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Insight into delinqent and deviant behaviour among students of secondary school

Ibrahim Isa Dalhatu, Abdullahi Abubakar Yunusa


The idea for this paper was propelled and came about as a result of the significance of adolescents who constitute the highest population in secondary schools. The developmental level of the learner as an adolescent and his/her role is instrumental to the general growth and development of the society. Delinquency and deviant behaviour among youth is not uncommon as it has extended into institutions of learning especially at the secondary school level. This paper examines the causes, patterns and effects of such behaviours and discover among other things that the causes are numerous and not in any way limited to secondary schools but distributed among other social units such as family, peers etc. Also such behaviour involves both boys and girls which on the whole affect teaching and learning negatively.


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