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Optimizing Academic Prospects through Behavioral Modification in Higher Academic Institutions in Nigeria
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 5 (October)
Pages: 48-51   |   Vol. 1, No. 5, October 2014   |   Follow on         
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Inegbenebor Ute, Department of Health Education, Texila American University, Georgetown, Guyana; Department of Physiology, College of Medicine, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Nigeria.
The potential and capacity of the Nigerian student for academic achievement is often challenged by the social environment of the higher academic institutions. S/he has to face the challenges posed by peer influence, which may force him or her into alcohol and substance abuse, cultism, prostitution and other vices. This article discusses some of the root causes of these problems and suggests that the will of parents, teachers, administrators of higher institutions and the federal government should be integrated to address and make the necessary corrections in administrative processes that will facilitate the adoption of healthy behavioral lifestyles in higher academic institutions.
Nigeria, Higher Institutions, Behavioral Modification, Root Causes
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