National Development and Its Challenges: Social Studies Education A Weapon For Sustainable Growth in Nigerian (Published)
Development is said to be a predictor that determines whether a country is progressing or not. A vital evaluation of Nigeria’s development regardless of her abundance in human, natural and material resources reveals that the country is yet to attain the desired prospects as clamored by her citizens. The purpose of this cram is to recognize the challenges to development in Nigeria. In order to obtain data for the research, the work adopted qualitative research method through textual analysis. The findings of this study revealed that despite the country’s attempt to advance development, numerous challenges have posed a great threat to the nation sustainable growth. These setbacks range from insecurity of life on her citizens, imposition of policies on her citizens, capital to implement development plans/policies, corruption and lack of credible leadership among others. The paper concludes that once the identified setbacks are tackled then development will be realized in the country.
Nigeria as a nation is beckoned with numerous national issues such as insecurity of life and property, robbery, kidnapping, cultism and insurgency. These problems have caused retro-aggressiveness to sustainable national development. Meaningful socio-economic and political development can only be realized in an atmosphere of peace and security where all agents of development co-exist in harmony. As a result of this existing situation, this paper try to examine how Social Studies Education can be repositioned and used as a veritable tool in solving the problem of school insecurity in Nigerian school. The purpose of this paper will assist significantly in tackling this social complex problem of national insecurity that hinders the development of human society. Several issues such as school insecurity, cultism and their corresponding recommendations such as adopting a people oriented programme in the country by our leaders and a new culture of living which make for tolerance and accommodation were made