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Mrs Vivienne Kachollom Rwang 

Postgraduate researcher

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Vivienne Kachollom Rwang is a PhD student at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton.

Research interests

Vivienne's research topic is:

'Quality Basic Education for Internally Displaced Children in Internally Displaced Persons' (IDP) Camps: A case study of IDP camps in Jos, Nigeria.'

The research is aimed at shining the light on IDP education policy and practice, focusing on quality basic education provision for the children who have been displaced by violent conflicts and now reside in IDP camps in Jos, Plateau State Nigeria.

The research focuses on basic education because of its significance as the fundamental, rudimental and foundation level of education. Much as this is a crucial stage in education, protracted conflicts have adversely affected the provision of education thereby constituting a barrier to education availability and equitability. Although, Nigeria launched the Universal Education Policy (UBE) in 1999 to provide high standard and good quality basic education for every Nigerian child, these persistent and widespread disparities that exist particularly with disadvantaged and vulnerable children form the basis for this research.

The Internally Displaced Monitoring Centre (IDMC, 2015) reported that the estimated population of IDPs in Nigeria is 2,152,000 with 58% being children. A total of 77,317 are taking refuge in various camps in Jos, Nigeria. It has become critical to go beyond providing immediate relief for IDPs to focusing on education which is now considered a fourth pillar of immediate response and a longer term impact. This situation points to the urgent need for this research.

This research takes on a qualitative approach, adopting a case study design, and using multiple methods of data collection. Data collection methods include one-to-one interviews, focus group interviews and observations. The choice of this method is to solicit useful and in-depth data from the participants due to their commonality of experience, as well as to come up with empirical evidence by investigating a contemporary phenomenon within its real-life context.

Vivienne's research supervisor's are Dr Chris Downey and Professor Martin Dyke

Research group

Leadership, Effective Education & Policy

Mrs Vivienne Kachollom Rwang
Southampton Education School University of Southampton Building 32 Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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