International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Efficacy of Moral/Religious Counseling in Checking Cultism in Nigerian Institutions of Higher Learning
Odudele, Rotimi

Cultism has become a disturbing phenomenon in Nigerian society especially in institutions of higher learning. Thus, the issue of secret cults has been of great concern to many meaning Nigerians in all facets of life, as a serious cankerworm that has eaten deeply and fabrickly into the Nigerian content. It is therefore a dreaded phenomenon that destroys the lives of youths, their present and the future. A lot of promising young men and women have lost their lives through the devastating attack of cults and members. This paper examines the meaning, causes, and effects of cultism, the place of moral/religious counseling, moral/religious strategies for curbing cultism, conclusion and recommendations. The import of this writing, therefore, is self-discipline. Selfdiscipline will improve the quality of the home. A disciplined home would produce a disciplined environment, thus creating a better society in which man will be responsible, responsive and accountable for his actions.

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