Educational Approaches to Combating Security Challenges in Nigeria

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Dr. Abiodun Eunice Olatide ,

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Volume 13 - March 2024 (03)

Abstract

Insecurity is a state of lack of security, it is a prominent challenge facing Nigeria as a nation. This paper finds out educational approaches to combating security challenges in Nigeria. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. 40 lecturers and 160 students of four tertiary institutions were sampled using proportionate stratified random sampling technique.  The research instrument named Questionnaire on Educational Approaches to Combating Security Challenges in Nigeria” (QEACSCN) was used for data collection.The data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions. The findings showed that there are various national security challenges such as kidnapping, robbery, killing, bombing, among others with its causes as unemployment, bribery and corruption, economic factor, ethnic differences, illiteracy and religious factors are the major factors contributing to insecurity in the Nigeria society. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that the government should put in place the necessary educational programmes which will make citizens more useful and self-reliant, such as vocational education, rural education and mass media education.

Keywords

Educational Approaches, Combating, Security, Challenges.

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