International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences

International Research Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Vol. 4(4) pp. 70-75, April, 2015. DOI: http:/ Copyright © 2015 International Research Journals


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Challenges of sustainable security and national integration in the 21st century: The place of religious studies

Dr. Donatus I. Njoku

Department of Philosophy and Religion Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki

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Received February 24, 2015;  Accepted March 18, 2015



The study focused on sustainable security and integration of multi-ethnic and multi-linguistic dimensions of Nigerian polity that has exerted on social security and other emergence ideals of democratic governance in the country. The study specifically aimed at finding out if the objectives of religious studies could be of help in sustaining security and national integration in the country. Two research questions guided the study and a hypothetical statement was raised. The population of the study included all the religious educators in both federal and state universities in the South East geo-political zone of Nigeria consisting of Abia, Anambra, Enugu, Imo and Ebonyi states out of which 100 educators were selected using simple random sampling techniques. Questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Data was analyzed using mean while hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance.

Keywords: Challenges of sustainable, Security, National integration, Religious studies, 21st century. 





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