Aro G. C.1; Akor C. I.2; Akpan Obasi V.U.3; and Ngene, I.A.4
Department of Political Science
Alex Ekwueme Federal University
Ndufu Alike Ikwo,Ebonyi State
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The Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) was a programme of action designed for worldwide rapid socio-economic development. The study examined the interface between the implementation of MDGs (Goal II) and provision of infrastructures for the development of education sector in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Specifically, the study interrogated whether the implementation of MDG II has increased the number of infrastructures in the primary schools in Ivo Local Government. The broad objective of this paper was to examine whether MDGs have been implemented in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State with emphasis on educational infrastructures. Furthermore, the study strived to achieve the following objectives: (i) to established whether the implementation of MDG II has increased the number of classroom blocks in the primary schools in Ivo Local Government Area. (ii) to determine whether the implementation of MDG Goal II increased the number of ICT equipment installed in primary schools in Ivo LGA. The study adopted the rentier state theory in analysing the study. It adopted ex post facto research design in carrying out its investigation. The methods of data collection were documentary and survey methods. Data employed were generated through primary and secondary sources while it adopted interpretive research studies and descriptive statistics as preferred tools for data analysis. The findings indicated that many of the primary schools in Ivo Local Government Area were still lacking essential infrastructures needed to enhance teaching and learning. The implication was that the expected benefits arising from the implementation of MDGs were not fully realised in respect to infrastructures in the primary schools in Ivo Local Government Area. The study recommended increased citizen’s participation in making and implementing government development programmes in Nigeria as a way of ensuring that the citizen’s needs were identified and solved particularly as it concerned the needs for educational development in the rural area. It was also recommended that educational infrastructures namely, school building, provision of water, e-library and ICT equipment should be the top priority of all levels of government in Nigeria.
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