Annals of Modern Education

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Social Studies Education as Means to National Integration and Unity in Nigeria

RO Arisi


The current wave of ethnic sentiments, loyalties, and violence in Nigeria cannot be overemphasized and if not checked, it may undermine the unity of the entire country. Here, we explore the use of social studies education as means by which Nigeria can obtain the much needed national unity, integration and stability. In looking at how social studies can bring about national integration and unity, we used materials and information from secondary sources and the data were presented in their content. We suggest that social studies education, if properly introduced, adopted, and made compulsory at all levels of education can support the much desired stable, strong and united Nigeria with positive multiplier effects on all other sectors of the country.

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