Evaluating The Effect of Boko Haram Insurgency on Education and Students of Polytechnics in Northeast Nigeria
AISHATU, Musa Yusuf1 SALEH Umar2
Fed. Poly. P.M.B 1006 Damaturu, Nigeria Fed. Poly. P.M.B 1006 Damaturu, Nigeria
Department of Public Administration Dept. Off. Tech and Management
The main objective of this research is to Evaluate the effect of the Boko Haram Insurgency on Education on Students of tertiary institutions which affects their performance in northeast Nigeria. The study examined the effect of the Boko Haram insurgency on education in some selected tertiary institution in northeastern states of Nigeria. The primary data will be sourced through the circulation of 500 survey forms to the affected institutions in the region this will include some affected Polytechnics and Universities all from northeastern Nigeria. Descriptive analysis was used either qualitative or quantitative, the research adopt qualitative analysis so as to verbally summarise the information generated for secondary data in the research, and the primary data chi-square X2 was implemented to analysed the Data. Human capital investment was affected by school enrolment, school attendance, and school infrastructure which is seriously affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. It is extreme religious beliefs, unemployment, and illiteracy that contributed to the emergence of the Boko Haram insurgency. Boko Haram insurgency indirectly and significantly affects human capital investment through school enrolments, school attendance, and school infrastructure due to fear in minds of students and their parents. The lack of modern facilities installed to detect the availed of Boko Haram on the campus is the major effect and lack of security personnel in all the institutions in the region. Therefore government should provide employment opportunities for the citizens and encourages self-reliance in programs such as entrepreneurship, and agricultural borrower's schemes. Free education to grow the learning percentage of every citizen, and government should be in persistent discourse with Boko Haram religious leaders (Muslims) to find a lasting solution to this problem.
Keywords: Education, Institutions, Insurgency, Human Capitals Investment, Boko Haram, and Students.