This study is a survey which was carried out with 110 sandwich students of university of Nigeria Nsukka. The focus was to ascertain the relevance of social studies programme of Nigerian universities in inculcating social interaction skills for maintaining peace and managing conflicts in the family. Four research questions guided the study. The major findings are that social studies programme inculcates social interaction skills for maintaining family stability. Lecturer dominated instruction was the major implementation strategy. Obstacles to effectives teaching of social interaction skills are inadequate use of cooperative learning, limited practical learning experiences, low cooperatives work ethics, corruption and general indiscipline amongst some family members. Conclusion and recommendations for viable inculcation of social interaction skills through social studies instruction are articulated.
LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(1), 73-83, 2011