Educational services and socio-economic status of internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, Nigeria: Implications for sociology of education


Halima Sarkinfada
Ijai Multafu Kyari


Introduction: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are people who involuntary migrate from their homes due to armed conflict or drought and disasters in such critical situations that the relocation of an affected population becomes inevitable. They are scourged by poverty and hunger, diseases, neglect and feelings of alienation, among others. Purpose: The study focused on effects of the Boko Haram insurgency on educational needs, educational services, and socio-economic interventions by the various NGOs and governmental actors involved in humanitarian assistance, coordinated by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA)on the basis camp in Bakasi, Dalori and Farm center IDPs of Borno state, Nigeria.

Methodology: The survey design was used for the study. A descriptive study using pre-test and post-test treatment with a stratified sampling technique was used to select three (3) IDPs camps (IDPCs). The Hypotheses were tested using ANOVA was used to test the hypothesis. A total of 435 questionnaires were administered to the respondents, out of which 395 (Bakasi 116, Farm Centre 75, and Dalori 244) questionnaires were dully completed.

Result: The study reveals that socio-economic and educational services of the respondents and educational facilities on the basis of the camp had not differed.

Recommendation: Educational provisions should be made available where the children of the IDPs will be hosted and skills acquisition programmes to cater to skill development in different areas to enhance their economic status. There should effective synergy between security forces, Government, civil society NGOs, locals and internationals in order to build confidence and trust.


How to Cite
Sarkinfada, H., & Kyari, I. M. (2022). Educational services and socio-economic status of internally displaced persons in Maiduguri, Nigeria: Implications for sociology of education. Journal of Educational Research in Developing Areas, 3(1), 103-113.


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