Effects of Insecurity on Student’s Enrolment and Academic Performance in Some Selected Secondary Schools, Niger State


    The paper Examine effects of Insecurity on Students Enrolments and Academic performance of Secondary Schools in Niger state. Schools are under violent attack that range from kidnapping of both students and teachers to outright destruction of live and property by unknown gunmen has become complex over time. The study tries to assess the effects of insecurity on secondary schools’ enrolments and academic performance. Data for the study were generated from primary and secondary source. Questionnaire and interview are the instruments used for primary data. The secondary data used in the study were the Niger state ministry of education school enrolments and school’s external examination record. Four staff of secondary education board, principals, teachers, and traditional rulers were purposively selected for an interview. The population of the study was 2545a and sample size is 333 respondents drew from researcher advisers table 2006. The paper adopted both stratified random sampling for quantitative and purposive sampling for qualitative data. Both inferential statistics were used in testing and analyzing the data obtained. Simple linear regression was used in testing hypothesis using SPSS computer package (version 23.0). Structural functionalisms theory was adopted as a theoretical frame work. The study found that insecurity has significant negative effects on enrolments and academic performance of selected secondary school in Niger state. The study recommends among others that government should set up a committee responsible for evacuating and relocating of the affected students from insecurity prone arrears to a more secure environments or schools in other to reduce the declining rate of enrolments.

    Keywords: Insecurity, Kidnapping, Academic Performance, School Enrolments  

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    author/Muktar A. Ahmad, Prof. Musa Idris & Dr Habib M. Ahmad 

    journal/FUJPAM Vol. 2, No. 1