International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The State of Security and the Future of Teacher Education in Nigeria: The Role of the Legislature
Etham Bwalasom, Mijah

The prevailing climate of insecurity in Nigeria, particularly in the North of the country has been the subject of critical engagement in both academic and policy circles. Indeed, more than any other issue, insecurity in Nigeria has generated quite a sizeable body of literature, especial on the implications of the state of prevalent insecurity in the country. Using both primary and secondary data, this paper examines the impacts of the state of insecurity in Nigeria in general, and as in the North of the country in particular, on the future of education. This is significant against the background of the relative disadvantaged position of Northern Nigeria in western education compared with other regions of the country.. Our central assumption is that unless appropriate counter insurgency and other security engendering measures are adopted in Nigeria, the seeds of further insecurity and underdevelopment of teacher education and other spheres of society in Northern Nigeria will be sowed in the current wave of insurgency. The paper is concluded with an evaluation of the role of the Legislature in Nigeria in finding lasting solutions to the problem of insecurity and its impacts on teacher education in Nigeria.

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