EFFECTS OF RELIGIOUS CONFLICT ON EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF NIGERIA
Background to the Study
Nigeria is majority populated by the adherents of Islam, Christianity and African traditional religion, however, the adherents of the three religions, especially Muslims and Christian are often engaged in conflict, leading to lost of lives and property. The religious scenario in Nigeria has assumed a violent dimension, leading to suicide, bombing, loss of innocent lives and property. The area that is most affected with terrorists attacks in the defunct northern religion. That is, the north and the area called today “middle belt” of Nigeria. Even if there is seeming peace, the relationship between Christians and Muslims is marked with mutual suspicion and distrust (Amadu, 1989). These religious crises are more frequent in the north and they sometime given birth to reprisal attacks in Eastern part of Nigeria are directed to all the Northerners without distinction of religious affiliation. That is, both Christians and Muslims are victims of such attacks (DZURGBA, 2006). The Northern Christians particularly suffer death casualties at every twist of events. This ugly situation calls for reflection on education as one of the possible measures of preventing religious conflicts and insecurity in Nigeria.
Statement of the Problem
The research work was embarked upon, purposely to examine the concept of religious in Nigeria and it implication on educational development in Nigeria.
Purpose of the Study
The research work is embarked upon to look critically into the concept of religious conflict. What are the factors that contribute to emancipation of religious conflict and the effect of the concept on the development of Nigeria? However, the research work will also try to provide some possible solutions to stop religious conflict in Nigeria.
In order to do justice to this study some questions are raised. The study intends to proffer answers to the questions, they include:
- What are the causes of religious conflict?
- In what ways does religious conflict affect the development of the education?
- What are the possible solutions to the problem of religious conflict?
Significance of the Study
This study will be useful especially for the coming youths of Nigeria to have good knowledge of the concepts of religious conflict and its effect on educational development in Nigeria and also to enable the parents and guidance’s to have this information at their disposal that will assist them in training their children in the way he/she should go, so that when the child is matured, he will not depart from it and parents will know their responsibilities to teach their children on good behaviours at all levels. It will enable the government to carry out its responsibilities accordingly.
Also, the school as place for educating children and a place of learning will benefit from this study because; it will give room for the educational in secondary schools to put more efforts in teaching/learning of religious studies.
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NAME: TITUS AYANI SOLA
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