Assessment of Traditional Communication in Community Development: A Study of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area

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ABSTRACT

The study was on the “Assessment of traditional communication in community development of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. The objective of this study were to ascertain if traditional forms of communications are still used in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, to identify the forms of traditional communication, to enhance development of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area; to identify the challenges of traditional forms of communication in community development. Research design used for this study was survey method. The population of the study according to 2016 projection consist of 249,100 residents of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. Purposive sampling technique was used to select sample size of 350. Data collection was through questionnaire and was analyzed by the use of descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that Mkpat Enin Local Government still make use of traditional forms of communication. The study also shows that traditional forms of communication encourages development especially in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. Recommendations of the study were that viable press should be established with the aim of integrating and mobilizing people for active participation in development programmes. Also education should be the major priority of government for Mkpat Enin residents especially development planners with the aim of training indigenous communications to operate both traditional and modern ways of communication which would allow for well-balanced system. 


TABLE OF CONTENTS 


CHAPTER          TITLE                                                        PAGE


Fly Leaf                        


Title Page    -        -        -        -        -        i        


Certification         -        -        -        -        ii


 


Dedication  -        -        -        -        -        iii      


 


Acknowledgements        -        -        -        iv      


Table of Contents -        -        -        -        vi      


 


List of Tables       -        -        -        -        ix


Abstract      -        -        -        -        -        xi      


 


1.0                        INTRODUCTION


1.1                        Background of the Study        -       -        1       

1.2                        Statement of the Problem        -       -        3 

1.3                        Objectives of the Study  -        -       -        4

1.4                        Research Questions       -        -       -        5       

1.5                               Scope of the Study        -        -        -       

1.6                        Significance of the Study         -        -        6

1.7                        Limitations of the Study          -        -        -        7       

1.8                        Definition of Terms       -        -        -        7       

 2.0                        REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1                        Communication and Society   -        -        10     

2.2                        Forms of Traditional Communication-       16     

2.3                        Traditional Communication and Community Development        -        -        -        -        22

2.4                        Issues in Traditional Communication         -        26

2.4.1                     Secrecy       -        -        -        -        -        27

2.4.2                     Rigidity       -        -        -        -        -        28

2.4.3                     Lack Potentials to Sustain Development-   28

2.4.4                     Illiteracy     -        -        -        -        -        28

2.5                        History of Traditional Communication in Mkpat Enin Local Government Area         -        29

2.6                        Theoretical Framework  -        -        -        30

2.7                        Review of Studies          -        -        -        32

3.0                        RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1                        Research Design   -        -        -        -        35

3.2                        Population of the Study -        -        -        35

3.3                        Sample and Sampling Procedure      -        36

3.4                        Instrument for Data Collection         -        -        37

3.5                        Validity and Reliability of Instrument-       38

3.6                        Method of Data Presentation and Analysis-        38

4.0                        DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION

4.1                        Data Presentation and Analysis        -        39     

4.2                        Discussion of Findings  -        -        -        51

5.0                        SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1                        Summary    -        -        -        -        -        56

5.2                        Conclusion -        -        -        -        -        57

5.3                        Recommendations         -        -        -        -        58     

                       References

                             Appendix


LIST OF TABLES

TABLES    TITLE                                                                 PAGE

Table 1:      Sex Distribution of Respondents      -        -        40

Table 2:      Distribution by Age Respondents     -        -        40

Table 3:      Education Qualification of Respondents    -        41

Table 4:      Responses rate whether traditional forms of Communication are still in use in the area  -        42

Table 5:      Responses rate on the forms of traditional Communication    -        -        -        -        -        43

Table 6:      Responses on familiarity with other forms Like Ayei, Gong, Market Square and Village Square      -        -        -        -        -        44

Table 7:      Responses on whether community uses these Forms of communication        -        -        -        45

Table 8:      Responses in understanding form of Communication    -        -        -        -        -        45

Table 9:      Responses to whether these forms encourage Development        -        -        -        -        -        46

Table 10:    Responses to whether these forms have Challenges  -        -        -        -        -        -        47

Table 11:    Responses to types of challenges faced by the use of traditional communication         -        -        48

Table 12:    Responses to whether forms of traditional Stir immediacy in feedback     -        -        -        49

Table 13:    Responses on extent to which these forms encourage development programmes         -        49

Table 14:    Responses to whether development programmes strive traditional communication    -        -        -        -        -        50

Table 15:    Responses to whether traditional method of communication is still encourage in this era     -        -        -        -        -        -        -                  51


 


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James, A. (2021). Assessment of Traditional Communication in Community Development: A Study of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-traditional-communication-in-community-development-a-study-of-mkpat-enin-local-government-area

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James, Anietie "Assessment of Traditional Communication in Community Development: A Study of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Aug. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-traditional-communication-in-community-development-a-study-of-mkpat-enin-local-government-area. Accessed 25 Sep. 2021.

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James, Anietie . "Assessment of Traditional Communication in Community Development: A Study of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Aug. 2021. Web. 25 Sep. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-traditional-communication-in-community-development-a-study-of-mkpat-enin-local-government-area >.

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James, Anietie . "Assessment of Traditional Communication in Community Development: A Study of Mkpat Enin Local Government Area" Afribary (2021). Accessed September 25, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/assessment-of-traditional-communication-in-community-development-a-study-of-mkpat-enin-local-government-area