Impact of Economic Recession on Secondary School Education in Benue State
The study examined the impact of economic recession on secondary school education in Benue State. The study adopted causal research design. The objectives are; funding, teachers and students and household. The study population consisted of 670,464 of the residents of the three senatorial zones of Benue State, out of which a sample size of 400 respondents were selected using Taro Yamane formula. Simple random and stratified sampling techniques were used in selecting the sample used for the study. Data was collected through primary data by questionnaires administration. PLS-SEM method of analysis was adopted and the result revealed that recession affected the secondary school education in Benue State significantly. The study also revealed that economic recession had a significant impact on teachers and students quality and finally, economic recession had significant impact on households. The investigation came to the conclusion that the economic downturn had a major detrimental impact on Benue State's educational system. The study recommended among others that government should ensure that adequate policies and measures are adopted so prevent the country from another round of economic recession considering its negative multiplier effect on education in States and households should ensure that children are train on how to be self-reliance as this will go a long way in diversifying households’ income and investment portfolio.
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