This study focus on Socio-Economic and
Political effect of cultism in academic performance of students in tertiary
institution. In carrying out the study, a questionnaire was designed and
administered to both the students and staff (academic and non-academic) in
College of Education, Ekiadolor-Benin. The data collection were analyzed and
interpreted. It was observed that power, security, wealth, parents, peer group
and among others are the major factors that influence the growth of cultism in
schools. In the light of the finding recommendations were proffered, in the
hope that if carefully considered and implemented by concerned individual and
organization and bodies that would help in reducing cultism in schools.
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background to the study
Statement of problems
Purpose of study
Significance of study
Scope of study
Limitation of study
Definition of terms
Review of Literature
Method of analysis
Data presentation, analysis and interpretation
Summary, conclusion and recommendation
1.1BACKGROUND FOR THE STUDY
Cultism is the state where persons are bound together with a
common belief or course usually through rituals. According to the oxford
dictionary of English the word “cult” means a system of worship usually
expressed through ritual. Form this definition, cult which is now properly
known as confraternities, hence assumed a monstrous feature in our institution
of higher learning. To give end therefore, out various campuses which were
hitherto a mode of intellectual quest citadels of violence and terrorism.
Cultism which started in the late 50s, but the first (secret) cult in our
institution was the sea dog popularity known as (pirates). It was formed by
seven men gang men then, led by professor Wole Soyinka of the then university,
college, Ibadan in 1952, there was nothing secret then here it was merely
introduced. The main motive is to move the country forward and to fight against
oppression by the colonial masters the “motto” says one thing we all agreed as
that, there world not be any room for colonial mentality in the club. According
Ehigie (2007) stated that there are some major reasons why student join secret
Many ignorant students join one secret cult or the other all in the name of
being protected by the cult leaders who cannot even protect themselves.
Many students join cult because they want to know where ever they are because
of their ever activities.
some other students believed that as a cultist they have gain superiority over
the non cultist (Jews).
Access to girls:
Many boys think that cultist at trust girls and there will be no scarcity of
girl friends for the cultist. Verse versa.
But today cult’s activities have change from it original plans. It
is now a saying that cultist’s activities are all evil and satanic and the
youths who are future leaders of this nation be the one involved in this
activities (cult). If cultism is playing our citadels of learning of learning,
where the mind and character of our youths be being sharpened for good, then
the very foundation of an national development is shaky. This study therefore
is to examine the effect of cultism on academic performances of students in
selected tertiary institution in Edo State, Nigeria.
1.2STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
The fundamental problem of cultism is the uncertain and unsafe
atmosphere in our cam across the strata of the society have complained that
standard of education in allergies is falling very fast especially in our
higher institutions of learning, there is of the fact that the problem caused
by cultism are very many and deadly. Any time the struck there is always
tension amongst the student’s population as it leads to insecurity of life and
properties. Cultism has send people to their early grave and many other
disabled for life.
1.3PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
-To find out the actual cause of students
involvement in cultism.
-Identify the effect, of cultism academic
performance of students in selected tertiary institutions.
-It is to known how cultist to be aware of the
danger of being a cult member.
-It is to draw government attention on how to
find a lasting solution to the problem of cultism.
-Do cult activities disrupt the academic calendar
in higher institution?
- Does campus cultism lead to violence and
loss of lives to the extent that standard of education in Nigeria has been
-Has there been any reaction of government
towards cultism in higher institution?
-Is there any establishment of functional
guidance and counselling department in tertiary institutions?
1.5SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
All research works are aimed at finding solution to already
existing problem. This study will help to expose the public to the current
situation of cultism in our schools and society at large. However, this study
will help to identify other areas of research interest.
1.6SCOPE OF THE STUDY
Many authors have written a lot in Socio-Economic
and Political effect of cultism on academic performance of students
in some selected tertiary institution. But this study is limited to college of
education Ekiadolor and some other institution Nigeria.
1.8 DEFINITION OF
religious movement that uses mind control techniques intentionally harming the
adherents so that the leader(s) can get fame, companionship, wealth, praise,
resources and worldly pleasures. It also refers to a religious group whose
beliefs or practices could be considered strange or sinister. It is a system of
this is a phenomenon where persons are bound together with a common belief.
act of seeking or a long search or to find.
behaviour that cratesstress
and strain which threatens the well being of the whole.
something that causes great suffering.
use of violence and intimidation for political purpose.
fact, occurrence or change perceived by the senses or the mind.
by unelected officials.
art or customs of a particular country or society.
group of people with a common interest.
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