Terrorism In Education System: A Cankerworm to Effective Democracy and Sustainable Development in the Third World Nations
The study was a survey of perception of educationists (lecturers) and students in Anambra state of Nigeria, which
is a third world nation. It had a population of about four thousand educationists (lecturers) and one million students of public
and private tertiary institutions. A purposive sample of 50 educationist and 500 students were used. Instrument of data
collection was a structured questionnaire titled Terrorists Influence Index (TII) which was face-validated and pilot tested for
reliability by test-re-test technique. Pearson Product Moment Coefficient of Reliability (r) gave 0.88. Arithmetic mean was
used to answer the research question and Z-test was used to test the hypothesis. Results show that terrorism in the education
system influences adversely to a large extent effective democracy and sustainable development in a third world nations, like
Nigeria. Respondents did not significantly differ in their mean perception. Findings were discussed and recommendation
offered. Conclusion is that terrorism in the education system adversely influences to a large extent effective democracy and
sustainable development in third world nations such as Nigeria.
Key words: Terrorism, Education System, Effective Democracy, Sustainable Development.