VALUES RE-ORIENTATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.

Authors

  • Professor Ig O Nwangwu Ph.D Department of Educational Management, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu
  • Ngozi S Onoyima Department of Educational Management, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu
  • Fidelia Chinyelugo Agada Ph.D Department of Educational Management, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu

Keywords:

Values, Value system, Values reorientation, Sustainable national development

Abstract

This paper portrays the place of values reorientation in sustainable national development. The authors argue that in values reorientation, secondary school students should be the target because they are said to be the future leaders. The concept of values and value system are examined in the paper. Nigerian core values are also discussed stressing that the core values are progressively being eroded in modern Nigeria. The collapse of Nigerian values has ushered in negative values that have adversely affected sustainable national development. The teaching of values education in secondary schools should be strengthened because of its relevance to values reorientation. The contents of values education and the subjects with potential for values reorientation are discussed in the paper. Values reorientation is a joint responsibility of the home, school, church and society because the decay in the value system constitutes a threat to everybody. Recommendations are made among of which is that the nation’s leaders should lead and live by example.

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Published

2021-11-30

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Nwangwu, O., Onoyima, N. S., & Agada, F. C. (2021). VALUES RE-ORIENTATION IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA. International Journal of Education Research Review, 1(1). Retrieved from http://ijerr.com/index.php/ijerr/article/view/2

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