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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(4), 490-494
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-4-16
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Effects of Insurgency on Universal Basic Education in Borno State of Nigeria

Olowoselu Abdulrasheed1, , Adaobi Onuselogu2 and Uzoechina Gladys Obioma2

1Depatment of Science Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria

2Department of Educational Administration and Planning, Anambra State University, Anambra State, Nigeria

Pub. Date: April 08, 2015

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Olowoselu Abdulrasheed, Adaobi Onuselogu and Uzoechina Gladys Obioma. Effects of Insurgency on Universal Basic Education in Borno State of Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(4):490-494. doi: 10.12691/education-3-4-16


The study investigated effects of insurgency on universal basic education in Borno State. Basic education is the first level of education for children at primary 1 level to basic 9 which is the junior secondary school level in Nigeria. However, achieving education for all Nigerian children, Borno state need a secured teaching and learning environment. The study examined the effect of insurgent activities such as abduction of pupils and attacks on teachers in basic schools of Borno State. The sample for the study was 270 teachers of basic schools, selected on the basis of 10 teachers from each of the 27 local government area that constitute Borno State. The instrument for data collection was a 20 items questionnaire title: Effect of Insurgency on Basic Education Questionnaires (EIBEQ). Two research questions were formulated, data collected were converted to mean, standard deviation and used to answer the research questions. It was therefore recommended that the Nigerian government should provide free and compulsory education to all Borno State internally displaced children, through provision of scholarship from basic school level to university. The government should show higher commitment in mobilizing the armed forces to end the insurgency in the State and provide adequate security in schools. It was further recommended that the religious leaders should preach against violence act in their respective communities.

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