Reading books can halt violence in Plateau communities – Don | Dailytrust

Reading books can halt violence in Plateau communities – Don

University of Jos main gate
University of Jos main gate

A Professor of English in the University of Jos, David Jowitt, has said the recurrent crises in several communities in Plateau State and even beyond can be halted if youths imbibe the habit of reading books. 

Professor Jowitt who has lived in Nigeria for about 48 years now, had taught in several schools across the country and has authored many academic books and articles. 

Speaking in Jos at the Youngman Africa International peace workshop, the university don said reading educative books at all times will enrich the mind and embossed on it positive and innovative thoughts. 

And with good and valuable thoughts, he said, there would be no room in one’s mind for negative thinking or idea that would be inimical to the society. 

He said since the culture of reading diminished, violence has intensified across many communities in Plateau State and other parts of the country. 

In his remarks, one of the resource persons, Prince Charles Dickson, said either for peace or war, social media is an effective tool. 

Dear Reader,
Every day, we work hard to provide readers such as you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information. Quality journalism costs money. Today, we're asking that you support us to do more. Your support means that Daily Trust can keep offering journalism to everyone in the world. Sign up for as little as N1,000 to become a member. Learn more about our membership here

Bank transfers can be made to:
Zenith Bank
Media Trust Ltd

Please send details of your bank transfer to the email or Whatsapp number below so that we can contact you.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Whatsapp: +234 806 990 3410