Students and Nation Building in Nigeria
AbstractLooking at nation building as “the desire and effort to achieve unity among multiethnic groups that make up a state"; the youth have a lot to contribute in Nigeria nation state. This paper examines and highlights Nigeria’s variegated character of linguistic, religious, traditional, and cultural pluralism and the need for and possibility of nation building with the proposal that the students have some contributions to make. The paper recommends that tertiary institutions’ students, who are in the prime of their youth can contribute to nation building through observation, reading, listening to news, formal and informal dialogue, being part of the National Youth Service Corps and other civic and responsible organizations among others.
LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(2), 188-197, 2011