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(a)  What is cultism? (b)  Highlight six reasons for the formation of cult groups.

(a)  What is cultism?
(b)  Highlight six reasons for the formation of cult groups.

Explanation

a) Cultism is a secret practice by members of cult groups whose activities are violent and extreme in nature.

 

b) Reasons for the formation of cult groups

  • Desire to hide one’s weaknesses.
  • Failure on the part of the family/poor parenting.
  • Negative peer group influence.
  • Inadequate religious and moral education.
  • Poor students welfare in schools/colleges.
  • Desperate satisfaction of aspirations/academic success.
  • Mass media influence.
  • Tacit support of academic staff of schools and colleges.
  • Threat by lecturers.
  • Quest for justice.