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MSU fosters culture of peace through PeaceEd

MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur (PIA)–The Mindanao State University (MSU) System has institutionalized peace education programs and inculcated peace concepts in its curriculum to promote a culture of peace among its students.

One of its trailblazing peace programs was the development of the course Fundamentals of Peace Education conceptualized after the Marawi crisis as a way to increase the resiliency of students to threats from extremist ideology. 

“A precipitating factor was the Marawi siege and the heightened awareness of the ever-present threat of violent extremism and terrorism, and of the urgency of pro-actively combatting this threat through education,” said MSU System President Habib W. Macaayong during his State of University Address.

The course is now implemented system-wide as a general requirement for university students.

Macaayong said selected faculty in the various colleges of the MSU main campus and in the 14 MSU campuses underwent rigorous trainings on peace education sponsored by the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies based in Siem Rep, Cambodia and the U.S. Embassy in Manila, among others.

Macaayong, the 7th regular MSU President, gave his first State of the University Address on Wednesday, October 27, where he spoke on the various development achieved by the university during his administration particularly on academic and administrative reforms, research, extension and production; peace; infrastructure; and cooperation between the university and the community. (APB/PIA Lanao del Sur)