Assessment of the Role of Children’s Literature in Building an Incorruptible Global Nigerian Community

Authors : Idowu, Stephen Olufemi; Olabode, Oluwakemi Taiwo

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 8 - August

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Nigeria is seen and addressed as a corrupt nation and thus rated among the highly corrupt nations of the world. It is a concern to many responsible stakeholders of the country. Hence, the solution to solve the problem is necessary. Therefore, since literature is an instrument of social change and children are the hope of any nation’s future, children’s literature is identified as a means to address the problem. This study was to identify how some texts of children’s literature have vividly addressed the subject of corruption and social values and virtues in the social, political, economic, religious, and communal lives of characters that align with the situation in Nigeria. The evaluative method was used to gather the data. It was discovered that all the texts were able to address issues of corruption in various manners like condemnation bribes, laziness, the dignity of labour, patriotism, obedience to elderly counsel, impartial judgment, sexual purity, and others. It was therefore recommended that children’s literature should be taken as a deliberate national instrument of building responsible children for the future from home to school and society in general.

Keywords : Children’s Literature, Corruption, Nigeria, Values, Virtues.


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