Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Armed Conflict: On Child Education in Selected Africa States

Adesola Olowokere


This paper critically examines the place of youth restiveness and armed conflict and its impact on education and future of a state. This paper argues that armed conflict children and youths are brutalized and forcefully recruited to serve armed factions. Armed conflict traumatizes children, leaving deep and lasting scars that remain for longer than the violence. Addressing the youth restiveness and armed conflict has become one of the most important fundamentals of any governments both ’in developed, developing, and in third world country ravaged by conflict and crisis on a daily. The paper sets out to examine the causes of armed conflict and youth restiveness on education in Africa. It argues that the escalating rate of internal conflict or domestic violence demonstrated in varying dimensions is not unconnected with frustration caused by high rate of unemployment particularly among the youth. The paper also emphasizes that armed conflict in the continent are employed sometime by political elites to fight their political opponents and also to gain relevance and popularity in the political market with serious consequence on the youth and children. The research work recommends that, there should be strong synergy among various government institutions within and outside the Africa continent to minimize the activities of internal wangle, armed conflict within the continent. We got all the information used in this work from both primary and secondary sources.

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