Edwin Chukwuaguzie Elujekwute (PhD), Regina Hembadoon Nyitar (PhD), Ibrahim Umaru Danburam, Chinyere Ifemma Nnome


This paper examined the effects of the Cultism in the Tertiary Institutions Nigeria, especially, it examined the concepts of cultism, causes, effects and solutions to eradication of cultism in tertiary institution in Nigeria. Brief history of cultism was also examined and it was observed that the gravity of the impact and consequences of cult on campus have resulted to wanton destruction of lives and properties as well as disruption of academic calendar of Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria and among others. However, it was therefore suggested amongst others, that curbing cultism must remain a joint and corporate venture of the management of the tertiary institutions, government, parents and the media to ensure that cultism are permanently eradicated in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The educational managers or administrators of tertiary institutions should not apply autocratic leadership style rather use participatory and democratic leadership style and among others. Conclusion was made and the implication of the study drawn.


Cultism, Confraternity, Solutions, Tertiary Institutions, Nigeria

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