Impact of skills acquisition programmes on women socio-economics empowerment in Kaiama & Ilorin West LGA of Kwara State.

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2017-08-01

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National Council for Adult Education. (NNCAE)

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Nigeria had embarked on many policies and programmes to enhance socio-economic development and create job opportunities for the citizenry especially among women. One of such programmes is the skill acquisition programme (‘SAP,). This study did on empirical assessment of the impact of skill acquisition programme on the socio-ec000mic development of women in Ilorin west and Kaiama Local Government Area of Kwara State. The study adopted the descriptive survey design of expost facto type Systematic and simple random sampling techniques were used to select 50 women across adult literacy center in both local government areas. A well-structured questionnaire was used to gather information from the sampled respondents. Two questions were raised and answered and the two null hypotheses formulated were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The finding of the study revealed that skill acquisition programme has significant impact of women socio and economic empowerment in Ilorin west and Kaima local government areas of the state. It was therefore recommended that government, donor agencies, non-governmental organization should provide more centres for adult learning and skills acquisition programme, credit facilities to beneficiaries encourage women mainstreamning and put in place proper monitoring and evaluation of such programmes.

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Skill Acquisition, Women, Socio-Economic, Empowerment

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