Scoping study for the development of the national policy on safety and security in schools (Nigeria)

Policies & Strategies
EiE Working Group Nigeria
30 p.

This is a summary of the findings from the report of the scoping study done in six locations in Nigeria. The aim of the study was to gather data that will support the development of a national policy on safety and security of schools in Nigeria. The study was conducted in six states across the Geo-Political Zones in Nigeria, namely, Adamawa, Anambra, Benue, Cross River, Katsina and Osun States in Nigeria. The study visited over 350 stakeholders in and around schools across the six geo political zones. This report details the contexts, methodology and the findings of the scoping study for safety and security in schools undertaken in the aforementioned states between October 2019 and January of 2020. The reports brought to the fore the peculiar security and safety challenges confronting the different regions of Nigeria and highlights recommendations that could be deployed to tackle some of the identified challenges for safer and hazards-free schools’ environment in Nigeria.

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