Received: 15 August 2020
Accepted: 18 April 2021
First Online: 29 April 2021
: The study was approved by the Faculty of Education, Research Grants Committee, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (EAC: ERA.017). We provided the students with informed consent in the English Language. We trained research assistants on the content of the questionnaires and ethical conduct of violence research, including confidentiality and safety issues. Interviews were conducted privately; data were de-identified and only accessible by study staff to ensure confidentiality. The students’ participation in the survey was entirely voluntary, their anonymity was guaranteed, and they had the right to withdraw from the study at any time without any penalty. Before participation, verbal consent was given by the students. We used the ACE-IQ interviewer’s generic guidelines developed by CDC [CitationRef removed] during the pilot study and the main study.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.