ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY

Abstract: The study sought to assess the Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria with Akwa Ibom State as case study. This study adopted Basic Needs and Organizational Partnership theories as the theoretical framework to achieve the purpose of this study. Research questions were raised which preceded the hypotheses. Statement of the problem of this study was based on numerous problems faced by Nigerian, such as, high illiteracy rate, poverty rate, gender disparity, high mortality and maternal rates, poor health condition and poor environmental sustainability.   The data for this research was collected using the questionnaire method, while the primary and secondary sources of data, were the method of data collection. A total population of the study was 5,542, 102.  The sample size of 150 respondents was taken. The study adopted survey research design. Simple percentage formula was used in presenting the result of the data, while the chi square served as the statistical instrument for testing and analyzing the hypotheses. The result of the analysis showed that, the Millennium Development Goals has really reduced poverty rates in Aka Ibom State, with many policies of Akwa Ibom State Government concerning universal education. This goal of Millennium Development Goals was achieved, and some levels of success were recorded concerning elimination of gender disparity in Akwa Ibom State. Based on the findings, some recommendation  were made, such as; reference should always be make to previous developmental policies and programs, in order to ensure, full tackling of the current and future developmental goals.

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page---------------------i

Declaration------------------------ii

Certification -------------------iii

Dedication___iv

Acknowledgement-----------------v

Abstract ________vi 

Table of Content --------      vii-viii

List of Table --------------ix


CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background of the study ---------------------------------------------------------1

Statement of the Problem --------------------------------------------------------5

Research Question -----------------------------------------------------------------6

Objectives of the Study -----------------------------------------------------------7

Statement of the Hypotheses -----------------------------------------------------8

Significance of the Study ---------------------------------------------------------8

Scope and limitation of the study -----------------------------------------------9

Definition of Terms ---------------------------------------------------------------10

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW AND THEORETICAL FRAME WORK

2.1Introduction ------------------------------------------------------------------------12

2.2The Concept of Development ----------------------------------------------------12

2.3Sustainable Development --------------------------------------------------------15

2.4An Overview of National Development Plan in Nigeria ---------------------17

2.5National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy-------------18

2.6Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ------------------------------------20

2.7Millennium Development Goals in Nigeria ----------------------------------22

2.8Akwa Ibom State Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy -----36

2.9The Performance Appraisal of Akwa Ibom State End-Point Status of the Set 

Millennium Development Goals ---------------------------------------------------44

2.10Theoretical Framework -------------------------------------------------------------53


CHAPTER THREE:RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1Research Design ---------------------------------------------------------------------55

3.2Population of the Study -------------------------------------------------------------55

3.3Sample Size and Sampling techniques --------------------------------------------55

3.4Instrumentation ----------------------------------------------------------------------56

3.5Validation of Instrument -----------------------------------------------------------56

3.6Sources of Data Collection ---------------------------------------------------------56

3.7Method of Data Collection ---------------------------------------------------------57

3.8Method of Data Analysis ----------------------------------------------------------57


CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS, 

AND DISCUSSION OF FINDING

4.1Data Presentation, analysis and Discussion ---------------------------------------59

4.2Testing of Hypotheses ----------------------------------------------------------------64

4.3Discussion of Findings ----------------------------------------------------------------69


CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1Summary -------------------------------------------------------------------------------71

5.2Conclusion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------        71

5.3Recommendations ---------------------------------------------------------------------72

Bibliography ---------------------------------------------------------------------------73Appendix -------------------------------------------------------------------------------78


LIST OF TABLES

Table 1:Millennium Development Goal and Target for 2015 -------------------21

Table 2:Deliverables Projects from the Millennium Development Goals

Conditional Grants Scheme in Nigeria from 2011-2013 ---------------28

Table 3:Poverty Indicator in Akwa Ibom State ------------------------------------35

Table 4:Analysis of Questionnaire Administered ----------------------------------59

Table 5:Distribution of Respondents by Sex-----------------------------------------59

Table 6:Distribution of Respondents by Age Bracket ------------------------------60

Table 7:Distribution of Respondents by Religious ---------------------------------60

Table 8:Distribution of Respondents by Senatorial District -----------------------61

Table 9:Distribution of Respondents by Occupational Status ---------------------61


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Esitikot, B. (2019). ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-millennium-development-goals-in-nigeria-akwa-ibom-state-experience-in-poverty-reduction-universal-education-and-gender-equality

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Esitikot, Blessing "ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Jul. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-millennium-development-goals-in-nigeria-akwa-ibom-state-experience-in-poverty-reduction-universal-education-and-gender-equality. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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Esitikot, Blessing . "ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Jul. 2019. Web. 19 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-millennium-development-goals-in-nigeria-akwa-ibom-state-experience-in-poverty-reduction-universal-education-and-gender-equality >.

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Esitikot, Blessing . "ASSESSMENT OF THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS IN NIGERIA: AKWA IBOM STATE EXPERIENCE IN POVERTY REDUCTION, UNIVERSAL EDUCATION AND GENDER EQUALITY" Afribary (2019). Accessed July 19, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-the-millennium-development-goals-in-nigeria-akwa-ibom-state-experience-in-poverty-reduction-universal-education-and-gender-equality