This study examined the views of secondary school teachers on where Social Studies actually went wrong considering the challenges being faced by the discipline since it was included in the secondary school curriculum in Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive research design of the survey type with one research question and one research hypothesis. The sample comprised 140 secondary school Social Studies teachers selected through simple random sampling technique from five local government areas in Ekiti State. An instrument titled Social Studies Curriculum Challenges Questionnaire (SSCCQ) was used for the study. The instrument was validated by Social Studies experts and tested for reliability. Data generated were analysed through frequency counts, percentages, means, and standard deviation while the hypothesis was tested using t-test statistical tool at 0.05 level of significance. The finding of the study revealed that unstable government policy, non-implementation of the senior secondary school curriculum, lack of instructional materials as well as the inadequacy of specialists to handle the subject are some of the challenges facing the subject as viewed by the teachers. Based on the findings, it was recommended that government should implement the senior secondary school Social Studies curriculum without further delay, ensure adequate provision of instructional materials and recruit more Social Studies specialists to teach the subject in schools.Keywords:
Social Studies, teachers, non-implementation, curriculum, challenges.