Cultism is a small group of people who have extreme religious
believes and not part of an established religion, which original object as
turned into destructions? Cultism has destroyed so many lives, wasted so many
families, aborted so many future makes our school or institutions of learning
uncomfortable. Therefore it has to be completely eradicated totally from our
society without knowing the cause of a problem, there is no way such problem
can be solved. This study therefore focuses on the factors influencing the
growth of cultism in secondary school using questionnaires administration, 40%
of randomly selected secondary schools in Orhionmwon Local Government
Area of Edo State were sampled the findings revealed that parents, peer groups
and power for protection, wealth are factors responsible for the growth of
cultism in our country. Recommendations were made on how to totally eradicate
cultism from our various secondary schools and society at large.
Background of the study
Statement of the problem
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Origin of cultism
Factors influencing cultism in secondary schools
Parental influence, peer group influence
Population of the study
Method of administration
Method of data analysis
Discussion of the findings
Summary, Recommendations and Conclusion
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
two decade’s have witnessed secret cult violence in higher institution in
Nigeria. Cult activities involve blood sharing and waste of human lives; have
reached an alarming proportion in Nigeria society today. Media reports blaze
the coverage of cult activities in educational institution in Nigeria. These
include the activities in the University of Ibadan, Nsuka, Almadu Bello
University, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, University of Benin and so on.
Coverage also include the polytechnic such as Kwara state polytechnic, Oko
polytechnic, Auchi Polytechnic the other polytechnic are not left out. The
colleges of education are no exception, cult activities have been reported at
the college of education etc.
activities have continued to thrive in Nigeria due to the enormous impression
of the seeming invisibility of cult and their members. A major factor working
in the favour of cult group is mass ignorance on the part of students
especially the new students who are hoodwinked and deceived to join them,
secret cult societies could be traced down to the Egyptians. Cultism is the
state or phenomenon where persons are bound together with a common belief or
cause usually through some rituals. According to Oxford dictionary of current English
5th edition the word “cult” mean
a system of religions worship especially one that is expressed in rituals. From
this definition cults now popularly know as confraternities, have assumed a
monstrous features in our institution of higher learning. To this end therefore
our various campuses, which were hitherto a mode of intellectual quest and
social uplift most have become citadel of violence and terrorism.
The pertinent question that one may ask is the phenomenon of cult
just entering our institution of higher learning? The answer is simply no. this
is because international figure have been know t be members of the pirates
confraternity in their college days or universities. Furthermore, when there
was a violent clash between the Eiye confraternity and the Buccaneers at the
universities of Ibadan in (1989) some notable professors and doctors at the
institution were fond to the patrons and bankers of these cults. The
implication is that these professors and doctors were members of these cults in
their own college days. We find and disturbing trend of the proliferation of
campuses cult in or institutions of higher learning, such cults are Viking the
black axe, the morphine, the buccaneers, the pirates, the black arrow to
mention but a few have become a familiar features in our institutions.
Additionally, the attention of the government and the society at
large is the introductions of violent, savagery and terrorism into the present
day cult a diametrical contrast to what obtained in yester – years. It is now
common in or campuses that factors of naval cults violently clash even in broad
day light and manta themselves down with dangerous weapons such as guns and
daggers, nocturnal initiation ceremonies in which initiates are animalized and
some of then die in the process making blood covenants and performing other
occultic rituals, 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 to mention but a few artist to these facts.
This is what as led to the pubic to speak against the societal evil calling to
its total eradication.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS
The fundamental problems of cultism are the uncertain and unsafe
atmosphere in schools due to the manner of operation is both sinister and
bizarre living behind them a trial of destructions most distressing of the
problem is the space of killing in our schools in recent times. Many lives have
been terminated prematurely. The human carriage of supposed leaders of tomorrow
is what is causing a lot of concern to both the government and the entire
citizenry. Inspite of measures put in place by the various arms of government
and social administrators aimed at combating the ugly trend of cultism. The
phenomenon seems to be gaining more popularity and prominence on our secondary
schools. What could be responsible for students belonging to the secret cult
could it be that they want to acquire power, wealth or influence? Could it be
influence fro the peer groups, could they be acquisition for protection, could
it be that their parents influence them. The following are the research
questions drawn which will lead to proper investigation to find solution to the
problems of cultism in our secondary schools.
1.Does acquisition for power, wealth influence
students to be involved in cultism?
2.Does the influence of peer group a significant
factor for joining cult?
3.Does the parent’s involvement in cultism
influence children to join cult?
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
project work will be help to create awareness on the evils of secret cults in
our institutions of learning as well as providing solutions to the problems,
the only necessary ingredients are determination and constituency of the part
of the authorities concerned to fight and uproot this social evils of cultism
fro the schools system.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
completion of this project work. It will serve the purpose of guiding the
individual in higher institutions into the school authorities and the
government on how to find solutions to the prevailing problems of cultism in
our schools. This study will provide in expository terms the causative factors
that create the healthy climate that encourages the growth and spread of
cultism in our institution or school. This will therefore provide planners and
implementers of policies with the factors that influence cultism in schools.
Factors known will enable them to combat cultism squarely and help eradicate
the malaise that has become a canker worm in our secondary schools.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
will involve the total population of College of Education Ekiadolor Benin that
is both the staff and the students of the College.
DEFINITION OF TERMS
system of religions worship especially one that is expressed in rituals
the state or phenomenon where person are sound together with a common beliefs
This means until now or until a particular time
act of seeking or a long search or to find.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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