Managing Education for Curbing the Spread of Violence in Nigeria: Implications for Schools’ Growth and National Development



This article, drawing its content from literature and media information (local and international), has analyzed the causes, manifestations, and challenges of violence in Nigeria from a sociological perspective. Without a doubt, the paper noted that the incidence of violence is making schools’ growth and national development somewhat difficult as the environment of the community of schools has become well infested with different forms of violence whose effects have been seen not only in the severity of aggressiveness among school children but also in their high disposition to the use of dangerous weapons during quarrels. The paper noted with concern that violence has caused learning to be compromised as fear, anxiety, brain drain, absenteeism, and school dropout have been on the increase. Based on the above background, the authors made some recommendations which among others include establishing and strengthening guidance and counseling unit in schools to provide counseling services to pupils.


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  1. 1.Alex-Ekwueme Federal UniversityNdufu-Alike Ikwo, IkwoNigeria

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