THE PROBLEM FACING LOCATION OF COMPUTER EDUCATION CENTRES IN RURAL AREAS OF EDO STATE: A CASE STUDY OF EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT ABSTRACT This research work examines simply the problems facing location of computer centres in rural areas. A case study of Egor local government area of Edo state. The research was focus on the problem, socio-economic status, and industrial reference to Egor as a rural area. Relevant literature from both textbooks, newspaper, journals etc were reviewed to find out, relevant information and provide solution, improvements and eradication of the problem facing computer education centres location in rural area. In addition, the use of prepared questionnaire was employed to collect data. On the whole, the study then revealed that Lack of infrastructural facilities in rural areas is affecting location of computer education centres in rural areas Due to the absence of computer education centres in rural areas, it has encouraged rural-urban migration There has been no significant relationship between the socio-economic status of rural dwellers and urban dwellers Lack of capital for investment, has adversely affected the location of computer education centres in rural areas. Based on the above, the following recommendations were made. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background Statement of problem Objective of study Significant of study Research questions Scope and limitation Definition of terms CHAPTER TWO Literature review Meaning of computer education centres Factor influencing the location of computer education centres Advantages of computer education centres Problem facing computer education centres strategies for improving low level of computer education centers CHAPTER THREE Population Sample procedure Survey instrument Method of data analysis CHAPTER FOUR Data analysis/interpretation Summary of analysis CHAPTER FIVE Summary, conclusion and recommendation Summary Conclusion Recommendation REFERENCE QUESTIONNAIRE CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF STUDY Recently computer education centres have been established for browning and teaching the student at home and abroad, some of this computer education centres are use in the local and big town where network are available e.g. factories, making record of students continuous assistant and other process in computer education centres, computer are also use to find the amount of crude oil find in a particular place. The developing countries usually have economics dominated either by agriculture or by revenues from primary resources such as oil and other minerals, but only few are willing to remain dependent on such primary products. The power and wealth of the advanced countries are based on computer education development, therefore it is the aim of every developing country to establish computer education centres, but rather it is small scale in fact and cottage of computer education centres they are engage in and are usually well developed. Present day computer education centres, however is generally geared to large scale factory of computer centres. Those countries that have attempted to computer education centres by encouraging learners e.g. U.S.A, India and China during the great leap forward era, have found that, because of lack of network. The establishment of computer education is to aid learning among individual growth in developing countries where new factories can be built. Many concessions are given to computer industries. the main development of computer education centres on such estate are the light which depend primary on browsing orientation and ready supply of labor The purpose of computer education centres is to alter to process materials that they serve new ends and to satisfy different requirement. Computer is normally carried on a factory and makes use of mechanical power. If machine is not used, the activities may be classed as a handcraft rather than manufacturing computer education centres. This can be made possible only by the improvement in the means, of exchange, transport becomes easier and a money economy more general. The term computer education centres revolution describe the historical transformation of traditional into modern society by computerization of knowledge, it is a dynamic increase in per capital production of manufacturing and other processes that were carried out in factories. Its main social impact was to enhance on agrarian society into the urban computer education centres society. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM Since Nigeria got her independence computerization of education centres in rural area has been neglected. For the development of any community there is need for availability of computer education centres and job opportunities. Despite this fact, computerization in rural has seen totally forgotten. In Edo state in general and Egor in particular, computer education centres development has been very backward. In the light of above the researcher intend to answer the following question Is lack of capital for investment responsible for the absence of computer education centres in rural area? Does investment lack the required entrepreneurial skills to establish computer education centres in rural areas? Is lack of infrastructure facilities responsible for computer education centres backwardness in rural areas? PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The purpose of this study includes To determine the problem facing the establishment of computer education centres in rural areas To examine the problem and prospect of computer education centres in rural areas. To analyze the economic importance on computer education centres in rural areas To provide possible solution to the identified problem facing location of computer education centres in Egor SIGNIFICANT OF THE STUDY The finding of this study will help to identify the problem facing computer education centres location in rural area in Edo state with a view of overcoming them. Also since study will help to put forward new suggestion on how to rectify the poor living condition of the rural dwellers This study will also help the government to ensure3 that the programmes for computer education centres and commercial development as well as transportation and communication link are consistence for rural computer education centres development RESEARCH QUESTIONS In this study attempt shall be made to test the following research question state below Does the absence of computer education centres in Egor have encouraged migration to urban centres? Does the lack of capital for investment have adversely affected the location of computer education centres in Egor? Does the absence of infrastructural facilities of computer education centres contribute to backwardness of Egor? DEFINITION OF TERMS COTTAGE: A small place where all activities that produce or notable object by manual means of mechanical aids ERA: This simply means historical period, which occurred at a particular time FACTORY: A place where goods are produce COMPUTER EDUCATION CENTRES: A processes with the aid learning COMPUTER REVOLUTION: A period of computer education centres change from small scale craft industry to large-scale computer education centres with modern technology.
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