Effects of Boko Haram Insurgency on Girl Child Education in North Eastern Nigeria: The Borno State Experience

  • Justice Ferdinard Okpo Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Keywords: Boko Haram, insurgency, education, girl child education, Borno state, Nigeria


The phenomenon of Boko Haram Insurgency has become a serious threat to Nigeria National Security and undermining education in North Eastern Nigeria and Borno State in particular, against this backdrop, this study seek to investigate the effect of Boko Haram Insurgency on child education in Borno State, based on this premise two research questions were formulated to guide this study, a questionnaire designed to elicit information was used to elicit information from the respondent, the theoretical Platform employed for analyzing this study was relative deprivation. From the investigation carried out the study identify religious manipulation, disconnection between the people and the government, socio-economic hardship employment and abuse of human rights as the factors that drives Boko Haram Insurgency, the implications of this is the astronomical increase in insecurity which have adversity affect in the education system of which the child is the worst hit, from the findings, this study, suggested that government should address the issue that drives Boko Haram in the first place and engage the services of counsellors psychologist, psychiatrist to help restore the traumatize students in Borno State of Nigeria.


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How to Cite
Okpo, J. F. (2024). Effects of Boko Haram Insurgency on Girl Child Education in North Eastern Nigeria: The Borno State Experience. Central Asian Journal of Social Sciences and History, 5(3), 44-56. https://doi.org/10.17605/cajssh.v5i3.1082