Agency to develop school course to counter extremism

Al-Shabaab recruits perform military drills in Somalia, on February 17, 2011. The Kenyan National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) is in talks with the Ministry of Education to develop a school programme to counter violent extremism. FILE PHOTO | ABDURASHID ABDULLE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The anti-terror agency said the programme would help the government deal with violent extremism and radicalisation “at the incubation level”.
  • The agency is already carrying out sensitisation programmes in schools, colleges and universities to prevent radicalisation.

The National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) is in talks with the Ministry of Education to develop a school programme to counter violent extremism.

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