n Journal of Emerging Trends in Educational Research and Policy Studies - Security challenges as bane of sustainable development and human capacity building in Nigeria : Yoruba traditional education as paradigm of preventive measure

Volume 5, Issue 7
  • ISSN : 2141-6990
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There is no gainsaying the fact that peace and security are potent tools for sustainable development in any society. It is however disheartening that many third world nations' quest for progress is being threatened by diverse security challenges which include religious crises, political upheavals, insurgency, armed-robbery, and the like. Nigeria was used as a focus in this paper. The paper treated the issue of insurgency, armed-robbery, rituals and cultism, kidnapping, and other security threats bedeviling Nigeria. Issues inherent in Yoruba traditional education which included children morality, youth empowerment, communication strategy, taboo usage, and the like were presented as paradigm of preventive measures to the aforementioned security menace. The paper posited that well-brought-up children are peace givers to the society. The need to empower the youths thereby dissuading them from crimes was also brought to the fore. The objective of taboo usage and its potency were suggested as models for checking security challenges in Nigeria. It was also argued in the paper that diverse communicative strategies used by the traditional Yoruba society could be modernized and incorporated into modern Nigeria as they have the potential of preventing crimes. All these spurred a conclusion that a lot of lesson could be learnt by Nigeria and other third world nations from Yoruba traditional education to check diverse security challenges bedeviling them thereby having a peaceful and secured society which culminate into sustainable development and human capacity building.

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