This paper viewed school dropout as discontinuations of educational programme by a child or students. Education is the most important instrument for national development. Every nation irrespective of its economic growth as developed, developing, and underdeveloped engineers her educational programmes towards the provision of mass literacy for the production of quality manpower for human resources and economic growth for national development. This research is descriptive co-relational type. The study was limited to school dropout within the Sokoto metropolis. A total number of 300 participants were selected through random sampling techniques. Two research questions were rose and answered. One instrument was used to collect the data, the questionnaire titled Students Dropout of School Questionnaire (SDSQ). The findings of the study revealed that students dropout of school has negative impact on human security. Therefore this paper recommended that government should encourage mass literacy.
Bello Musa, Sokoto State University, Sokoto, Nigeria
Stream: Higher education
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