EMERGING NATIONAL ISSUES: THE ROLE OF MORAL EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EDUCATION AS REMEDY FOR PEACE AND CO-EXISTANCE
Hassan Saleh Ph. D; Zuwaira Ahmed Abdullahi; Yunusa Musa Zakari; Dahiru Lamara Bello & Mohammed Zakari Yunusa
One of the biggest obstacles facing Nigeria today is an emerging national issues, which has led Nigeria to lose a lot of fortunes to corrupt practice, youth restiveness, terrorism and thuggery (criminal-behaviour). This paper aimed to establish moral awareness and psychological education as a foundation for national reforms in the contemporary Nigerian society. Moral and psychological education as a foundation can serves as a powerful instrument of social change and liberation. Nigeria now was faced with some outstanding emerging issues like, economic-recession, insecurity, organized violent groups, poverty, kidnapping, terrorism, and youth unemployment, and religious insurgence. Therefore, moral awareness and psychological education will serves as instrument of social order that provides guidelines and principles drives from its teaching to develop acceptable behaviour such as trust, forgiveness, honesty, integrity, confidence and commitment among people that strive for unity, peaceful coexistence and moral foundation for achieving development in contemporary Nigerian society. The paper observed that, Nigerian education system needs moral and psychological education intervention because it is an indispensable instrument for actualization of national integrity and unity.