International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Education for Social Reconstruction: Implication for Sustainable Development in Nigeria
Akinjide Aboluwodi

The paper examined the political climate in Nigeria, taking into consideration the current ethno-religious violence and its effects on the future of Nigeria. It traced the ethno-religious crises in Nigeria to the past political practice where party politics was anchored on ethnic affiliation. The paper argued that this ethnic affiliation derived its inspiration from the past political practice, namely, the promotion of ethnic consciousness, and religious consideration for public offices among others. This development had put Nigeria at the threshold of disintegration, hence the need for social reconstruction in order to achieve sustainable development. Therefore efforts at achieving reconstruction must be based on the promotion of social justice, fairness, equity, rule of law and critical thinking education, the only means by which individuals can be rational enough to reflect on their actions as they affect sustainable democratic culture in Nigeria.

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