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ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOR IN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN NIGERIA; IT’S EFFECTS FOR THE FUTURE OF NIGERIAN EDUCATION. A STUDY OF TWO SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENUGU METROPOLIS


Seminar topic for Education department

Abstract

This study examined antisocial behavior in educational system in Nigeria; it’s effects for the future of Nigerian education. It also ascertained causes of antisocial behahiour among secondary school students. In Nigeria, our educational system is nothing to write home about. The prevailing poor conditions (poor teaching, poor salaries to teachers, poor environment, hiking of school fee among others), which the students and teachers are subjected to, have provided a fertile ground for this study. Indeed, most of the incidents of antisocial behavior in educational system of the country are caused by the unbearable inhuman situation in the system. Some teachers sometimes forgot their duties which is to impact positively to the students because of the prevailing poor and harsh conditions. This study is an attempt to address these issues. The specific objectives of this study are: to verify the factors responsible for anti-social behavior among secondary school students, to examine the consequences of anti-social behavior on the educational performance of secondary school student and to examine the possible means of curbing anti-social behavior among students in secondary schools. To achieve these objectives, the researcher interviewed some teachers and some senior secondary school students and found out that some factors were responsible for antisocial behavior among secondary school. However, the researcher discovered that some factors are responsible for antisocial behavior and they include thus: Personal and individual factors, peer influence, family related issues among others. Based on the findings, the researcher concluded that many secondary school students exhibits some antisocial behaviours. Hence, the researcher recommended that the government should check the activities of the mass media like television, cinema centres, where antisocial behaviours are promoted through their activities, there should be counsellors in our schools, in order to assist students who exhibit antisocial behaviours or those at risk, so that they can live normal life, there should be early detection of repeated lying, cheating, stealing, non-compliance and other disruptive behaviours in children, so that such behaviours will not lead to antisocial behaviours later in life and every parents of students is encouraged to show love to their children so that these children    will be free to discuss their feelings with them and this will help to curtail some antisocial behavior among others.


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