Exploring the Impacts of Ethnic Conflict on Educational Activities in Ghana: A case study of Chereponi District in North-Eastern Ghana.
The study set out to explore the impact of the Chokosi-Konkomba conflict on formal education within Chereponi District. To achieve this, the study employed a mixed method approach involving a hundred and twenty participants who were selected through stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The analysis of the data collected revealed that the conflict led to school closure for over a year, disrupted examinations, prevented both teachers and students from going to school and stimulated a massive exodus of professional teachers from the district. It was further revealed that the conflict revolves around struggle over cultivable land and water resources, group solidarity, and poverty. It then recommended that the state may liaise with the traditional authority so as to use the indigenous mechanisms for conflict resolution to resolve the Chokosi-Konkomba conflict in the district. It was also recommended that the Lands Commission may liaise with the local government authority to clearly demarcate and identify lands so as to prevent incidences of multiple land claims. Finally, it was further recommended that state government could put in place legislations that would prevent education workers and students from being targeted during communal conflicts.