THE IMPACT OF YOUTH ORGANIZATION IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN AKWA IBOM STATE

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ABSTRACT

This study focuses on the impact of youth organization in community development in Akwa Ibom State using Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area as a case study. The major instrument of data collection was questionnaire and simple random sampling technique used in selecting respondents for data collection. Data analysis tool involved simple percentage and simple frequency tables. The study draws a sample of 100 respondents from different wards in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area. Out of the 100 questionnaire that was administered to the respondents, 80 Questionnaire was retrieved and used for data analysis. The research work was divided into five chapters and four research questions were raised and analyzed which the result showed that youth organization have contributed to community development in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area, the youth organization have played vital roles in sustaining peace and unity in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area. Finally, the study also revealed the problems and solutions of youth organization in community development.  The study therefore recommended that there is need in engaging youth in recreational activities that enhance social cohesion. This includes development of community based infrastructure, promoting arts, culture, sport and overall entertainment of youth, that Government should progressively facilitate inclusion of youth representatives in national structures that seeks to develop them and their communities and that engaging youth in meaningful activities that benefit their communities while developing their abilities and skills will help build a cohesive society and inculcating a strong sense of responsibility and further provide life-changing opportunities for the youth.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        i

Certification         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        ii

Approval Page     –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iii

Dedication  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        iv

Acknowledgements        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        v

Abstract      –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        vi

List of Tables       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        vii

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

  1. Background of the Study        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        2
    1. Statement of the Problem        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        4
    1. Objectives of the Study  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        6
    1. Research Questions       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        7
    1. Significance of the Study                   –        –        –        –        –        –        7
    1. Scope of the Study        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        8
    1. Definition of Terms       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        8

CHAPTER TWO

LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1     Introduction                   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        10

2.2     The Concept of Youth Organization and

Community Development   –   –        –        –        –        –        –        10

2.3     An Overview of Community Development          –        –        –        –        13

2.4     Youth Organization and Community Development

in Akwa Ibom State  –    –        –        —       –        –        –        –        16

2.5     Youth Participation in Community Development in

Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area –                 –        –        –        –        18

2.6     The Contributions of Youth Organization to

Community Development       –        –        –        –        –        –        19

2.7     Strategies employed by Youth Organization in

Community Development       –        –        –        –        –        –        23

2.8     The Role of Youth Organization in Sustaining Peace and Unity

in Ikot Ekpene Local Government Area     –        –        –        –        26

2.9     Problems of Youth Organization in Community Development        –        26

2.10   Solution of Youth Organization in Community Development          –        29

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

3.1     Introduction                   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        31

3.2     Research Design   –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        31

3.3     Population of Study      –       –        –        –        –        –        –        31

3.4     Sample and Sampling Technique       –       –        –        –        –        32

3.5     Instrumentation     –       –        –        –        –        –        –        –        32

3.6     Plans for Data Analysis –        –        –        –        –        –        –        32

3.7     Problems of Data Collection   –        –        –        –        –        –        32

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION ANALYSIS INTERPRETATION

4.1     Introduction                  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        34

4.2     Data Presentation and Analysis                  –        –        –        –        –        34

4.3     Discussion of Findings  –        –        –        –        –        –        –        39

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION

5.1     Summary    –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        42

5.2     Recommendations         –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        43

5.3     Conclusion           –        –        –        –        –        –        –        –        43

          References

          Appendix