SCIENCE AS A PANACEA FOR SOCIAL VICES IN NIGERIA
Asmau Ali Umar
Science is both a body of knowledge and a process. In school, science may sometimes seem like a collection of isolated and static facts listed in a textbook, but that's only a small part of the story. Just as importantly, science is also a process of discovery that allows the linking of isolated facts into coherent and comprehensive understanding of the natural world. Social vices are continually an issue of concern in which hinders the development and growth of a Nation. The progress of a nation is dependent on the resourcefulness and creativity of its people. This paper discussed the concept of science, social vices, types of social vices, causes of social vices, and control of social vices. It further discussed vices for curbing social vices. This paper concluded that social vices which could have been curbed, go completely undetected due to lack of efficient surveillance and tracking tools. Criminal cases like robbery and murder have remained unresolved because there are no reliable database, surveillance, and tracking and forensic tools that could aid in the investigations. The paper recommended that close monitoring and time should be given to children by parents and that government should organize forums that will enlighten the students on the dangers associated with social vices.