Our Archives

Call 08068929770 or 08122972656 for any enquiries.

Project Topic:

EFFECT OF ILLITERACY ON POLITICAL PARTICIPATION IN BENUE STATE, A CASE STUDY OF UKUM LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Project Information:

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis,abstract, table of content, references ::   850 people found this useful

Project Body:

CHAPTER ONE

  1. BACKGROUNG OF THE STUDY

Illiteracy or an illiterate person according to Ralinema (1995) is one who lives in a state of primary or remote consciousness, subliminal of his roles in society. He is a passive object of history submerged by the exigencies of his daily life. He is paralyzed by his sense of importance an phobia and he is enslaved ignorance of his capacity and potentialities as a human being. He is unable to comprehend the situation or environment which envelops him therefore is powerless to act for his freedom and liberation. He is a liability to the world around him in his mental under nourishment. In this consideration, literacy goes beyond mere reading and writing.

            Majid Rahneman (1995) further explained this position by asserting that illiteracy or the illiterate situation does not necessarily change if one is taught ho to read and write.

            From the above assertion, it can be seen that political participation depends to a great extent on a literate and reasonable well educated citizenry. This can be achieved by means of a system of general education “mass literacy or better still, political conscientization, an intelligent and in depended press freedom of association and discussion.”

            While well educated people are not necessarily political conscious. It is clear that democracy develops successfully only where there is a high degree of literacy. That is why there is high political participation in countries like England, France, U.S.A and Latin American countries where illiteracy is still wide spread.

Political participation requires factual and political education which will encourage independent and critical thinking about public question. It should produce the civic interest and awareness on the part of the citizenry upon which the success of democracy ultimately depends.

  1. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

In Nigeria in general and Benue state in particular, political participation has change from the traditional African nature to the western liberal democratic type with the establishment of colonial state and introduction of western education as a tool for political participation because of illiteracy.

the level of political participation of any nation, to a great extent, determine the sustainability of political democracy, while political participation depends on the people’s attitudes, political socialization, culture, religion etc. these variables in turn depend on the level of literacy of the people.

            Since the inception of democratic rule in the country there has been low turnout during voting, low participation in partisan politics and general aparthy among the populace especially in Ukum local government area of Benue state and this has been attributed to illiteracy in the study area.

            The researcher intends to carry-out this research work, i.e the effect of illiteracy on political participation in Ukum local government area under the following.

  1. Political culture of the people and political participation.
  2. Political socialization of the people regarding political participation.
  3. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY

The research objectives have been raise by the researcher to help in the study and to educate the illiterates about their political culture, in respect of political participation. Also, to enlighten the illiterate people of ukum local government concerning the effect of political socialization and to delimit their political participation.

  1. RESEARCH QUESTIONS

The term research question has been defined in the oxford advanced learner’s dictionary to mean a sentence, phrase or word that asks for information.

            In determining the effect of illiteracy on political participation in Ukum local government area, the following three questions have been formulate.

i.  Does socio-economic status significantly influence the political participation?

ii. Does illiteracy have significant influence on political socialization at the people and their political participation?

Iii. can education influence political participation of the people in Ukum local government area?

  1. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

            The research work is taken, first and foremost, in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the Nigerian certificate in education (NCE)

            Beside the above mentioned significance, it also provides on opportunity for the researcher to venture in to some of possible remote cause of poor political participation in the study area with concentration on illiteracy.

            The study will also help in uprooting the consequences of illiteracy on the body politics of Ukum local government area.   This study is also intended to prefer workable solution to the effect of illiteracy on political participation by way of recommendation base on findings.

            More so, this research will offer ample opportunities for further enquires and research work into the area by other researcher of similar interest.

 

  1. SCOPE OF THE STUDY

            A study of this magnitude would have been conducted on a national level due to the fact that all and sundry are involved. However, time and financial constraints, have limited it to Ukum local government area.

  1. LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY

            This research study is limited to members of the two existing political parties as well as political sympathizer in the four worlds. BORIKYO, MBATIAN, KENDEV and UYAM worlds

  1. DEFINITION OF TERMS.

            This aspect of the research study gives explanation to some terms as they are used in the context of the research and their terms are: political participation: technically, political participation is considered as those voluntary activities by which members of a society share in the selection of a ruler or rulers directly or indirectly in the formation of public policy. It takes the form of voting, campaigning, making contact, holding both public and party offices.

