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A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CULTISM AND THE NIGERIAN PHENOMENON

Assibong, Patrick Agbor (2002) A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF CULTISM AND THE NIGERIAN PHENOMENON. International Journal of Social Science and Public Policy, 5 (1). pp. 175-189. ISSN 1119-0795

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Abstract

The spate of almost daily despicable and weird front page headlines in Nigerian Newspapers and Magazines about the murderous, ruinous and catastrophic nocturnal activities of cultists in Nigerian educational institutions; has been a rather vivid and graphic reminder of the total decay in Nigeria's national pSyche occasioned by many years of ravenous, ~olent and corru'~l military dictatorships. Tltis paper which is ruminations of a dyspeptic · ex~student, ·examines the · comparative global perspective of cultismjuxtaposi~git with the bghly explosive, . vexing and contentious character of cultism in Nigerian educational institutions highlighting the raison d'etre, the modus operandi, the;socio-politico-economic consequences of o.Ut activities in the society . and· solutions to this · tmcanny behaviour. Although the paper took exceptions in the above contending issues and the fact that cultism is an ancient global phenomenoii, it nevertheless inclines towards the perspective th~t ·cultism can be ·eradicated from Nigeria~ higher . education institutions if the moral political will is developed to do so

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 15:41
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2017 11:47
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/7769

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