Socialisation is very important for the survival of the individuals in the society. Peretomode (1995) listed the following as the importance of socialization:
(1) Providing the foundation for the individual’s effective participation in society
(2) It inculcates basic discipline in the individual such as respect for elders, toilet habits etc.
(3) It instils aspiration in societal members.
(4) It provides individuals with identities largely through the aspiration it encourages or discourages
(5) It provides for the stability, persistence and continuity of society by communicating the contents of the culture from one generation to the other.
(6) It makes minimum, initial communication and interaction possible by providing for members to possess specific skills, values, internal behavioural dispositions etc.