The Role of Private Agencies in the Promotion of Mass Literacy

The Role of Private Agencies in the Promotion of Mass Literacy

This chapter reviewed what other authors, writers, educationist and adult educators have said about the contribution of private agencies to mass literacy campaign. It deals specifically with:

  1. The meaning of private agencies
  2. The concept of literacy/mass life
  3. The role of private agencies in mass literacy campaign.
  4. The eradication of mass illiteracy.

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An Evaluation of Ethnicity and Issue of Political Development in Nigeria

AN EVALUATION OF ETHNICITY AND ISSUE OF POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA (A CASE STUDY OF DELTA STATE)

MEANING OF DEVELOPMENT

       Development involves the entire social as “the process of allowing and encouraging people to meet their own aspiration”

Development is a tri-dimensional concert. It has a utilitarian or consumatory dimension, which connote increase in the quality of usable items available to man in society. It also has behavioural or rational dimension, which define the nature of the relation among man in society and among societies. [Read more…]

Partnership for African Development and Socio – Economic Development In Africa

NEW PARTNERSHIP FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT (NEPAD) AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT

Development, conceptualized as qualitative improvement in the living standard of the people is measured in the availability of basic necessities like food, water, shelter, other local amenities as well as sophisticated and vibrant institutions and structures of the state.

These indices of development and more are not yet available in sufficiency in Africa upon independence. The emergent African States sought to no avail for development, reason the likes of president Arap Mri tend to believe that “Africa is doomed to perpetual poverty and backwardness”.   [Read more…]

Godfatherism and Political Conflict in Nigeria

 Godfatherism and Political Conflict in Nigeria

In order to exhaustively treat this study, it is imperative that relevant literature in the area of this work be consulted. The areas involved are mainly; Godfatherism and political conflict.

2.2   GODFATHERISM

According to Oshuntokun (2002);

The political relationship under successive government in Nigeria is a reflection of the new international economic order, which facilitates the pursuit of regime change by avaricious godfathers whose major pre-occupations, is to perpetuate their hegemonic political influence for personal interest and aggrandizement. [Read more…]

Combating Corruption in Nigeria

Combating Corruption in Nigeria

THE MEANING AND NATURE OF CORRUPTION
The word ‘corruption’ does not lend itself to a precise definition as Margaret Peil (1976:49) has noted “defining corruption precisely is at least as difficult as determining its effects.
Different writers and commentators on corruption have therefore given divergent, but in most cases similar complementary defining of the concept.
Perhaps, because corruption has received an extensive attention in communities and also due to the fact that it has been greatly discussed in academic circles, corruption has received varied or various definitions.
Tanzi (1998:6) in his definition said that “corruption is not a new phenomenon; it is simply the abuse of public power benefits”. [Read more…]

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