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Securing Girl-child Secondary Education for Sustainable National Security: Focus on North Western Nigeria (Published)

Secondary schools, schools for the adolescents, are often place where intolerance, discrimination and violence exist, and girls are mostly at the receiving end. In this paper the concept of girl-child, security challenge, secondary school and sustainable national security were clarified. The paper also identified the types of security challenges in Nigeria which include bombings and killings, kidnapping and armed robbery attack, political and economic related assassinations. Security challenges identified to be affecting girl-child secondary education in North Western Nigeria include kidnapping and abduction, bullying and intimidations, sexual abuse and harassment, physical threats and insults. Some factors promoting security challenges in secondary schools include distance, poor facilities, lack of community cooperation, and leadership attitude to security issue.  The paper identified ways of securing girl-child education to promote sustainable national security as provision of security fence, provision of security outfit, provision of school bus, installation of CCTV cameras, and taking serious legal action against girl-child abuse related cases. The paper suggested that, like financial institutions, secondary schools should be provided with enough security personnel. It also suggested that community should be fully enlighten and involved in providing security for secondary schools especially the girls’ schools.

 

Keywords: Girl Child, Secondary School, sustainable national security

Improving Entrepreneurship Skill Acquisition among Tertiary Institution Students for Sustainable National Security in Enugu State (Published)

This study was conducted to identify the strategies for improving entrepreneurship skill acquisition among tertiary institution students for sustainable national security in Enugu State. Three research questions guided the study in line with the three purposes of the study and three corresponding null hypotheses. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and was carried out in Enugu State while a population of 32 respondents sampled purposively from six tertiary institutions in Enugu State (UNN, ESUT, IMT, ESCET, GoUniversity and Renaissance University) was used for the study. The instrument used for data collection was a structured four point scale questionnaire titled SIESAATISSNSQ developed by the researchers and validated by research experts with the reliability index of 0.83 established using Cronbach’s Alpha because the instrument has multiple options. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while the null hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance and appropriate degree of freedom using t-test. The findings of the study among others include that in-service training of teachers equips teachers on the job for effective teaching and learning and thus can improve entrepreneurship skill acquisition among tertiary institution students for sustainable national security in Enugu State. The study therefore recommends among others that capacity development programme for potential teachers should be encouraged to ensure teachers knowledge up date for effective teaching geared towards improving entrepreneurship skill acquisition among tertiary institution students for sustainable national security in Enugu State.

Keywords: entrepreneurship skill, sustainable national security, tertiary institution students