Extent of Achievement of the objectives of national youth service corps (NYSC) scheme by corps members in Anambra State, Nigeria
Cletus Ugochukwu Njiofor, Johnson Nnadi Ewelum, Theodore Ifeanyi Ugwoegbu
This study investigated the extent of achievement of the objectives of national youth service corps scheme by corps members in Anambra State, Nigeria. The study was conducted in order to know how far the scheme has successfully achieved its objectives in Anambra State. The study was guided by three research questions. The descriptive survey research design was employed in the study. Population of the study comprised all the 2,049 corps members for the 2019 Batch A service year within the 21 LGAs in Anambra State. The sample of the study consisted of 500 corps members selected within the 10 LGAs. The samples were selected using the multi-stage sampling technique. Instrument for data collection was a questionnaire personally developed by the researcher, containing 32 items and captioned: “Achievement of the Objectives of NYSC Questionnaire (AONYSCQ)”. This instrument which was organized into three clusters was structured on a 4-point scale. The research instrument was properly validated by three expect from the Faculty of Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University and the reliability determined through a pilot test yielded an overall internal consistency of 0.82. The data collected were analyzed using mean scores and standard deviation. The findings of the study revealed among others that corps members to a high extent are making positive impact in all the variables concerned except cooperation with other ethno-religious groups which is to a low extent in Anambra State. All other hypothetical results indicated that there was no significance difference in all the variables tested except in developing the spirit of self-reliance for self-employment which indicated that there was a significance difference. From the findings of this study recommendations were proffered. Among these recommendations included that the government and relevant stake holders should provide soft loans to corps members who have successfully acquired skills for Self- reliance. Corps members should orientate and enlighten immediate community members during rallies and sensitization programmes to stop campaigns of hatred as a result of religious diversity.
Cletus Ugochukwu Njiofor, Johnson Nnadi Ewelum, Theodore Ifeanyi Ugwoegbu. Extent of Achievement of the objectives of national youth service corps (NYSC) scheme by corps members in Anambra State, Nigeria. International Journal of Educational Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2021, Pages 14-19