Social Deviance among Students and its Negative Implication in Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto

Abuabar Isah Baba, Saidu Ibrahim Dan Dange, Ibrahim Abdullahi Shehu




The aim of this paper is to assess the different types of deviant behaviors among students of Umaru Aliyu Shinkafi Polytechnic Sokoto. The paper raised some measures on how to mitigate the impact of such deviant acts on the students. The major factors responsible for such behaviors as find out by the paper include frustration from home or school, peer influence, poor parenting, negative effects of Mass media, and Wrong values of the Society. It is in this light that the paper concludes that the school authority and society have to be vigilant about the issue of social deviant behaviors, and find a way to address the situation. Among the ways is students should not be allowed to move with bad eggs, Students should be enlightened on the danger of involving in any deviant act particularly during school orientation programs. Proper guidance and counseling should be provided to the parents, lecturers, students and even the community on the negative effects of social deviant behaviors. The government should provide effective strategies for eradicating poverty among the citizen. There is also need to open functional guidance and counseling offices in all the colleges of the school among others.



Behavior,Deviance, Family, Peer group; Social

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