Traditional marriage and modern marriage

Week 7-8

Topic: Traditional marriage and modern marriage

Objectives: At the end of the lessons, the pupils should be able to

1 describes the features of traditional marriage.

2 highlight the advantages and disadvantages of traditional marriage.

3 Describe the features of modern marriage in Nigeria.

4 Identify values associated with Christian marriage and Islamic marriage


The main features of traditional marriage

Traditional marriage is conducted in accordance with the traditions and customs of the people. These traditions have been with the people for a long time, even before other people’s ideas were introduced. Here are some of the features of traditional marriage:

1 Traditional marriage is mainly between the families of the man and the woman.

2 There is always a betrothal ceremony.

3 Traditional marriages are not held without the payment of a bride price.

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