The Role of Traditional Education in Resolving Youth Restiveness in Nigeria

Ushe Mike Ushe


Restiveness among the youth globally and those in Nigeria has become a behavioral pattern which degenerated into topical global issue. Youth restiveness portrays mankind negative side of social development which has become one of the many security challenges facing humankind in contemporary society. This negative development is rather unfortunate as lives and properties worth millions naira have been lost or vandalized and some razed down by restive youths. Human society is a complex entity and individuals/groups have their complexities needs, aspirations, hopes, goals, opinions, views and values which could be social, economic, religious, psychological or political. Consequently, there is bound to be restiveness among different groups of people, especially youths who at their prime age. This paper therefore, examines the causes effects and role of traditional education curbing youth restiveness in Nigeria. The study adopted an interdisciplinary approach which makes use of oral interview, participant observation and secondary sources in gathering information. The study observed that youth restiveness is on increase in contemporary Nigeria. It is social vice that is giving the entire nation sleepiness nights, and the causes are multifaceted and hence, curbing it demands multi-dimensional approach. The study believes that the effective role of traditional education in conscientizing the parents, teachers, political and religious leaders at various levels of governance could go a long way in curbing youth restiveness in Nigeria.

Keywords: Youth Restiveness, Traditional, Religious, Education and Nigeria

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