Prioritising e-learning in Nigeria’s Banditry-Ravaged Areas

Since 2014, terrorism and banditry have been a continuously escalating problem in Nigeria and have affected, to a considerable extent, education in the northern part of the country. The first significant act of terrorism that shook the education sector was the abduction of 276 female students in Chibok, Borno State, during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan. Since then, the trend has not abated, with thousands of more students abducted across the country.

What worsens the situation is that the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is terribly failing in security matters. The total breakdown of security has forced many states like Kaduna, Niger, Zamfara, Jigawa, and Kastina to close all schools. UNICEF puts the figure of students of more than 600 schools closed at 10.5 million.

There have been routine raids in government schools and private higher institutions of many states by ‘’unknown gunmen’’ and kidnappers. Victims who get freed often narrate ordeals in the bandits’ dens and other heart-shredding stories of tortures, hunger and rape…..

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