Accepted 9th June, 2021.
The research study assessed the Challenges Influencing Secondary Schools Safety in Zuru Local Government area of Kebbi State, Nigeria. School safety is what makes an individual student feel comfortable, accepted, associated, and integrate freely within the school environment, and use all aspects of the school in other to achieve perfect learning. And to achieve this, the school environment must be designed to accomplish this purpose. All educational stakeholders’ action, interest and effort are expected to create desirable school safety. Similarly, their inaction can result in school been unsafe, in terms of social, academic and environment which can easily affect learning, teaching, discipline, trust and undermine the manifest 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 the researcher based his work. The study adopted a descriptive survey, the population of the study, for students were 1, 2761, teachers 631 while parents were 80 and Zonal Education Boards were 15. The instruments used for data collection were checklist and interview. The interview was 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 determine the reliability index of the instrument, through personal visitation of the researcher. Data were collected and analyzed using frequency distribution count,tables and percentages. 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 found in most of the schools. It was also revealed that Zonal Education Boards do supervise schools and also were faced with financial constraints.
Keywords: Assessment, Challenges, Influencing, Secondary Schools, Safety.