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Family Life Education as a Foundation for Human Social Security

Abu-Ubaida Sani

Department of Educational Foundations
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Phone No: 08133529736

Being a paper presented at First International Conference on Human Security and the Challenge of Innovative Education (1st ICE), held at Main Auditorium, Sokoto State University, between 8th and 12th March, 2016


Significance of family life education on human security stands the motive of this article. Moreover, effort is made to delve into conceptual notions of human security. It also presents an overview on positive effects of family life education. In Nigeria today, human security faces number of challenges, among which are; poor governance, hunger and unemployment, terrorism and environmental factors among others. The paper accounts for ways in which family life education can be of significant importance in promoting and maintaining human security. Finally, the article suggests ways of utilizing - as an objective of family life education - striving towards developing human security. For instance, providing effective awareness of family life education and it inclusion in nation’s curriculum to be taught in some levels of education, especially higher education, among others.

Key words: family, family life education, human security

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