TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION OF SOCIAL STUDIES AND CIVIC EDUCATION AS INSTRUMENT FOR STRENGTHENING THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPT PRACTICES IN NIGERIA
The study examined teacher’s perception of social studies and civic education in strengthening the EFCC for corruption eradication in contemporary Nigeria society. Survey research design was adopted. Three research questions and three hypotheses were posed to guide the investigation. Population of the study comprised of all the Social Studies and Civic Education teachers both male and female in the Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State. Stratified random sampling techniques was applied to select of 260 respondents as the sample but 220 was used for analysis while structured questionnaire which was designed in Likert form was used for data collection since all the respondents were literate and to save time. The analysis of data was carried out with graphs, charts and tables while the hypotheses were tested with chi-square (X2) statistics. The result revealed among others that teachers can use social studies to strengthen the EFCC for corruption eradication. After the conclusion, the following were some of the recommendations made: school management, religious organization, non-governmental organizations and the entire citizenry must stand up against corruption and complement government efforts in anti-corruption crusade. Also, government should support EFCC in eradicating corrupt practice in the contemporary Nigerian society.
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