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The Impact of Terrorism on Education: The North-Eastern Nigerian Experience

Joshua, Segun and Olanrewaju, Faith (2016) The Impact of Terrorism on Education: The North-Eastern Nigerian Experience. Journal of International Politics and Development (JIPAD), 14 (1 & 2). pp. 59-74. ISSN 1597-3544

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In recent times, the wave of terrorism is sweeping through the globe in a. terrifying manner with terrific frequency. The revival in terrorists' activities in recent times in the Middleeast and its spread to countries like the United States of America, Britain and some countries in Africa like Nigeria and Cameroon where terrorism was not known before portends a major threat to global security. Terrorism is inimical to human security, political and socioeconomic development of which education is one. Anchored on the system theory, with heavy reliance on secondary data, the study examines the impact of terrorism on education using North-Eastern Nigeria as a focal point of study. The study finds that terrorists' activities which for now are concentrated in the North-eastern part of Nigeria are gradually spreading to other parts of the country and beyond. Because the brand of terrorism in Nigeria is opposed to western education, especially girls' education, schools have become one of the targets of attack and kidnapping of school girls one of the modus operandi of the terrorists, leading to temporary closure of schools in the affected area. The study therefore advocates for multiple approaches in tackling terrorism headlong.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 11:12
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 11:12

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