Covenant University (NIGERIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2018 Proceedings
Publication year: 2018
Pages: 8552-8557
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.2074
Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain
Education as we all know has great benefit to both the individuals receiving the training and to the society at large. Education provides the platform to train the mind, instil doctrines and morals of life and thus help shape the future of several generations as well as improve the living standard of the citizens. In the North-East of Nigeria, the future and existence of educational system has been constantly threatened. The next generation of leaders in these region have been robbed of their access to even the basic education, much worse for the female child. Between 2009 and 2016, the activity of boko-haram members have led to the death of over 600 teachers, destruction of 900 schools and also forced shutdown of about 1500 schools as the activity of the insurgency constantly threatened the safety of both lives of students and teachers. Parents are forced to choose between the life of their wards and education. This paper seeks to understood and explain the negative impact the boko haram menace has on children’s access to basic education in North-East Nigeria by reviewing existing literature, documentaries and data from world bodies. The findings of these review reveals the long term effect the action of the insurgency has on the nation’s already strained educational system and also some possible recommendations to these negative impact.
Insurgency, Negative impact, Education, Insurgency.