SKILL ACQUISITION AS A PANACEA FOR POVERTY REDUCTION IN EKITI STATE

SKILL ACQUISITION AS A PANACEA FOR POVERTY REDUCTION IN EKITI STATE

ABSTRACT
                   This study the skill acquisition as a panacea for poverty Reduction in Ekiti State.
Primary
and secondary source of data were used in gathering information. A
total of twenty five questionnaires were obtained to analyse the data
through percentage and chi-square method in a tabular presentation.
It
was discovered that the skill acquisition as a panacea for poverty
reduction has positive and significant effect on poverty reduction
strategy in Ekiti state and skill acquisition as an efficient and
effective tool used in tackling the level poverty in the state.
The
study recommends that the state and local Government of Ekiti state
need to increase the partnership orientation relationship with the other
concerned organization so as to foster the operation of skill
acquisition programmes in combating poverty in the state
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page
Certification
Dedication
Acknowledgement
Abstract
Table of Contents
CHAPTER ONE

  • Introduction
  • Statement of the Problem
  • Objective of the Study
  • Significance of the Study
  • Research hypothesis
  • The Scope and Limitation of the Study
  • Plan of the Study
  • Definition of Terms

CHAPTER TWO                           

  • Literature Review

2.1     Participant to Poverty Reduction through Skill Acquisitions
2.2     Approaches to Skill Acquisition on Poverty
2.2.1 Impact of Skill Acquisition on Poverty Reduction Plan
2.3     Approaches to Poverty Reduction Strategy
2.4    Skill Acquisition Strategy Implementation                                       15
2.5     Obstacles Facing Poverty Reduction Strategy in Ekiti
2.5.1  Data Collection and Analysis
2.6     Quick Win Initiatives
2.6.1  Rationale
2.6.2  Process Approach                                                                            
CHAPTER THREE

  • Research Methodology

3.1     Introduction                                                                                   
3.2     Research Instrument and Techniques
3.3     Sources of Data Collection
3.4     Population of the Study and Sample Size
3.5     Validity and Reliability of Data
3.6     Limitation of Methodology
3.7     Statistical Tools
CHAPTER FOUR
4.0     Data Presentation and Data Analysis                                              
Data Analysis
CHAPTER FIVE

  • Summary Recommendation and Conclusion

5.1     Summary of Findings
5.2     Recommendation
5.3     Conclusion
Bibliography
Appendix
Questionnaire

CHAPTER ONE

  • INTRODUCTION

The term poverty is multi – dimensional concept.
Improving
access to the labour market in the informal economy or agriculture,
increase income and strengthens social networks. Such access can
constitute a powerful tool for poverty reduction. Learning vocational
skills helps to ensure food security and rural development, both of
which are important when fighting poverty. Skills acquisition strategies
must look not only at households but also at communities and
territories, as local condition are a key element.
Poverty means
more than simply low income. It includes lack of voice in determining
what goes on in one’s community, as well as vulnerable livelihoods,
food, insecurity is often a reality of poverty.
Skills development
contributes to social and economic integration. Ensuring that the
learning needs of all young people and adults are met through equitable
access to appropriate learning and life skills programmes is one of the
six outlined in the Dakar framework for Action to achieve Education for
all (EFA). Providing training in vocational skills plays an important
role in equipping young people and adults with the skills required for
work and social integration.
Yet, governments often pay little
attention to skills training for youth and adults. Similarly, donors and
international organizations often conceptualize EFA narrowly, over –
emphasizing formal general education. As a result, progress towards a
more comprehensive approach has been slow.
In poor countries,
preparing young people for work often means improving their access to
the information sector. More attention is being paid to the informal
sector within the framework of training and poverty reduction policies.
In
many transition economics too, the informal sector is growing. This
movement can be seen as a form of impoverishment, although it represents
an important dimension of the economy by providing employment and
generating income for the poor and needy. Skill development, together
with other social protection measures, can certainly constitute a
powerful tool for poverty reduction.
An increasing number of countries are designing innovative strategies in this direction.
Beside
the informal sector, the rural economy, and particularly agriculture
constitutes the main livelihood for the poor. Meaningful skills
development programmes targeting rural communities need to be placed
within a rural development. Strengthening the skills of rural
communities can reduce their vulnerability and help them to cope with
new economic and social conditions.
When policy makers are willing
to invest in skills development to reduce poverty, an immediate problem
for many low – income countries is the capacity of the delivery system,
both in size and relevance.
Implementing a skills development
policy to reduce poverty also implies building a system able to meet
this specific demand. Adequate incentives and support mechanism are
needed to stimulate and improve the training capacity of the non –
government providers. Another strategy is to encourage public
institutions to target the poor and use new training methodologies.
In
order to determine the effective and effective realization of the
panacea of skill acquisition to poverty reduction in any developing
nation, the government needs to formulate a strategic plan in skills
development which will serve as the pathway in which the nation will
take to succeed in its struggles.
This study is meant to examine
and highlight the various contributions of skills acquisition to poverty
reduction in Ekiti – State, (1999 – 2010) the study will also discover
the poverty level in Ekiti – State and how it can be improved through
skills acquisition by both youths and adults in Ekiti – State.
1.2.    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
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1.3.    OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
The
broad objective of this study is to examine the rate of skill
acquisition skill as a panacea for poverty reduction in Ekiti while the
specific objectives are as follows;

