MORALITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEMOCRACY IN NIGERIA

SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM AS A PANACEA

  • DAVID BABATUNDE AKINOLA, Ph.D University of Abuja
  • FAVOUR GLADYS AKINOLA SCHOOL FOR THE GIFTED, GWAGWALADA, FCT
Keywords: electing future leaders, social studies curriculum, military government, Moral principle

Abstract

Since independence in Nigeria, attempts to entrench democratic rule have been truncated prematurely over the years. The reasons are not far-fetched. For instance, the attitudes of the political class are often devoid of basic moral principles which are pivotal for democracy to flower. Moral principle is inevitable for our present nascent democracy to thrive as it is in advanced democracies of the world. In this paper, attempt was made to explain some basic concepts like morality, sustainable democracy and social studies curriculum. The paper also discusses historical perspectives of democratic issues in the country, the place of Social Studies in developing morals for sustainable democracy and the problems confronting social studies education in inculcating the expected morals for preserving our democracy. The paper recommended among others that moral sanctity should be one of the indispensable qualifications in electing future leaders.

Author Biography

DAVID BABATUNDE AKINOLA, Ph.D, University of Abuja

DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCE EDUCATION

Published
2018-09-17
Section
Articles