African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 185

Article in Press

The University and Universality of Youth Counter-Culture in Determining Life after Graduation: An Assessment

Nadir A. Nasidi

  •  Received: 07 June 2018
  •  Accepted: 07 June 2018
While schools are primarily concerned with academic problems of world-wide interest, they have also the responsibility of promoting the culture, customs and traditions of the community in which they are situated. The preservation, protection and the development of these traditions is the main function of the schools that are set aside for the drilling of our children from primary to the tertiary or higher level of education. Similarly, the university is a classic example of the true representation of knowledge and scholarship. Its cosmopolitan nature as a converging place for the reception and blending of different world views and uniqueness made it possible its universality in terms of demography and the exchange of knowledge and culture amongst its populace. Therefore, this paper assesses the role of university life in promoting youthful counter-culture namely; cultism, drug abuse, prostitution, lesbianism, examination malpractice, to mention, but just a few. It will also make an incursion into the major stimulants leading towards youth moral decadence within the university community and the trials awaiting the university students after graduation in form of unemployment, redundancy, throat-cutting in terms of opportunities and what have you. The research adopts both qualitative and quantitative approaches to successfully analyse the case at hand.

Keywords: University, Universality, Youth, Counter-Culture