Rita Azuka Atakpa (PhD)


The increase in the growth rate of secret cults on campuses, however have rubbished the legacy of brotherhood which the founding fathers of pyrate confraternity left behind way back in 1953. Today most of our students are not reading, the tertiary institutions are now producing graduates who are unemployable as they lack knowledge, skill and good character befitting the ivory tower. To ameliorate this situation, cultism education is a necessity in the curriculum of all tertiary institutions in Nigeria to enlighten students on the devastating effect of cultism on themselves, educational system, parents and the larger society. For students 9 to achieve success in life and be able to pay back to the society what has been given to them, they must be focused on their studies and eschew all vices which may truncate their academic programme and may even lead to untimely death. Reasons that predisposes students to joining cults were listed, strategies for curbing the menace highlighted. It was recommended that there should be restitution of our value system; religious organizations in campuses should be encouraged, recreational facilities provided on various campuses for students relaxation after the days activities; the government to beef up security in all tertiary institutions in the country and conclusion drawn.


Cultism, Education, Tertiary Institutions

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