SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 16, No 2 (2016)

Transforming Nigeria to a Changed Nation Using Religious and National Value Education: Basic School Teachers’ Perspective

Yusuf Abdulraheem, Bello Muhinat Bolanle, Ajidagba Uthman Abdulrahman, Obafemi Kayode Ezecheal










Abstract


The purpose of the study was to examine the perception of Basic school teachers of using religious and national values to transform Nigeria to a changed nation. 421 Religious and national values teachers (handling Islamic studies, Christian Religious Studies, Social Studies, Civic Education, and Security Education) comprising of 190 males and 231 females in 341 selected Basic schools in Kwara State participated
in the study.Researcher- designed questionnaire was used to collect data that were analysed using descriptive statistics, t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The result showed that Religious and National
Values can be used to transform Nigeria into a positively changed nation. It was also unfolded that teachers’ perception was significantly influenced by gender, school type, qualification, and experience. Based on the findings, it was suggested among others that Religious and National Values should be taught and handled by qualified teachers so as to inculcate in the students the needed moral values, attitude and knowledge to become good citizenry that will appreciate and promote the transformation of Nigeria to a changed nation.

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