Assessment of Educational and Social Needs of Internally Displaced Persons in Kaduna, Nigeria

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Faculty of Education, University of Port Harcourt-Nigeria


This study was a survey of educational and skill acquisition needs of internally displaced persons in Kaduna, Nigeria. The population for the study comprised all internally displaced persons in Kaduna State. Researchers purposively sample 200 internally displaced person seeking asylum in Mando Hajj camp in Kaduna, Nigeria. Researchers designed a questionnaire was used to elicit information from the respondents. The finding of the study reveals that many of respondents sampled demanded the free cost of education at all levels, issuance of enrolment documents to facilitate the enrolment of school-age children. The study also revealed that displaced persons need to acquire skills in various vocations so as to enable them to cater to their needs and give up restiveness. The study, therefore, recommended that the government should make education free for the displaced school-age persons and also establish vocational training school in the displaced person camp.



education, needs, internally displaced persons, skill acquisition