Challenges in Studying Religion in Tertiary Institutions: The Nigerian Experience

Challenges in Studying Religion in Tertiary Institutions: The Nigerian Experience Ukpa, Uche-Egbulam

St. Stephen United Reformed Church (Formerly Presbyterian Church) De Montfort Street, Leicester, England. LE1 7GB. E-mail: ukpaucheegbulam@yahoo.com +447448855108 and +2347038370024

Abstract Religious study is a vital concept in Nigerian society since it has much to do with the perception and the people’s way of life. Study of religion in Nigerian tertiary institutions has become the last option for students and not really a priority due to notable factors that really received critical attention in this research. In Nigerian tertiary institutions, high value is attached to another course of studies but such value is not in any way accruing to the study of religion. Exploring the above concept, is the extremism of religion as a course actually at an extreme from other courses of study in Nigerian tertiary institutions?

 

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