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Description of the skills acquisition programmes in Abua/Odual local government area in Rivers state

MU Iwele, AP Amaka, OH Chuks


This paper studied the impact of skills acquisition programmes in human and societal economic development in Abua/Odual Local Government Area in Rivers State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. One hundred and thirty respondents were randomly selected from 13 skills acquisition centres as participants. The instrument was a self-report interview protocol titled Skills Based Human Economic Development Impact Questions (SBHEDQ).. Data was collected through interpersonal interview centred on the interview questions. Results revealed that not all skills projected for human economic development are taught in every centre; and the skills most needed in the rural communities are not commonly learned. The skills most commonly taught are those not regularly needed, thereby making most beneficiaries relatively redundant and unemployed. This paper recommends that stakeholders should be involved in the planning and implementation of human development programmes as that may help set learners priorities on skills that would have economic relevance.

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