The Spread Of Cultism In Tertiary Institutions, The Causes, Effect And Solutions: A Case Study Of College Of Education, Ekiadolor-benin, -abstract
This Project Work Examines The Spread Of
Cultism In Tertiary Institutions-causes-effects And Solutions Using College
Of Education ...
This project work examines the spread of
cultism in tertiary institutions, causes, effects and solutions using College
of Education Ekiadolor as a case study. This study was limited to the students
of College of Education, Ekiadolor. The findings however showed that some of
the causes of cultism are peer group influence, parental influence, erosion of
educational standard, financial gain and black power etc and the effect of this
cultism are destruction of lives and properties, identified and expelled threat
to family etc and some of the solutions are moral upbringing of children,
anti-cult laws, and the role of the media, public enlightenment advocacy.
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
BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Cultism can simply be described
as a land of gang behaviour that is accepted and value of the larger society
and is characterized by oath taking secrecy and violence. Cultism can also be
seen as the state of phenomenon where persons are bound together with a common
belief usually through some rituals. According to Oxford dictionary of current
English 5th edition the word
“cult” means a system of religion worship especially one that is expressed in
rituals from this definition cults now popularly known as confraternity have
assumed a monstrous features in our institutions of higher learning to this
end, therefore, our various campuses, which were most have become citadel of
violence and terrorism.
The pertinent questions that
one may ask is the phenomenon of cult just interring our institutions of higher
learning, the answer figure have been known to be members of the pirates
confraternity in their days in college or universities. Furthermore, when there
was violent clashes between Eiye confraternity and the Buccaneer some notable
professors and doctors at the institutions were found to be patrons and bankers
of these cults. The implications is that these professors and doctors where
members of these cults in their own college days. We find and disturbing trend
of the proliferation of campuses cult in our institutions of higher learning,
such cult are Vikings, the black axe, the morphine, the buccaneer, the pirates,
the black arrow to mention but a few have become a familiar features in our
Additionally, the attention of
the government and the society at large is the introduction of violent savagery
and terrorism into the present day cut a diametrical contrast to what obtained
in yester years it is now common in our campuses that factors of ravel cults
violent clashes even in broad day light and fight themselves down with weapons
such as guns, and daggers, nocturnal initiation ceremonies in which initiated
are animalized and some of them die in the process of making blood covenants
and performing other occultist organized opposition against any kind of
oppression real or imagined liberal consumption of alcohol use of drugs,
intimidation and use of violent extortion, stealing armed robbers,, arson
sexual abuse, and rape, examination malpractice, maiming, manslaughter and
murder the recent occurrence are the university of Ile-Ife, Benin, Ekpoma,
Ibadan and of the course College of Education, Ekiadolor. This is what has led
to the public to speaking against the societal evil calling to its total
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The fundamental problems of
cultism are the uncertain and unsafe atmosphere in our campuses even to the
activities of members of secret cult these manner of operation is both sinister
and Bizerte living behind them a trial of what destruction most distressing of
the problems is the state of killing in our campuses in recent o=times many
lives have been terminated, permanently in spite of measures put in place by
the various arms of government and school authorities aimed at combating the
ugly trend of cultism, the phenomenon on our campuses has refused to be
eradicated. Thus, the researcher intend to make an indebt study into the
factors which create the fearful climate that encourage the growth and spread
of cultism in our institutions of higher learning with a view to proffer
solution to the problems.
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The purpose of this study is to
examine the spread of cultism in our institutions of higher learning with view
to educate the public about the extent of the social problem. It should be seen
by those who could do something about its educational planners, educational
policy makers, the Nigeria university commission (NUC) the government, parents,
various university councils and senate, etc as something that did not just
involve overnight, hence solution. It should be as elastic as its evolution.
Firstly, cult association
parade members that is not classifiable as normal personality types hence the
particular agoraphobic tract in them gives impetus to the desire to operate and
need to attack. Secondly, university authorities should not frequently use
threats of expulsions against cult members instead, effective means should be
devised to draw out and register activities would be made more open and easy to
monitor. It is also psychologically defeating to expel students from an
institution of learning particularly for behavioural deficiencies such as
exercising one right of association, wrongly, when a human organism is expelled
from an establishment whose sole object is to train and change
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study will reveal how
cultism was spread in tertiary institutions, the effects, causes and solutions,
the study will also enable the government to understand and appreciate its
areas of strength and weakness in the fight against cultism.
Does fear lead someone to cultism?
Does the negligence from parents lead children to cultism?
Does threat from peer group or outside world lead people into cultism?
Does cultism lead to death?
Does cultism empower people to go into criminal act?
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study will involve the
total population of students and staff of College of Education,
DEFINITION OF TERMS
Cult: A system of religious
worship especially one that is expressed in rituals.
Cultism: Is the state or
phenomenon where persons are bound together with a common beliefs.
Hitherto: This means until now
or until a particular time.
Quest: The act of seeking or a
long search or to find
Empower: To give power or
authority to do or to give more control over their own life or the situation
they are in
Confraternity: A group of
people who join together especially for a religious purpose or to help other
Rituals: Series of actions that
are always performs in the same way, especially as part of a religious
Pirates: A person on a ship who
attacks other ships at sea in order to steal from them.
Manslaughter: The crime of
killing illegally but not deliberately
Maiming: To injure seriously
causing damage to their body.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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