PROMOTING PEACEFUL CO-EXISTENCE IN NIGERIAN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL THROUGH SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND COUNSELING PROGRAMME
OGUNLADE, OLUDELEOLAGOKE (PhD)
This paper examined peaceful coexistence in Nigeria public primary school setting which is gradually declining virtually on a daily basis due to many variables such as non-implementation of guidance and counsellingprogrammes which is potent in curbing maladjusted behaviour due to dwindling resources, irregular inter-house sport competition, gradual declining of end of the year activities and the likes. It is not an exaggeration to say this is the root cause of antisocial behaviour among primary school pupils, and by extension, it changes to the exhibition of various deviant behaviour likes bullying, stealing, fighting, examination malpractices of various forms. Aside implementation of guidance counselling programme at primary school level, social activities at that sector should also take a new shape as it used to bein the past and equally foster unity. All these, if seriously considered in Nigeria primary school system, would obviously promotes peaceful coexistence and reduce deviant behaviour among school pupils to barest minimum and eventually leads to usher in new Nigeria of our dream.