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Perception and control of secret cult and gang-induced difficulties for quality living and learning in Nigerian universities: the case study of universities in the Middle Belt Zone.

Smah, Sam O.

Abstract:
Content and Survey methodological approaches were employed in the examination of the trend in the phenomenon of ‘secret’ cults in Nigerian Universities in the last two decades. From the early 1980s to 1990s rapid increases in the recorded incidences of violence attributed to cult subcultures were witnessed. The violent outburst of otherwise recreational student associations as well as cult groups that should remain ‘secret’ were linked to military-style administration of institutions of higher education, underfunding, the decay of infrastructures and other facilities and the collapse of the culture of academic excellence and discipline. The problem of secret cult infestation was observed to be structural and therefore requires a structural response in form of increased funding, reduction in the brain drain phenomenon and globalisation of the academic culture and standards.

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Document Title: Perception and control of secret cult and gang-induced difficulties for quality living and learning in Nigerian universities: the case study of universities in the Middle Belt Zone.
Institution: University of Jos, Nigeria
City and Country: Jos


Date:2001
Document Type:Paper (Peer Reviewed)
Subject Area:Students
Country:Nigeria
Keywords:Gangs, Nigeria, Universities, Quality of Higher Education, Student behaviour, Student Experience, Violence, Institutional Management


File Size:98 KB
Rights:Permission to use this paper was granted by the author.
Date Added:10 August 2007


Smah, Sam O. (2001). Perception and control of secret cult and gang-induced difficulties for quality living and learning in Nigerian universities: the case study of universities in the Middle Belt Zone. Jos, Nigeria.