Social Studies Teachers' Perception of Banditry and Kidnapping in Nigeria

Ogunmola, Olayinka Philip
Volume 29, December, 2023 view(s)51 view(s)

Abstract

each school, making a total of 20 teachers. In all, a total number of 20 Social Studies teachers participated in the study. One instrument was used for data collection which was Social Studies Teachers' Perception of Banditry and Kidnapping Questionnaire (r=0.78). Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts, percentage scores, mean and standard deviation. Findings of the study revealed that the weighted mean is 2.83, which is above the criterion mean of 2.50. It also revealed the cluster mean of 14.16, which is greater than the normative mean of 12.50. It indicated that the weighted mean is 2.85, which is higher than the criterion mean of 2.50. It also revealed the cluster mean of 14.34, which is greater than the normative mean of 12.50. The weighted mean (2.92) was obtained, which is higher than the criterion mean of 2.50. Also, the cluster mean (14.71), which is higher than the normative mean (12.50) was obtained. This means that social studies teachers and students agreed that the stated items above were the solutions to the menace of banditry and kidnapping. The social studies teachers' perception of banditry and kidnapping was negative because the weighted mean of 2.38 was below the threshold set at 2.50. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that teachers should be sensitised to have negative perception of banditry and kidnapping, security operatives should be more proactive in curbing the menace of kidnapping and banditry, there should be effective community policing and government should provide employment opportunity for the unemployed youth.

Citation


Ogunmola, Olayinka Philip. Social Studies Teachers' Perception of Banditry and Kidnapping in Nigeria. Africa Journal of Educational Research, 29, 61-67.


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