EFFECTS OF BOKO HARAM INSURGENCY ON THE PERFORMANCE AND RETENTION OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN ADAMAWA AND YOBE STATES
This study investigates the effect of Boko Haram insurgency on the academic performance and retention of senior secondary school students in mathematics using Adamawa and Yobe states as case study. The study was guided by two specific objectives and two research questions. The design that was used in this study is descriptive survey. Sample survey based on Purposive and Proportionate sampling was used for data collection in the selected schools in the two states. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics That is Simple Percentage, Mean, and Standard deviation to answer the research questions. The study area as stated in the title of this paper is Adamawa and Yobe states. These two states are among the states in the north east that suffered more as far as Boko Haram insurgency is concerned. Currently, it is a known fact that Nigeria is witnessing high spate of insecurity especially in the northern part of the country by a group known as Boko Haram. The activities of the group have caused negative effects in terms of socio-economic and political developments especially in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states in the north eastern part of Nigeria. The Jama’atu Ahlus- Sunnah lid-dawad which is popularly known as Boko Haram is a Pseudo – Islamic terrorist group which has its base in Kanamma in Yobe state north eastern Nigeria. Musa, (2011) stated that the Boko Haram has been in existence since 2001 but did not become popular until in 2009 when they participated actively in the sectarian violence which occurred in Maiduguri, Borno state. The name Boko Haram is a Hausa statement which means “Western Education is Sinful”. This group is opposed to everything that is of Western Origin, more especially “Western Education”. Boko Haram opposes not only western education but also Western Culture and Modern Science as well.