THE CONTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT IN ALLEVIATING UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM A CASE STUDY OF OREDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE

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CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

The survival of human beings that is man depends largely on some units of life. The most important of them is food, while others include housing pipe borne water, health, among others. In this present day’s basic essential of life are not obtained as gi rather that is purchased by those who demand for them. This is why they always say there is no food for lazy man; an idle man is this work will be unemployed person. An unemployed person can be educated and uneducated. In this Nigerian context like others developing countries, apart from the general belief among economic planers educationist and policy maker. This can be accelerated by spending more on education. Educational programmes if properly conceived and planned, should be instrumental to the full development of the individual citizen.

Despite the emphasis, many may say there is over emphasis on formal education, Nigeria educational system is not only distorted at critical points but more importantly, its basic orientation is grossly out of tune with the employment needs of its product, or with the development need of the society (Ukeje 1986) consequently, white collar workers are always in over supply in recent years, many critics have called for the relevance of education to the needs and goals of the society some social anthropologist for instance have argued that education can be dysfunctional as well as functional and educational investment like all other is subjected to demising returns.

While scholars and educationists have advocated a close relationship between education, educational systems and the man power requirement and absorptive capacity of the modern sector of the danger of merely imitating the educational system of more advanced countries and to the fact that unemployment among university graduates are increasingly becoming that fact of life in Nigeria. While the problem of unemployment among all categories of school leavers in Nigeria has become of serious concern to scholars either articulate citizens, only a few studies have attempted either to produce a precise qualification of those important phenomena in terms of status, sex, age, occupation, tribe, religion and level of education in Nigeria

STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The prevalence of unemployment in Nigeria in the 1980s necessitated the establishment of the directorate of employment, which is charged with the responsibilities of creating job opportunities for able bodied men who are willing to work. Unfortunately, unemployment is one the increase and unabated despite the laudable objectives of the National Directorate of unemployment programs and the vital instrument put in place to ensure its success. On these national directorates of employment has made towards reducing unemployment in Oredo Local Government Area. The establishment of the directorate of employment of job to men either to produce a precise quantification terms of directorate of employment conceived and planned, should be instrumental full of the development of the individual citizen.

THE CONTRIBUTION OF NATIONAL DIRECTORATE OF EMPLOYMENT IN ALLEVIATING UNEMPLOYMENT PROBLEM A CASE STUDY OF OREDO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE