The National Association of Catholic Diocesan Directors/Secretaries of Education (NACDDED) has stated that its educational institutions must provide the type of teaching and learning that will produce critical thinkers that will contribute meaningfully to the development of the society.
It stated this in Calabar, Cross River State, during the national conference hosted by the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Calabar Archdiocese, Most Rev. Joseph Ekuwem recently.
The National Chairman of the association, Rev Fr. Richard Omolade, who made this known, said Catholic education “must be such that radicalism is extinguished by the force of critical thinking and not unthinking defense of God.”
He said Catholic education must be seen to be truly holistic, producing not just religious thinkers, but also scientists able to contribute to human development, especially in an age where religious bigotry and fanaticism are on the rise.