Students’ Anomic Behaviour: An exploratory Review on the recent Students’ Deviance in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana

Cai Zhaohui, Anning Anthony Sylvester


This article reflected on the phenomenon ‘anomie’ as developed by Emile Durkheim and further elaborated by Robert K. Merton. The purpose of this paper is to review the deviant behaviour of the university students in last year October: the causes and effects of the students’ action and the measures taken by government and other opinion leaders to restore tranquillity and harmony in the university.  The study adopted the methodology of reviewing many media reports of the incident as it happened. The paper concluded with some recommendations to avoid future happenings.

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