Pursuing Discipline and Ethical Issues in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria
AbstractDiscipline and ethics are twin issues that tend to undermine the provision of
quality education in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. This is because the
overall goals of tertiary institutions as enunciated in the National Policy of
Education can hardly be achieved by all the stakeholders without strict
conformity and adherence to the rules and regulations and the ideals of the
entire society. The adherence is essential for the general welfare of the
society. This paper critically x-rayed the causes of indiscipline in tertiary
institutions in Nigeria. Such courses include laxity in home control and
parental supervision, school, teacher and societal factors as well as
government influence. The paper recommended among others such
strategies as enculturation, acculturation as well as acquisition of a certain
number of generic skills for dealing with discipline and ethical issues in
tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
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