Cultism in Nigeria universities
Cultism in Nigeria universities is an article that I believe that people should read and understand, especially university students and campus guys.
This article breaks down the activities of cultism down and makes it easier for the reader to understand a cultist way of life.
What is cultism
These are a group of violence and destruction loving gangs that go about with certain ideologies about life.
They are also secret, anti-social people that are feared by non-followers and also the school administrators.
The origin of cultism in Nigeria
The student cult organization in Nigeria was registered in 1952.
As a social-cultural club by the name, National Association of Sea Dogs (pirates confraternity).
It was co-founded by Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel laureate for literature, and six other students in a Nigerian university.
For a reason of which represent the best of academic, social and cultural ideals.
The noble ideals about this fraternity center’s on the eradication of colonialism.
This was for different forms and promotion of respect for human dignity.
Also, humanitarian activities as well as the elimination of elitism and tribalism in society.
The first twenty years of the existence of the University of Ibadan which it came from.
At this time, The confraternity was regarded with amazement, although its role was neither violence nor destructive.
The emergence of a faction from the pirate confraternity in the early 1970s marked the beginning of a new orientation.
This has created future generalizations of pirates, as is being witnessed today.
It also declared the beginning of the spreading of Cult associations not only in higher institutions of learning but also in the secondary school in the country.
Types of secret cult groups
We have different cult associations and groups and they are;
Daughters of Jezebel
Green landers etc
These cults group varies in their orientation and ideologies, they vary in their Dressing code and language codes.
They fight against themselves almost all the time.
They are like two bridges that can never meet.
Reasons why people join different cult groups
- People join cultism for personal protection.
Everybody wants to live extravagantly and yet no one wants to die too early.
people want to be considered great by affiliating themselves with these group for personal protection
- One of the reasons people join cultism is to secure power, authority, and respect.
And, this can happen in the form of student union government or being affiliated with higher authorities in school.
- People also, join cultism is to satisfy their curiosity
This is because Some people are just inquisitive to know what it feels like to belong in those groups.
And, In the end, they may never find out, this is because they die early than they think.
- People join different cults to become the master of their destiny.
They want to decide the direction of their lives without leaving it for fate and chances to decide for them.
- One of the reasons why people join cultism is to have important contacts and connections
With them, being in a group like that, they will have connections with each other.
Their contact extends to other big politicians who usually use them for the political underground movement.
People also, join cultism is to escape the punishment for the crime which they commit.
Being in a group like this gives a person an edge to act the way he wants without being careful.
this is because the person believes without all measures that he won’t be bothered.
One of the reasons people join cultism is to have access to supernatural powers:
With all these initiations, they get influenced by different fetish practices.
This will enable them to acquire powers beyond the physical realm.
People also, join cultism to help them acquire ammunition.
They have a hierarchy that is affiliated with the government.
They usually get access to these weapons and used it for killing themselves.
There are many other reasons for joining a cult group.
What are the processes of recruitment of Cultist in Nigerian Universities?
They can be inducted through the following
They recruit through inducement
Offering you what you want in exchange for taking what they need.
This could be either through physical pressure or violence and even blackmails.
They recruit through Advertisement
Cult group usually recruit cult members by secretly announcing to an interested group and for people that can easily accept the proposal.
Through Direct invitation
The direct invitation is one of the ways cult groups recruit members.
This is because a cult group usually goes to members that are currently having issues.
There are people that are threatened by different cult group on a daily basis, so these people can easily accept invitations
They recruit through deceit etc.
Members can also be recruited by cult member lying to them like how Michael and his brother was deceived.
Can the actions of cultism in Nigerian universities be curb?
The university can curb the activities of cultism through these various ways below.
How to subdue the actions of cultism in Nigeria universities
Universities should strengthen their security system and surveillance system
Secondly, the university should be autonomous in implement their rules against cultism
Thirdly, the universities should bring up a disciplinary committee
Universities should also interview their student very well before admitting external candidates
The various Universities in Nigeria should make learning enjoyable and should give assignments to keep the students engaged
Finally, Universities in Nigeria should also implement their rules, regulations, and punishment themselves
They should also hold the ideals of when you pass you will be promoted and when you fail, you fail out.
This will make the students take their academic sessions seriously.
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