Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2017)
Cultism and Economic/Manpower development in Cross River University of technology: Need for counselling approaches
Author(s): Ada P Adigeb, Esuabana SB, Anake PM
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to investigate cultism and economic/manpower development in Cross River University Technology; and need for counselling implications. To guide the study two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The instrument for data collection was a well validated 15 items questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered to 100 students, randomly selected in the area of study. The data collected was analyzed using Pearson product moment correlation coefficient. The result of the findings revealed that there is an inverse significant relationship between cultism and economic/manpower development in Cross River University of Technology. Based on these findings appropriate counselling recommendations and approaches were made: which include; the need for the National Association of Counsellors in Nigeria and all counselors to intensified awareness campaign on the negative impact of cultism in school security, academic performance of students, the society and lives of lecturers and all in the school system. Also the government to improve on its security unit and punish adequately those caught in the act of cultism and need to avoid cult activities.
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