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ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY

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Abstract: The study sought to assess the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with Akwa Ibom State as case study. This study adopted Basic Needs and Organizational Partnership theories as the theoretical framework to achieve the purpose of this study. Research questions were raised which preceded the hypotheses. Statement of the problem of this study was based on numerous problems faced by Nigerian, such as, high illiteracy rate, poverty rate, gender disparity, high mortality and maternal rates, poor health condition and poor environmental sustainability.   The data for this research was collected using the questionnaire method, while the primary and secondary sources of data, were the method of data collection. A total population of the study was 5,542, 102.  The sample size of 150 respondents was taken. The study adopted survey research design. Simple percentage formula was used in presenting the result of the data, while the chi square served as the statistical instrument for testing and analyzing the hypotheses. The result of the analysis showed that, the Millennium Development Goals has really reduced poverty rates in Aka Ibom State, with many policies of Akwa Ibom State Government concerning universal education. This goal of Millennium Development Goals was achieved, and some levels of success were recorded concerning elimination of gender disparity in Akwa Ibom State. Based on the findings, some recommendation  were made, such as; reference should always be make to previous developmental policies and programs, in order to ensure, full tackling of the current and future developmental goals.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page--------------------- i

Declaration ------------------------ ii

Certification ------------------- iii

Dedication ___ iv

Acknowledgement ----------------- v

Abstract ________vi 

Table of Content --------      vii-viii

List of Table -------------- ix


CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background of the study --------------------------------------------------------- 1

Statement of the Problem -------------------------------------------------------- 5

Research Question ----------------------------------------------------------------- 6

Objectives of the Study ----------------------------------------------------------- 7

Statement of the Hypotheses ----------------------------------------------------- 8

Significance of the Study --------------------------------------------------------- 8

Scope and limitation of the study ----------------------------------------------- 9

Definition of Terms --------------------------------------------------------------- 10

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAME WORK

2.1 Introduction ------------------------------------------------------------------------ 12

2.2 The Concept of Development ---------------------------------------------------- 12

2.3 Sustainable Development -------------------------------------------------------- 15

2.4 An Overview of National Development Plan in Nigeria --------------------- 17

2.5 National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy------------- 18

2.6 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ------------------------------------ 20

2.7 Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria ---------------------------------- 22

2.8 Akwa Ibom State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy ----- 36

2.9 The Performance Appraisal of Akwa Ibom State End-Point Status of the Set 

Millennium Development Goals --------------------------------------------------- 44

2.10 Theoretical Framework ------------------------------------------------------------- 53


CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1 Research Design --------------------------------------------------------------------- 55

3.2 Population of the Study ------------------------------------------------------------- 55

3.3 Sample Size and Sampling techniques -------------------------------------------- 55

3.4 Instrumentation ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 56

3.5 Validation of Instrument ----------------------------------------------------------- 56

3.6 Sources of Data Collection --------------------------------------------------------- 56

3.7 Method of Data Collection --------------------------------------------------------- 57

3.8 Method of Data Analysis ---------------------------------------------------------- 57


CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, 

AND DISCUSSION OF FINDING

4.1 Data Presentation, analysis and Discussion --------------------------------------- 59

4.2 Testing of Hypotheses ---------------------------------------------------------------- 64

4.3 Discussion of Findings ---------------------------------------------------------------- 69


CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1 Summary ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 71

5.2 Conclusion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------        71

5.3 Recommendations --------------------------------------------------------------------- 72

Bibliography --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 73 Appendix ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 78


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Millennium Development Goal and Target for 2015 ------------------- 21

Table 2: Deliverables Projects from the Millennium Development Goals

Conditional Grants Scheme in Nigeria from 2011-2013 --------------- 28

Table 3: Poverty Indicator in Akwa Ibom State ------------------------------------ 35

Table 4: Analysis of Questionnaire Administered ---------------------------------- 59

Table 5: Distribution of Respondents by Sex----------------------------------------- 59

Table 6: Distribution of Respondents by Age Bracket ------------------------------ 60

Table 7: Distribution of Respondents by Religious --------------------------------- 60

Table 8: Distribution of Respondents by Senatorial District ----------------------- 61

Table 9: Distribution of Respondents by Occupational Status --------------------- 61


ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY

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    No of Pages 98 Pages
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