Factors Hindering Retention of Basic School Teachers in Border Areas as Perceived by Educational Stakeholder in Katsina State, Nigeria

Daramola, C.O, Amali, I.O.O., Yusuf, A., Bello, M.B.


This study is a descriptive survey research that investigated factors hindering retention of basic school teachers in border areas as expressed by education stakeholders (teachers and community members) in Katsina state of north-Western, Nigeria. A researchers- design questionnaire with psychometrics properties of content validity as well as 0.68 reliability index was administered to 234 respondents. Mean rating with 2.50 as accepted mean score value was adopted to answer the research questions raised in the study. While test was used to test the research hypotheses raised. The results revealed that lack of social amenities of life, lack of special allowances for teachers deployed to serve in the border areas, as well as insecurity of the border areas among others constitute serious part of the factors hindering retention of basic school teachers in the border areas of Katsina State. The researcher recommends that, in the areas, provision of social amenities and adequate security to enhance high rate of teachers’ retention in the border areas. Finally, the researchers also recommended that the Federal Government of Nigeria should focus special attention on the plight of people living in the border areas.

Keywords: Border areas, Teacher retention, Basic Education,  Education stakeholders and Border education

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