Elections are one of the most important cornerstones of democracy, and they are now widely regarded as a means of legitimizing government. When an election is tainted, it invites anarchy and bloodshed in the state, which can lead to political instability. Nigerian elections had been held for almost sixty years. Despite its goal of providing for a peaceful transfer of power, Nigerian elections have a long history of significant violence. This article examined how election violence differs from other forms of organized violence, as well as how it affects citizens' educational pursuits, particularly among teenagers. This article examined the roles of educational institutions and stakeholders in reducing violence and how this will benefit the electoral system in particular, as well as Nigeria in general. In addition, the research looked at the causes and effects of election violence in Nigeria, as well as the impact of education. The impact of post-election violence on democratic stakeholders' perceptions was examined in the study. The research, among other things, recommended that strict respect to the rule of law be a crucial step toward ensuring electoral stability in Nigeria.
Onodugo Ifeanyi Chris, Ngozi Aishatu Ezeani, Hyacinth Osondu Eze. Role of education in electoral violence in Nigeria. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2022, Pages 11-16