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Volume 1 - Issue 7 (July 2021)

The effects of Boko Haram Insurgency on school enrolment in selected tertiary institutions in Damaturu Metropolis, Yobe State, Nigeria


- Adams Yahaya Atata, Hussaini Ibn Mohammed  *, Adebayo Khadijat Adebunmi

Abstract

The Effects of Boko Haram Insurgency on school enrolment in selected tertiary institutions in Damaturu Metropolis is an empirical longitudinal study spanning six (6) academic sessions. It is based on quantitative method of research in which survey questionnaire was administered on the registry of The Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Yobe State University Damaturu, and Shehu Sule School of Nursing and Midwifery Damaturu. The objective of the study is to examine the nexus between Boko Haram Insurgency. The declining rate of schools enrolment at the point in focus on one hand and the nexus between Boko Haram in the Northeastern region and intellectual flight on the other hand. Findings from the study revealed among others that: mass exodus of students and lecturers of non-northern Nigerian origin was observed; abrupt and then prolonged closure of schools was experienced successively since 2014 when seven months was lost to threats posed by insurgency; the beginning of the sharp drop in the students population was discovered to be from 2012/2013 academic session.

 

Keywords: Boko Haram, Insurgency, Damaturu, tertiary institution, north-eastern, Nigeria

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