Measures against Cultism and Cult Activities in Campuses: The Urgent Need For Peaceful Academic Progress In Higher Institutions In Nigeria

Adesina Adegbenro, Oribabor Olabisi


Cult has been defined by many specialists in education. It is a small group of people who have extreme religion beliefs and who are not part of any established religion. It is an organization whose activities are kept away from the knowledge of others. Cult activities started in the 1950s at the University of Ibadan purposely to produce future Nigeria leaders who would be very proud of their African heritage and capable enough to abolish convention. It was meant to sight non- violently but intellectually and effectively, against the imposition of foreign convention s to revive the age of chivalry and to find a lasting solution to the problems of tribalism and elitism. Nowadays, cult members in campuses are noted for violence and they display high levels of crudity and barbate. They kill members and non-members during clashes and all times, post serious threat to both students and staff of institutions. In many cases, schools close down as a result of their notorious activities and academic progress is disturbed at the instance of their activities. The worst of it all is that their increase daily in number and strength in Nigeria campuses. This research therefore extorts the origin, objective and the activities of secret cults in tertiary institutions in Nigeria with the hope of suggesting measures of curbing the groups from tampering with the peaceful academic environment of the institutions.

Keyword: Measures, Cultism, Academic Progress, Higher institutions.


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