THE CONTRIBUTION OF YOUTH CORPS MEMBERS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN KATSINA STATE.

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THE CONTRIBUTION OF YOUTH CORPS MEMBERS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN KATSINA STATE.

Abstract:

The present research examined in details the contribution of the Youth Corps Members in the transformation of the rural areas of Katsina State. Previous efforts of the three tiers of government in agricultural and rural development have been examined. The causes of the failure of those efforts have been identified and the linkage of the NYSC to rural development has been made. The total study population for this research was eight hundred and seventy seven (877) respondents. This was formed by four categories that includes, 16 senior NYSC officials at Katsina State secretariat, 460 Youth Corps members of 1993/94 service year who served in the 13 selected local government areas, 297 villages and district heads representing community members and 104 most senior local government officials in the selected local government areas. Eight (8) local government officials were derived from each of the 13 Local governments. Out of the total study population of 877, 450 samples were drawn. These formed the respondents for the research. The number included 237 Youth Corps members, 152 community members, 8 NYSC officials and 53 local government officials.The result derived from the questionnaire administration was supplemented by oral interview. The samples for oral interview were selected from the four categories of the questionnaire respondents. A 25 percent proportion to size of each category of the samples was selected except for the NYSC officials, where a 50 percent sample was drawn because they were directly responsible for deployment of the Youth Corps Members, as well as monitoring and co-ordinating their rural development projects. A total of 104 respondents were interviewed. The total was made up of 59 Youth Corps Members, 38 Community members, 13 Government officials and 4 NYSC officials. In xxii all however, the research had the following findings. It was found that the NYSC scheme was highly recognized and the presence of Youth Corps members was felt. This was largely due to the contribution of the Corps members in developing the rural Katsina. The contribution of the Youth Corps members was found to be mainly in the provision of infrastructural facilities that included construction of drainages, bridges, culvers. Town Halls, toilets and other public facilities. This was followed by provision of rural welfare services such as provision of medical and health services; mass enlightenment and fabrication of machines, The success of the NYSC members in rural development in Katsina state was another major finding of the research. The recorded success was attributed to the sufficiency of Youth Corps members deployed to Katsina state. Although most of these Corps members were deployed to Urban Centres, rural development projects were found to be adequately facilitated. One of the major findings that contributed to the facilitation of Youth Corps members projects in Katsina state was continuity. The research has found that Youth Corps members do continue with uncompleted projects inherited from their predecessors. In executing their rural development projects, Youth Corps members depend highly on the support received from community members. The assistance from community members was well utilized. This induced more support to Corps members by community members. These factors were the bedrocks of the schemes overall success in Katsina state

THE CONTRIBUTION OF YOUTH CORPS MEMBERS IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT IN KATSINA STATE.

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