Effect of Moral Values on National Security: The Role of Citizenship Education

Authors

  • Ijiwole, A. A School of Vocational and Technical Education, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6120-6908
  • Adeyemi, M. A Department of Business Administration and Management, Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Nigeria

Keywords:

Citizenship Education, College of Education, Moral values , Sustainability, National security

Abstract

Citizenship education has been acknowledged by means of scholars and educationalists as an indispensable phase of countrywide monetary empowerment and development techniques in industrialized and developed nations globally, due to its influence on ethical values and national security. However, the harness of youth's potentials through citizenship education has not accelerated sustainability in Nigeria. The study, therefore, seeks to examine the influence of citizenship education on moral values and national protection with precise reference to Colleges of Education in South West of Nigeria. A survey research method was adopted to pattern the opinion of 1,448 college students of the colleges of education in the six states. The structured questionnaires designed for the study was used to collect data, while analysis was performed via mean, standard deviation, and linear regression. The study establishes that citizenship education is a riding force of moral price and national security. It was recommended that citizenship education be delivered and made a core course for all students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

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2020-08-31

How to Cite

Ijiwole, A. A, & Adeyemi, M. A. (2020). Effect of Moral Values on National Security: The Role of Citizenship Education. SOCIALSCI JOURNAL, 7, 85-92. Retrieved from https://purkh.com/index.php/tosocial/article/view/881

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