BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SECTOR IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA 2009-2018

BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY AND DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL SECTOR IN NORTHEAST NIGERIA 2009-2018

  • Arinze Victor Nwawube Department of Political Science,University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
  • Charles Olisa Nwalunor Department of Political Science, Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra State, Nigeria
Keywords: Insecurity, Education, Boko Haram Insurgency, Development, Northeast Nigeria

Abstract

Peace and security of lives and properties are the primary conditions for progress and development of a nation, including the development of the educational sector. In Nigeria, the required peace and security for development have been under threat as a result of the insurrection by the Islamic radical sect, Boko Haram. Nigeria’s educational sector seems to be at the centre of torture from Boko Haram insurgence as the name of the sect alone, Boko Haram, which means “western education is sin”, signifies a total outcry against western education. It is against this background that this study examined Boko Haram insurgency and the development of the education sector in Northeast Nigeria from 2009 to 2018. A research question and a null hypothesis guided the study. The study adopted time-series research design and documentary method of data collection. Content analysis was adopted in analyzing the qualitative data generated for the study.  The findings revealed that Boko Haram insurgency adversely affects the educational sector in Northeast Nigeria as it has led to the death of academic experts and consequent short of qualified personnel, poor educational funding as a result of large budgetary allocation to security, destruction of school buildings and other academic facilities, fear-induced withdrawal of students and close down of school sexodus of academic experts from the region, disruption of the academic calendar and poor academic performance of students. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others that security agents should be deployed to protect educational facilities, school premises, especially the boarding school hostels, secondary schools, higher institutions, staff quarters and lecture hall.

 

Author Biographies

Arinze Victor Nwawube, Department of Political Science,University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Lecturer

Charles Olisa Nwalunor, Department of Political Science, Federal College of Education (Technical), Umunze, Anambra State, Nigeria

Lecturer

Published
2020-07-03