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Effect of Development Centres on Educational Service Delivery in Selected Rural Communities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria


Prof. Ewuim Christiana Ngozi | Nwire Sunday Oscar | Nwakamma Michael Chibuzor



Prof. Ewuim Christiana Ngozi | Nwire Sunday Oscar | Nwakamma Michael Chibuzor "Effect of Development Centres on Educational Service Delivery in Selected Rural Communities in Ebonyi State, Nigeria" Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development (ijtsrd), ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-5 | Issue-5, August 2021, pp.363-385, URL: https://www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd43730.pdf

Effect of development centers on education service delivery in selected rural communities in Ebonyi State was undertaken with a view to address the perceived challenges of development centers towards the improvement of lives in rural communities in the state through effective and efficient education service delivery. Among the objectives of this research were to evaluate the effect of development Centres on education Service Delivery which affected development in most rural communities in Ebonyi State. The study adopted descriptive survey research. Five thousand, nine hundred and ninety four staff and community heads were selected from fifty one development centers selected based on the number of DCs drawn from the three geopolitical zones out of sixty four development centers in Ebonyi State, using Taro Yamani formula to determine the sample size of three hundred and seventy five. The hypotheses were analyzed using Pearson Product moment correlation coefficient to show the relationship between development centers and service delivery in the development of communities in Ebonyi State. From the data analysis made, the result revealed among others that variable as funding, appointment of relatives as coordinators, and legal provisions are major challenges of development centers towards educational service delivery in the development of communities in Ebonyi State. The study concludes that despite weakness of development centers, the recognition and importance of development centers in developmental process is necessary because of its imperativeness in tackling community development through educational service delivery in Ebonyi State. The study further recommend as follow: The establishment of Development centers should be abolished since it can no longer stand the taste of its creation. Government should change the Development Centers structures to educational structures so to cushion the effect of those schools that lack infrastructures. Unnecessary state government interference into local government affairs should be reviewed to curb the conflicts existing between the two tiers of government etc.

Development Centres, Education, Service Delivery, Funding, School Enrollment


IJTSRD43730
Volume-5 | Issue-5, August 2021
363-385
IJTSRD | www.ijtsrd.com | E-ISSN 2456-6470
Copyright © 2019 by author(s) and International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development Journal. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 4.0) (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0)

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