ROLES OF MATHEMATICS FOR INCULCATING GOOD BEHAVIOURS TOWARDS CURBING CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA

ADESINA N.A. and IDIONG U. S.

Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

Email Address:idiongus@aceondo.edu.ng

Abstract: The study investigates the roles of mathematics for inculcating good behaviour towards curbing corruption. Questionnaires were prepared, validated and administered to two hundred students (200) and one hundred teachers (100) from eight secondary schools in Orolu local government area in Osun state, Nigeria. The responses were analyzed with the use of t-test at 0.05 alpha significant level. The results reveal that mathematics plays vital role in developing students in character and learning and helps in foster discipline among secondary school students. The results also reveal that mathematics facilitates students’ rational thinking and promote their sense of creativity. Having established the fact that there is a significant relationship between good behaviour and corruption, the researcher suggests that Teachers should expose students to the concept that promote logical reasoning needed in develop acceptable behaviour in the society.

Keywords: Behaviour, Corruption, curriculum