Senyo Kumedzina presented an annual reports to GES and Minister of Education regarding The Centre's achievements since its establishment in 2009.

Mr. Senyo Kumedzina also briefed the GES on its Peace Education vision as the Centre sets up road map to build peace through the grassroots. He noted that this peace education programme has come to stay and be organized annually in the country and other parts of Africa.

He said, this years Peace Education Certificate programme is starting from May 22, 2011 and encourage the public participate and contribute their efforts by volunteering during AFCOPB's programmes to bring a smile to the faces of the vulnerable.

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