National Failure: Social Studies Education to the Rescue

Fasiku, Adesola Mercy


The benefits of Social Studies as an interdisciplinary problem solving discipline in our national curriculum can never be overemphasized. The concept touches all aspects of societal development such as political, economical, social, cultural, technological and educational aspects. The core of the subject is the preparation of individuals to contribute immensely to the development of the nation effectively and the transmission of the social and cultural values to new generation. Despite the important position that education occupies in the country, the society is still surrounded by array of problems such as kidnapping, religion intolerance, lack of credible elections, insecurity, dishonesty, corruption, human trafficking, raping, inequality in the distribution of common wealth among others. All these and many more combine to threaten the advancement of Nigeria on daily basis and if nothing is done to avert it, it will lead to total collapse of this great Nation. In this paper, attempt was made to explain some basic concepts and examine some challenges threatening the oneness of Nigeria as a sovereign State. The paper also exposed the roles Social Studies plays in averting National failure. It also suggested practical steps to be taken to confront the numerous challenges threatening the oneness of Nigeria as a sovereign State. Finally, it suggested ways by which Social Studies teachers can be more proactive and effective in the teaching of the subject.

Keywords: Social Studies Education, Rescue, National challenges, Social Studies Teacher

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-22-08

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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