IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATION SECTOR REFORMS AND THE DELIVERY OF QUALITY EDUCATION IN ENUGU STATE NIGERIA, 2011-2014

ABSTRACT The study evaluated the impact of education sector reforms on the quality of education in Nigeria, with a focus on Enugu State between 2011 and 2014. Specifically, the study investigated the link between the implementation of special intervention programmes under education sector reforms and enrolment of pupils in primary and junior secondary schools in Enugu State. The study relied on the conceptual propositions deriving from the Marxian instrumentalist theory. Based on primary and secondary data generated through the use of unstructured interview and qualitative method, and analyzed using quantitative and qualitative descriptive analysis, the…

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THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN NIGERIA’S LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM: THE CASE OF IMO STATE

ABSTRACT This study investigated the Local Government Legislative Council and Accountability in Nigeria’s local Government system with focus on Imo state. It utilized the qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection and analysis; with the theory of post-colonial state serving as the theoretical framework of analysis. The findings indicate that poor oversight functions of the local government legislative council over budget implementation, investigation of the executive, use of impeachment clause and legislative hearings as well as struggle for wealth accumulation, inexperience and bid for re-election have undermined public accountability in Imo state local government councils.…

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CHALLENGES OF MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION IN THE RIVERS STATE LOCAL GOVERNMENT, 1999- 2011

ABSTRACT This study focused on the challenges of manpower development and utilization in the Rivers State Local Government system. The study was interested in examining the extent inadequate manpower development affected productivity in the Rivers State Local Government system; ascertaining whether manpower development programmes were based on the manpower needs of the Rivers State Local Government system; and determining whether educational training could serve as manpower development strategy to improve workers’ productivity in the Rivers State Local Government system between 1999 and 2011. Using the ex-post facto research design and the general systems theory as…

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ELECTION PLANNING, ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (1999 – 2010)

Abstract This study investigates the Planning Administration and Management of elections in Nigeria with emphasis from 1999 –2010. The study becomes imperative following the deteriorating of the democratic process in Nigeria. We focused our empirical verification on two key areas viz: whether the establishment of the electoral institute and other electoral reforms has strengthened the planning, administration and management of elections in Nigeria. We adopted the traditional management theory we also relied on content analysis and document study as our cardinal method of data collection. From our findings we found out that though the establishment…

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THE PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF REVENUE GENERATION IN NIGERIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM: A STUDY OF NJIKOKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, 1999-2012

Abstract Local governments in Nigeria are faced with many difficulties in generating adequate finance to perform their constitutional responsibilities; such problems are a cog in the wheel to the smooth running of local government administration. These challenges include dishonesty on the part of officer collecting the revenues, such as cases of printing receipts by the officers. This development has hampered the operations of Njikoka local government area of Anambra state. This study therefore examines problems and prospects of revenue generation in Nigerian local government system, with focus on Njikoka local government area of Anambra state.…

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MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS (MDGS) AND POVERTY REDUCTION IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA, 2006-2015.

Abstract This study has critically examined the Millennium Development Goals and poverty reduction in Anambra State, Nigeria. Specifically, the study examined how lack of good governance in the management of Millennium Development Goals funds undermined poverty reduction in Anambra State, and how the state implementation of neo-liberal economic policies impeded the programme of poverty reduction in the State. Literature reviewed are deficient in explaining the link between lack of good governance in the management of resources relating to MDGs which undermined poverty alleviation in Nigeria and also did not explain how the implementation of neoliberal…

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HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION IN THE NIGERIAN CIVIL SERVICE: A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU STATE CIVIL SERVICE (2000 – 2010)

Abstract This Thesis explores human resources development and utilization, in Enugu State civil service, an activity that has been neglected in the public sector. It presents answers to the following questions. The intent is to provide a useful basis for change in the human resource management culture in the civil service of Nigeria. The theoretical framework used in the study is Human Relations Theory that are in line with human research development and utilization. Most importantly, its objectives to the government agencies and organizations. In pursue of the above goals of this study, the researcher…

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP AND INFRASTRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT IN ABIA STATE, NIGERIA, 2007-2014

ABSTRACT Following the enactment of the Infrastructural Concessions Regulatory Commission (ICRC) Act in Nigeria, Abia state government keyed into the framework of the PPP in 2007. This was in a bid to bridge the infrastructural gap in the state and to actualize the objectives of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), especially as it affects the development of a global partnership for poverty reduction through provision of basic infrastructures and industries. Despite policy efforts made towards this direction, decadence in the state’s health system, education, road network, electric power generation and distribution, housing, industries, among others,…

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THE NEW PENSION SCHEME AND WORKERS PRODUCTIVITY IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES: A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA.(2004-DATE)

ABSTRACT Determined to solve the numerous problems that are associated with the unfunded defined pension system in the country, the federal government of Nigeria in June 2004 carried out a range of comprehensive and fundamental reform in the system of pension and gratuity management and administration as a formidable measure aimed at alleviating the pains and suffering of the retired elder statesmen in the country; whom after rendering patriotic services to their fatherland waits endlessly for their pension and gratuity emoluments to be paid. Consequent upon which staffs and workers of pensionable jobs usually either…

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INTERGOVERNMENTAL FINANCIAL RELATIONS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AUTONOMY IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF IGBO-ETITI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE, 1999-2012

ABSTRACT This study investigated Intergovernmental financial relations and local government autonomy in Nigeria : A case study of Igbo-Etiti local government Area of Enugu State. To accomplish this task, we were able to determine if the structure of Intergovernmental financial relations in Nigeria enhanced autonomy of Igbo-Etiti local government; ascertained whether the structure of Intergovernmental financial relations undermined infrastructural development in the local government and examined whether the structure of Intergovernmental financial relations in Nigeria increased literacy rate in Igbo-Etiti local government Area. All data gathered were presented in tables and analysed in percentages. The…

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