  1. To determine the effectiveness of skill acquisition in combating poverty in Ekiti State.
  2. To evaluate the current system of training programmes available in Ekiti State.
  • To develop an efficient and effective strategy for poverty alleviation in Ekiti State.
  1. To highlight the constraints of skill acquisition programmes in Ekiti State.
  2. To determine the responsiveness of the people toward the skill acquisition programmes in Ekiti State,

1.4. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The
findings of this study shall go a long way in aiding researchers and
students who would have interest in studying “skill acquisition as a
panacea for poverty reduction in Ekiti State” the findings will be
targeted at examining the areas of problems which may hinder the
strategic programmes of skill acquisition in tacking poverty and as well
make suggestion to solve the problems affecting poverty level in Ekiti
State.

  1. It will solve the problem of increase in the rate of poverty level in Ekiti State.
  2. The study will avail the Government the strategy required for skill acquisition programmes for poverty reduction in Ekiti State.
  • The study will help in the promotion of empowerment of both adults and youths in Ekiti State.

1.5.    RESEARCH HYPOTHESIS
          The following are the research hypothesis which the study will put to test:

  1. Ho: Skill Acquisition does not have any relationship with poverty reduction in Ekiti State.

Hi:   Skill Acquisition does have any relationship with poverty reduction in Ekiti State.

  1. Ho: Skill Acquisition does not reduce levels of poverty in Ekiti State.

Hi : Skill Acquisition does reduce levels of poverty in Ekiti State.

  • Ho: Skill acquisition as a panacea for poverty reduction does not have any impact on the economy of Ekiti State

Hi: Skill acquisition as a panacea for poverty reduction does have any impact on the economy of Ekiti State.
1.6     THE SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
          The
research work is limited to Ekiti- State alone. Also, both primary and
secondary data were used in gathering data for the analysis of the
research questions. The major limitations of this research work are
insufficient time to carry out the research and unavailability of
sufficient fund needed for the work.
1.7     PLAN OF THE STUDY
          For a detailed research, this project shall be categorized into five chapters excluding the research proposal.
Chapter
one would talk about the background or introductory aspect of the
study, statement of the problems, objectives of the study, significance
of the study, statement of hypothesis to mention but few.
Chapters two explain the reviewed literature, conceptual explanations and some theoretical framework.
Under
chapter three, there would be the methodology of the subject matter
which consists of the nature of the data required, method of data
analysis, model of specification and source of data used.
Chapter four discusses, analyses and interpret the results of the study
Finally, chapter five explains the summary, recommendation, lessons and conclusion.
1.8     DEFINITION OF TERMS

  1. PANACEA: This is the act of giving a solution to a problem or making an effort to help.
  2. SKILL: A particular or special ability, experience and knowledge in doing something
  • ACQUISITION: This is the act of getting something
  1. POVERTY: The state of being poor or a lack of something
  2. REDUCTION: An act of making something less or smaller.

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