Stakeholders’ Participation in Sensitization and Capacity Building for the Attainment of Sustainable Development Goals of Universal Basic Education in Rivers State
- Country : Nigeria
- Subject : Education
The study examined stakeholders’ participation in sensitization and capacity building for the attainment of sustainable development goals of Universal Basic Education in Rivers State. Two objectives, research questions and hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised 29,937 junior secondary schools (UBE) stakeholders in Rivers State of which 3,122 stakeholders were sampled. The stratified sampling technique was adopted. A 10-item questionnaire titled “Stakeholders Participation in sensitization and capacity building for the attainment of sustainable development goals questionnaire.” (SPSCBASGQ) was used to collect data. The research instrument was properly validated by three experts in measurement and evaluation, Department of Psychology, Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, University of Part Harcourt. Cronbach Alpha statistics was utilized to determine reliability of questionnaire. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while the z-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that stakeholders participated to a low extent in the area of sensitization and capacity building. The study concluded that stakeholders’ participation in attaining sustainable development goals of UBE in Rivers State is low. It was recommended that: the mass media should educate and inform all stakeholders about the importance of total involvement in implementing UBE for achieving sustainable development, parents and well-meaning individuals in every community should pull their resources together and contribute their financial quota towards capacity building for teachers. Government should provide adequate infrastructural facilities and motivate teachers appropriately so that they will be happy to carry out their duties daily.