The Inclusion of Security Education in the Basic Education Curriculum: A Means for Preventing Child Abuse
Keywords:child abuse, basic education curriculum, inclusion, security education suicide bombing
Security concern is diverse and complex, ranging from suicide bombing to criminal activities with alarming dimensions and consequences.Â erosion, land degradation, water and air pollution, food and facility insecurity are outcomes of human deeds done out of poor knowledge of security education while terrorism, stealing, assassination, child abuse (such as child kidnap like in the case of the over 250 Chibok girls, child rape, parent neglect, child labour, child trafficking and physical abuse) and other anti-social crimes which are prevalent in the Nigerian societies are successfully carried out as a result of poor knowledge of security education among children and adult. These problems gave a signal that Nigeria is not hundred percent safe and secure for any meaningful development to occur. The study therefore cited the aforementioned problems as rationale for the inclusion of security education into the newly revised Basic Education Curriculum. It was however concluded that effective delivery of security education would promote and strengthened national security and prevent children from any form of abuse.
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