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Overview of the perceived Influence of Insecurity on Academic Performance in front lines Local Government Secondary Schools in Niger State, Nigeria

Hassan Usman 1 *
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1 Niger State College of Education, Minna, NIGERIA* Corresponding Author
International Journal of Professional Development, Learners and Learning, 6(1), 2024, ep2407, https://doi.org/10.30935/ijpdll/14475
Published: 17 April 2024
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This study seeks to assess the perceived influenced of insecurity on academic performance among frontline local government areas in Niger State, Nigeria. Three objectives with corresponding research questions guided the study. Descriptive cross-sectional survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of all the key local government secondary schools with security challenge in Niger State, Nigeria this includes Kontagora, Magama, Mariga, Munya, Rafi, Rijau, Shiroro, and Wushishi. Purposive sampling technique was adopted to form the sample for the study. The instrument used for data collection for the study was researchers designed a questionnaire that was divided into three sections; level of insecurity, impact of insecurity, and measures implemented. The instrument (questionnaire) was validated by experts and Cronbach’s alpha’s value was computed to ascertain the internal consistency. The reliability coefficient of the questionnaire was obtained to be 0.81. The collected data were analyzed using mean and standard deviation with a criterion mean of 2.50 as the basis for judgment. A calculated mean score of 2.50 and above was interpreted as a perceived high-level impact of insecurity among frontline local government areas of Niger State.Top of Form Hence, it was recommended among others that Niger State Government in conjunction with local government should make a concerted efforts in prioritize and address insecurity as it is fundamental to improving academic performance in the affected regions in addition to implement and reinforce robust security measures within schools, supported by proactive counselling services and comprehensive support systems to alleviate students’ fears and create an environment conducive to learning.

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Usman, H. (2024). Overview of the perceived Influence of Insecurity on Academic Performance in front lines Local Government Secondary Schools in Niger State, Nigeria. International Journal of Professional Development, Learners and Learning, 6(1), ep2407. https://doi.org/10.30935/ijpdll/14475

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