Violence in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Implications for Educational Management and Sustainable Development

  • Francisca N. OgbaEmail author
  • Ntasiobi C. N. Igu


This paper explores violence in Nigerian secondary schools. School violence has recently emerged as a widespread scenario and a major concern globally. In Nigeria, hardly does a day pass without an officially or unofficially report of one form of violence witnessed in schools and manifesting in different pedestal such as bullying, shooting, sexual harassment, and kidnapping, among many others. The study is situated on violence in Nigeria secondary schools. The focus is on taking hindsight as it historically overviewed the state of art in the area of study. It pressed further with a critical examination of the types of violence prevalent in Nigerian secondary schools. A detailed touch on the above highlighted the educational implication on secondary education and national development. Based on the educational implication of the findings, the paper suggests among others that government should redesign the curriculum to equip students with twenty-first century skills to reduce overdependence on government jobs.


Violence Secondary school Impact Educational management Sustainable Development 


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

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