Abstract

 

Accepted 17th June, 2021.

 

The research study analyzed the constraints influencing secondary schools safety in Zuru local Government area of kebbi State, Nigeria. All educational stakeholders’ action, interest and effort are expected to create desirable school safety. Similarly, their inaction can result in school unsafe, in terms of social, academic and environmental which can easily affect learning, teaching, discipline, trust and undermine the manifested goals of the school and its activities. Four research questions and four objectives were used to guide the study which tried to find the view, roles and obstacle encountered by educational stakeholders in ensuring school safety and also challenges to school safety. Three theories were highlighted as follow: the theory of safety, the sociological theory and the theory of trust which was what the researcher based his works on. The study adopted a descriptive survey, the population of the study, for students is 1, 2761, teachers 631 while parents formed 80 and Zonal Education Boards members were 15. The instrument used for the study was checklist and interview. The interview responses were recorded, transcribed, used according to the frame to code the data and link them to different themes. And for the checklist, alpha Cranach was used to determining the reliability index of the instrument, through personal visitation of the researcher. Data were collected and analyzed using frequency and percentage tables. The result revealed among others that most of the educational stakeholders have an idea of what school safety is, challenges to school safety like bullying, lack of a fence, lack of school facilities and their maintenance, issue of overcrowded classes, lack of Guidance and Counseling Unit and first aid boxes etc,. All these were not found in most of the schools in the study area. It was also revealed that Zonal Education Board does supervise schools due to inadequate logistics and finance.It is recommended that, first aid boxes should be provided in schools, introduction of standing committee on zero tolerance to unsafe schools, that will help to keep an eye on those that are likely to break the school rules and regulations, this will help to ensure safe school environment.

 

Keywords: Analysis, Constraints, Influencing, Secondary Schools Safety.