Institutional degeneration and evolution of violent secret cults in Nigerian universities

  • N Nwabueze


In this paper, we argue that though a plethora of other factors outside the University system have been advanced to explain the upsurge of violent cults on Nigerian campuses, endogenous forces including policy failure, administrative naivety, and deterioration of structures, equipment and facilities, that is, institutional degeneration is the key explanatory variable. We conclude that institutional expansion and restoration of existing structures to better health rather than combative measures will produce results that are more effective against cults. Combative measures merely drive cultism underground while institutional regeneration addresses the root causes of the problem.

Lwati: A Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 4 () 2007: pp.1-14

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