SOCIAL STUDIES AS A VERITABLE TOOL FOR MAINTAINING DEMOCRATIC STABILITY IN NIGERIA

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2023-06

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Social Studies Association of Nigeria

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The paper examined Social Studies as a veritable tool for maintaining democratic stability in Nigeria. Social Studies is a key subject in the Nigeria school curriculum in its main objectives seek to achieve peace, security and good governance in the society at large. It also raises citizens’ expectations and yearnings in anticipation of democratic dividend. Free and fair elections were also discussed as the pathway to a free and egalitarian society that upholds democratic principles. Democracy is seen as a peaceful means of power transfer in a free and fair manner with the majority deciding the political path hereby ensuring long-term democratic stability in societies. Election malpractice is an anomaly and all paths through which incapable individuals who lack the basic requirements of citizenship education embark to achieve their desperate selfish political goal by all means and consequently endangering the stability of democratic practices and the peace of the country Nigeria. The paper concluded with emphasis that Social Studies education which remains a veritable tool for maintaining democratic stability in Nigeria must also charge itself with more responsibilities to remain relevant in the new world order.

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Social Studies, Democracy, Elections, Electoral malpractice

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OGIRIMA, A. I. & YAYI, T. O. (2023). Social Studies as a Veritable Tool for Maintaining Democratic Stability in Nigeria. Journal of African Social Studies, 4 (2), 209-217.

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