Political culture: political culture here means the attitudes, sentiments, beliefs ideas and norms that guide the behavior of the people in the political systems. It embraces such things as the history of the political system adopted by people, reactions to election and methods of electing rulers.

Political socialization: this refers to the process by which the citizens are educated on the values, attitudes and beliefs of the political system. Political culture is internalized and transmitted through political socialization. Political socialization help to make citizens understand their rules in the political system, raised their loyalty, pride, patriotism and nationalist feelings to the country. Apathy: this is absence of sympathy and indifference to wards political issues. 


Get The Complete Project »

Project Department:

MORE EDUCATION FREE UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT TOPICS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS

Instantly Share this Project On Social Media:

CLOSELY RELATED EDUCATION FREE UNDERGRADUATE PROJECT TOPICS AND RESEARCH MATERIALS

THE IMPACT OF CLASSROOM PRACTICES ON SECODARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OYO STATE

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 65 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, abstract  ::   2988 engagements

ABSTRACT This study investigated the classroom climate practices in public and private secondary schools in Ibadan West Local Government Area of Oyo State. There are 17 public secondary secondary ...Continue reading »

A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN FOOD AND NUTRITION IN WAEC & NECO EXAMINATIONS FROM 2006-2011

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 68 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, abstract  ::   2305 engagements

ABSTRACT This paper compares and examines the performance of secondary school students who were candidates in food and nutrition examinations of both the West African Examination Council (WAEC) and Na...Continue reading »

AN INVESTIGATIVE STUDY ON THE ATTITUDE OF SCHOOL ADOLESCENT STUDENTS TOWARDS GENITAL MUTILATION (A CASE STUDY OF EKET LGA AKW IBOM STATE)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 65 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, Abstract  ::   1964 engagements

ABSTRACT The main focus of this study was to find out the attitude of in-school adolescents in Eket Local Government Area, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria towards female genital mutilation. In order to achi...Continue reading »

A CRITICAL ANAYSIS OF THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF MASS FAILURE IN MATHEMATICS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS (A CASE STUDY OF UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, Abstract  ::   2887 engagements

1.0 INTRODUCTION In recent years, student academic achievement in senior secondary school certificate examination mathematics. The word “Mathematics” is a Greek word, meaning things that ...Continue reading »

THE IMPACT OF LEGISLATION AND IMPLEMETATION OF EDUCATIONAL POLICIES ON TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ( A CASE STUDY OF LAGOS STATE)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 65 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis, Abstract  ::   1593 engagements

ABSTRACT The study examined legislation and implementation of educational policies in Lagos State tertiary institutions. Descriptive research design was used. A questionnaire titled ‘Legislatio...Continue reading »

THE IMPACT OF E- LEARNING ON THE ACADEMIC PERFROMANCE OF UNDERGRADUATES (A CASE STUDY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF JOS)

 Format: MS WORD ::   Chapters: 1-5 ::   Pages: 70 ::   Attributes: Questionnaire, Data Analysis  ::   2273 engagements

ABSTRACT This study was designed to examine the impact of e-learning on academic performance In University of Jos. To seek their opinion on the students’ perception of e-learning and academic p...Continue reading »

What are you looking for today?

TESTIMONIALS:

  • 1. Favour from Ui said "I must say a job well done...Thanx so much for being honest..I will surely introduce your platform to my friends...".
    Rating: Very Good
  • 2. Anderson from ABU said "thank you so much for great delivery. God will continue to bless you business. your website will always gain favour and growth from God...thank you".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 3. Adegboyega from ridwan said ""i like the confidence you guys installed in me. i never knew there are still some good people in Nigeria; my job was delivered on time as promised ".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 4. Oreokuwa Seun from KSU said "thank you for delivering as promised. though there was a one day delay but I got my work and it has great quality. Thank you Mr Donald. Thank you miss love. God bless you".
    Rating: Very Good
  • 5. Danladi Isa from ABU said "thank you uniprojectmaterials.com, all I can say is thank you for being reliable. I appreciate.".
    Rating: Excellent
  • 6. Mohammad I. Musa from UNIMAID said "Thank you guys for your honesty, i will introduce my friends to uniprojectmaterials.com, May God bless your team....".
    Rating: Good

Paper Information

Format:ms word
Chapter:1-5
Pages:70
Attribute:Questionnaire, Data Analysis,abstract, table of content, references
Price:₦3,000
Get The Complete Project »

Best Selling Projects

Our Archives