Age Grade Associations' Activities in Enhancing Community Development Projects in Odukpani and Biase Local Government Areas of Cross River State Nigeria
AbstractThe study investigated age grade associations' activities in enhancing community development projects in Odukpani and Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Five hundred (500) respondents were randomly selected from ten (10) council wards in Odukpani and Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State using stratified and simple random sampling. The role of age grade associations in enhancing community development projects questionnaire (AGAECDQ) was used for data collection. Data were analysed using population t-test analysis for single mean. The research findings revealed that the extent to which age grade associations provide educational and loan facilities in enhancing community development projects is not significantly high. Therefore, it was recommended that governments at all levels should provide capacity building programmes for age grade members whose contributions are inevitable for implementation of community based projects in the study area.
LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 8(2), 167-176, 2011