International Council for Education, Research and Training

Security Education in Adult Education Curriculum for Sustainable Development

Ogechi, Nkemjika¹, and Josphine, Ugwuoke Ngozika¹

¹Department of Adult Education and Extra-Mural Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka


Insecurity poses colossal peril in carrying out meaningful sustainability. And education that embraces security concepts, skills and knowledge is one of the veritable tools in curbing insecurity. This type of education could be most effective if it draws its learners from adult, as adults are the pillar behind any meaningful peace, security and sustainable development in any community. It is on this note that the paper examined security education in adult education curriculum for sustainable development. The population of the study was four hundred and sixty-five (465) facilitators of Adult Basic Education Programme in three out of the six education zones in Enugu State. Purposive sample was used to select 242 (129 males and 113 females) adult education facilitators who participated at NMEC (National Commission for Mass Literacy, adult and Non-Formal Education) organized capacity building programme for Nsukka education zone. Instrument for data collection was adult educators’ perception questionnaire titled” Adult educators’ Perception on Integrating Security education in Adult Education Curriculum for Sustainable Development (SEAECSD)” The instrument was validated and has a reliability coefficient of 0.86 determined through Cronbach alpha. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation in answering the two research questions posed to guide the study and a t- test statistic was used to test the null hypothesis. The findings revealed that adult education facilitators have a positive perception on integrating security education in adult education curriculum for sustainable development. It was recommended among others that relevant authorities in adult education programme and adult curriculum planning should endeavor to integrate security education in adult education curriculum for sustainable develop as no society can develop in a state of heighten insecurity.

Impact statement

The inclusion of security education in adult education curriculum for sustainable development has a significant impact on learners, communities and society as a whole. Security education provides learners with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves, their families and communities from security threats.

A well-designed security education can increase awareness among adults about the various threats they may face, such as cyber-attacks, identity theft, physical violence, and natural disasters. It also covers a range of topics such as emergency preparedness, disaster management, and counter terrorism. Its impact on the learner boarders also in the area of empowerment, community development and National security.

Security education can enhance professional skills of adults, particularly those working in fields such as law enforcement, security, and emergency management. It can improve their ability to identify security threats and respond effectively to security incidents. This can lead to career growth opportunities and contribute to the overall effectiveness of an organization.

Adults can be better equipped to respond to security threats through security education. They can learn about evacuation procedures, first aid, and other measures to stay safe during emergency. This can reduce the impact of security incidents and minimize potential harm.

Overall, integrating security education into Adult Education curriculum has a far-reaching significant effect on learners and society as a whole by promoting awareness, preparedness, and effective response to security threats. Learners can become better equipped to deal with potential threat and contribute to building a more secure and resilient community through impartation of knowledge and skills related to security.

About The Author


A reliable Assistant Lecturer and organized individual that ensures efficient delivery of program teaching as a member of team and in variety of setting (group tutorials to individual teaching) as well as ensuring that contents and methods of teaching are in line with teaching objectives.


  • Master of Education: Adult Education/Administration 2021

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

  • Bachelors in Education: Adult Education/Administration 1996 

University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

  • Nigerian Certificate in Education: Integrated Science/Library Studies 1989

Anambra State College of Education, Awka, Anambra State.


  • Conference Attendance 8
  • Journal Publications 6
  • Teaching practice Supervision 2


World Curriculum Council for Instruction (WCC1) – Member 

Curriculum and Publication Committee, University of Nigeria, Nsukka – Member 

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