CULTISM’S SOCIOECONOMIC AND POLITICAL EFFECT ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN HIGHER INSTITUTION
This study focuses on the socioeconomic and political effects of cultism on students’ academic performance in tertiary institutions. In order to carry out the research, a questionnaire was created and distributed to both students and faculty (academic and non-academic) at the College of Education in Ekiadolor-Benin.
The collected data was analyzed and interpreted. It was discovered that power, security, wealth, parents, peer group, and other factors influence the growth of cultism in schools. In light of the findings, recommendations were made in the hope that they would help reduce cultism in schools if carefully considered and implemented by concerned individuals, organizations, and bodies.
TABLE OF MATERIALS
INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER ONE
The study’s context
Question for investigation
The goal of the research
The Importance of Research
The scope of the research
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF LITERATURE CHAPTER THREE:
Population under investigation
Method of sampling
Instrument of investigation
Data display, analysis, and interpretation
Summary, conclusion, and advice
1.1 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
Cultism is a state in which people are united by a common belief or course, usually through rituals. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a “cult” is a system of worship that is usually expressed through ritual. According to this definition, cults, now properly known as confraternities, have taken on a monstrous appearance in our institution of higher learning.
To that end, various campuses that were previously a mode of intellectual quest have become citadels of violence and terrorism. Cultism began in the late 1950s, but the first (secret) cult in our institution was the popularity of sea dogs known as (pirates). It was formed in 1952 by seven men gang men led by professor Wole Soyinka of the then university, college, Ibadan, and there was nothing secret about it.
The primary goal is to move the country forward while fighting colonial oppression. The “motto” says one thing we all agreed on: there will be no room in the club for colonial mentality. According to Ehigie (2007), there are several major reasons why students participate in secret cult activities.
Protection: Many inexperienced students join one or more secret cults in the name of being protected by cult leaders who cannot even protect themselves.
Popularity: Many students join cults because they want to know where they are at all times due to their various activities.
Superiority: Some other students believed that as cultists, they were superior to non-cultists (Jews).
Access to girls: Many boys believe that cultists trust girls and will have no shortage of girl friends. In the opposite direction.
However, the cult’s activities have shifted from its original plans. It is now said that cultist activities are all evil and satanic, and that the youths who will be the future leaders of this nation are involved in these activities (cult). If cultism is playing our citadels of learning, where our youths’ minds and character are sharpened for good, then the very foundation of national development is shaky. The purpose of this study is to investigate the impact of cultism on academic performance of students at a selected tertiary institution in Edo State, Nigeria.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The fundamental problem of cultism is the uncertain and unsafe environment in our cam across the strata of society have complained that the standard of education in allergies is falling very fast, particularly in our higher institutions of learning, there is of the fact that the problems caused by cultism are numerous and deadly.
When the strike occurs, there is always tension among the student population because it leads to insecurity of life and property. Cultism has sent people to their deaths and left many others permanently disabled.
1.3 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
– Determine the true cause of the students’ involvement in cultism.
– Determine the impact of cultism on academic performance of students in selected tertiary institutions.
– It is unknown how cultists are made aware of the dangers of being a cult member.
– Its purpose is to focus government attention on how to find a long-term solution to the cultism problem.
1.4 QUESTION FOR RESEARCH
– Do cult activities disrupt the academic calendar in higher education?
– Does campus cultism cause so much violence and loss of life that the standard of education in Nigeria suffers as a result?
– Has the government taken any action in response to cultism in higher education?
– Is there a functional guidance and counselling department established in tertiary institutions?
1.5 THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STUDY
All research efforts are directed toward solving an existing problem. This research will help to educate the public about the current state of cultism in our schools and society as a whole. This study, on the other hand, will help to identify other areas of research interest.
1.6 THE STUDY’S OBJECTIVE
Many authors have written extensively on the socioeconomic and political impact of cultism on academic performance of students at various tertiary institutions. However, this study is limited to Ekiadolor College of Education and a few other Nigerian institutions.
1.8 TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Cult: A religious movement that intentionally harms its adherents in order for the leader(s) to gain fame, companionship, wealth, praise, resources, and worldly pleasures. It can also refer to a religious sect whose beliefs or practices are unusual or sinister. It is a religious worship system.
Cultism is a phenomenon in which people are united by a shared belief.
The act of seeking or a long search to find.
Deviance: A pattern of behavior that causes stress and strain and endangers the well-being of the group as a whole.
A scourge is something that causes a lot of pain.
Terrorism is defined as the use of violence and intimidation for political gain.
A fact, occurrence, or change perceived by the senses or the mind is referred to as a phenomenon.
Unelected officials govern through bureaucracy.
Culture refers to the art or customs of a specific country or society.
A fraternity is a group of people who share an interest.
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