n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Cultism or gangsterism and its effect on moral development of learners in Nigerian tertiary institutions

Volume 1, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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This study examines the issue of cultism and gangsterism in Nigerian tertiary institution, focused on Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education Oto-Ijanikin and Lagos State University, Ojo as case study. The currentaggressive tendencies and violent behaviours of Nigerian students were investigated the genesis, causes and their effect on moral development of the learners were equally considered. One hundred students, 50 from each institution were involved in the study. The findings reveal that cults and gangsters' activities in the two campuses and other tertiary institutions in Nigeria is an epitome of moral decadence thus, affect their academic and moral development. It therefore connotes that if hands are not on deck to wage war against these two virulent school diseases, Nigerian institutions will constantly nurture and breed in disciplined people. It is recommended that parents should be made to sign a deed of undertaking before their children could be admitted in school, the school security department should be equipped with modern and sophisticated security gadgets, universities and colleges should established a well equipped guidance and counselling unit and that Religious Education as a core subject should be made compulsory.

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