ASSESSMENT OF THE AVAILABILITY OF SAFETY AND SECURITY FACILITIES IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN KADUNA: IMPLICATION FOR UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION CURRICULUM

Hanna Onyi Yusuf, Rukaiya Sa’ad Ahmed

Abstract


The study investigated the availability of safety and security facilities in public primary schools in Kaduna state. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. A questionnaire titled “Availability of Safety and Security Facilities in Public Primary Schools” (ASSFPPS) was used for data collection. Twenty (20) randomly selected primary schools were used for the study. A total of Fifty (50) head teachers and teachers participated by responding to the items on the questionnaire. The data collected were analysed using frequencies and percentages. The findings of the study revealed the dearth of safety and security facilities in primary schools in Kaduna, as there were only very few of such facilities available in the schools that were visited. It was recommended as a matter of urgency that government should provide safety and security facilities such as fences with security barbwires, lockable gates, metal detectors, fire extinguishers, uniformed armed security personnel, close circuit television cameras, among others. Head teachers and other school personnel should be security conscious and alert at all times. School authorities should beef up security in all nooks and corners of their schools to make their schools safe havens for teaching and learning. All staff should be trained in safety and security management. Safety and security concepts should be included in the universal basic education curriculum across all classes to create the necessary awareness in the most vulnerable children in our society. A school environment devoid of crime, abduction, rape, violence and the likes is a place where.

 

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safety and security, safety facilities, primary schools

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.197

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