Influence of Terrorism on Educational Institutions: Perceptions of University Students

Saghir Ahmad


Terrorism is a brutal activity. It creates fear among innocent people. The group of extremists raise up in different regime of the globe and trained the young children for terrorism. Terrorism is as old as people. Terrorism is the unlawful utilization of power or viciousness by a man or a sorted out gathering by the general population or property with the aim of intimidation or compulsion of social orders or governments frequently for ideological or political reasons. The main purpose of the study was to identify the influence of terrorism on educational institutions. This study was quantitative in nature. Survey method was used to collect data. A sample of two hundred and sixty seven students was selected from public universities. A five point Likert type scale was used to collect data. The different tests frequencies, percentages, Mean, SD, independent t-test, and One Way ANOVA were applied to analyze the data. The major findings of the study indicated that brutal and impassive activities have psychological impact on students’ mind due to which they do not pay their attention on studies properly and their academic performance is also affected due to terrorism. It is also concluded that the students of higher educational institutions were agree that extremists’ activities disturbed the daily functioning of institutions, and created fear among learners. Terrorism affects the integrity of higher educational institutions. Educational institutions can’t grow and compete globally in education field without peaceful environment.

Keywords: Terrorism, Innocent people, Ideological, Political, Educational institutions, Integrity.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-1-04

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