Exploring Bullying in Nigerian Secondary School and School Administrators Strategies for Its' Management Department of Educational Administration and Policy Studies

Romina Ifeoma Asiyai
2015 Journal of Educational and Social Research  
This study examined bullying in secondary schools in Nigeria. Six research questions were asked and answered using simple percentage and bar charts. A sample of 120 students and 224 staff participated in the study. Interview and questionnaire were the sources of data collection. Findings emerging from analyzed data revealed the common types of bullying in boarding and day schools to include hitting/flogging and extortion. Findings further revealed that the level of bullying was higher among
more » ... as higher among boys than girls and that bullying often occurred in boarding schools than day schools. Findings also showed that the effects of bullying were very dangerous as it results in making students hate going to school, isolation and fearful looking. The effective strategies for managing bullying were identified to include use of school rules and regulations, making students to take anti bullying oaths and teaching empathy to students. The study concludes by recommending that all stake holders in secondary education should work collaboratively to ensure that the school environment is made more students friendly by teaching brotherhood and empathy to students at home, church, society and school.
doi:10.5901/jesr.2015.v5n2p305 fatcat:ckoczvb5ivbk3j7pox2zg7a6wi