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Common social problems are recurred problematic behaviors in our society.

Common social problems in Nigeria are

  1. Kidnapping
  2. Armed robbery
  3. Corruption
  4. Examination malpractices
  5. Prostitutions
  6. Drug addiction
  7. Internet frau
  8. Religious and ethnic conflict
  9. Lack of cooperation
  10. Electoral malpractice etc.

Examination malpractices:-  This is an illegal methods by students to pass examination and acquire certificate.


  1. Laziness
  2. Incompetence teachers
  3. Parental influence
  4. Love of money
  5. Activities of corrupt school owners


  1. Diligent and hardworking students
  2. School owners that perpetrate examination malpractices should be condemned and blacklisted.
  3. Severe punishment for the offenders
  4. Provision of more facilities in schools to aid learning.

Cultism:-  This are people with dangerous beliefs.

It’s origin is traceable to pirate confraternity founded by the Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka at University College Ibadan in 1953.  There arm is to end tribalism and colonial mentality of most Nigerians.  Now reverse is the case, they are known for violence, killing, attacking non-members like lecturers and students who offend them.


  1. Crave for power
  2. Search for security
  3. Influence of friends
  4. Search for love


  1. Parents should train their children at early age in the way of the Lord.
  2. Religious leaders should organize more transforming programmes for youths
  3. Government should give more enlightenment to the society on the danger of cultism.


Causes of Social Issues and Problems

  1. Bad economy:- Many citizens engage in social problems due to loss of  job, low standard of living, low level of unemployment, poverty, etc.
  2. Prenatal Neglect:- At tender age, many youths have been neglected by their parents due to political ambition and rush for wealth such children moves with corrupt friends who influence them negatively.
  3. Peer group influence:- Many youths are innocent but due to influence of friends they engage in cult activities, fraudsters, drug addicts, armed robber, etc.
  4. Corruption:- Many school owners, principal, teachers, government officials encourage all forms of examination malpractices by collecting bribes from parents and students.
  5. Influence of internet and television:- This social media has greatly exposed many  youth to bad behaviors.



  1. What are common social problems
  2. Highlight 5 common social problems in Nigeria
  • Sate and explain 3 causes of social issues and problems in Nigeria.


Assignment:-  what are the causes of examination malpractices as one of the social problems in a school settings?

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