Contemporary Literacies:
Life Skills for Professionals  



Affective Teaching: A Place for Emotion
in Classroom Learning  

Edward Krishnan

Economic Wealth and Educational Issues:
An International Comparison
Shawna  Vyhmeister

Communication Literacy in
Doctoral Research Supervision 

Nicola Wieland

The Nature of Management Dilemmas
Used as Academic Projects
in Higher Education 

Joyce Mondejar-Dy

Education and Youth Criminality in Nigeria  
Johnson Egwakhe and Evans Osabouhien

Child Neglect: Identification and Assessment
J. Horwath
Reviewed by Hanah Spence

Beyond the balanced scorecard: Improving business intelligence with analytics 
Mark Graham Brown  
Reviewed by Sunia Fukofuka

Managing Knowledge to Fuel Growth 
Reviewed by Ismael Garcia


Educational Backgrounds and Youth
Criminality in Nigeria
Abstract: Mismanagement and recurring strikes in the Nigerian educational sector have institutionalized a legacy of intellectual poverty and criminality among youth. Unchecked persistent strikes have led to progressive deterioration in infrastructure and academic quality, leading to criminal activities among the youth. This study utilizes the concept of alternative educational backgrounds to interpret the density of crimes among youth in Nigeria. The research draws empirical evidence from Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and supports it with a field survey. The collated data were subjected to both descriptive and regression analyses. The statistical results show that neglect of education is significantly correlated with criminal and mendicant (area-boyism) behavior among youth. This paper recommends that for the nation’s education to have an impact in reducing crime there is need to inject vibrancy into education in order to encourage and enhance educational quality/quantity.


A. Johnson Egwakhe and Evans Osabuohien