Emeka Nwaosuji


The paper choice of this topic was made due to the prevailing dehumanizing experiences the victims suffer in Igboland. Although many attempts have been made to abolish the practice of Osu and Oru caste systems in Igboland which started with the colonial administration, then the East Central State government and later the traditional Igbo leaders yet the stigma attached to the caste systems, affect the relationship of people in the society. This prevailing situation necessitated the need to investigate why these obnoxious, dehumanizing practices of Osu and Oru caste. stems still persist in the society despite the advent of Christianity and technological advancement. The paper appraised and made recommendations on how best to abolish such  practices were made.               

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