effects OF INFRASTRUCTURE ON EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
EFFECTS OF INFRASTRUCTURE ON EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT
This study's major goal was to investigate how infrastructure in osun state's Egbedore local government affected the growth of education. A random selection was made from 100 responders. The questionnaire and in-person interview were the tools employed in this investigation. Tables of frequency distributions and percentages were used to analyse the data that had been obtained.
This research demonstrated that Nigeria's infrastructure administration used a tripartite method, which had an impact on educational growth in the Egbedore Local Government. Infrastructure provision at the local government level is a responsibility shared by the three levels of government (federal, state, and local).
Because they operate as representatives of the federal and state governments in the administration of infrastructure and its consequences on local government-level educational development in addition to supplying their own infrastructure, local governments play a significant role in the provision of these services.
1.1 INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY
Although there are many articles on the effects of infrastructure development on education at both the local and national levels, research on the role of local government has received less attention. All three levels of government (Federal, State, and Local government) and voluntary organisations are involved in providing infrastructure facilities for the development of education in Nigeria.
However, it is difficult to find a single book that provides a comprehensive account of the activities of all bodies involved in the provision of educational infrastructure facilities, particularly local government. Due to the ease with which such information can be obtained from various records, the literature on this topic is limited.
Therefore, this essay will be an additional source of information on the effects of infrastructure on the development of education in the Egbedore local government area and will make a substantial contribution to the literature on social service administration in Nigeria.
In general, social services are concerned with the welfare of individuals as members of society. These are community-provided services that promote a high standard of living. Due to the breadth of this topic, it is difficult to distinguish between infrastructure development and social services that should be operated solely as economic services but are instead operated as social services.
In Nigeria, local government and nonprofits are involved in the administration of social services. As a result of coordinating to ensure that the activities of these organisations are complementary or supplementary to one another, a number of effects emerged. Therefore, coordination is required to avoid duplication of efforts.
At this juncture, it is pertinent to investigate some of the impediments to Nigeria's infrastructure policy identified in the Fourth National Development Plan's guiding document. (1981 – 1985). These effects include a “lack of clear definition and conception of the real scope and meaning of social welfare,” a shortage of qualified personnel, unstable institutional arrangements, and a dearth of necessary facilities.
Consequently, the federal, state, and local governments in Nigeria must pool their resources to combat the effects of infrastructural development on education, which should be conceptualised as a war against poverty, maladies, and social and physical insecurity.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The purpose of this essay is to draw the government's attention to the impact of Egbedore local government's infrastructure on the development of education, so as to be of interest to the government. As we are all aware, the pattern of local government administration in Nigeria since the 1976 Local Government Reform has remained the same, so writing about Egbedore local government in Osun State serves as a guide for local governments across the nation.
In this work, an endeavour will be made to evaluate the performance of Egbedore local government with respect to education infrastructure development. Since 1989, the report will examine the functions of local government. In addition to discussing the effects of infrastructure on the local government, this paper will also present some potential solutions. An attempt will be made to compare the local government's financial standing over the past two years.
In addition, a comparison of federal and provincial allocations is presented. I would concentrate on the educational infrastructure provided by the Egbedore local administration between 2000 and 2008.
1.3 SCOPE OF THE EXAMINATION
To assure a proper and scientific investigation, the scope of this study is restricted to Egbedore Local Government. Due to the familiarity with this local government and the impossibility of studying all local governments in Osun State, this is the case. Therefore, the scope of the study will be restricted to the effects of infrastructure on education in Egbedore Local Government.
1.4 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
This study's primary objective is to investigate the impact of infrastructure on the growth of education in the Egbedore Local Government Area of Osun State. The particular goals were to
Determine whether the Federal, State, and Local Governments have made significant contributions to the area's infrastructures.
Determine whether the area has an adequate supply of infrastructures.
Determine whether the introduction of G.S.M is viewed favourably by the community.
Determine whether the government provides institutions with science equipment.
Determine whether teachers are competent for their positions.
1.5 JUSTIFICATION OF THE RESEARCH
This study is important because it examines the positive effects of infrastructures on the development of education in Osun State's Egbedore Local Government Area. This study's findings and information will contribute to the development of infrastructures and, consequently, to the advancement of education in our community.
1.6 DEFINITION OF TERM
DEFINITION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT
Local Government is defined in the implementation guideline for the Civil Service Reform of 1976 as government at the local level exercised through representative councils established by law to exercise specific powers within defined areas. These powers provide the council with substantial control over local affairs, as well as the staff, institutional, and financial authority to initiate and direct the provision of services and to determine and implement projects so as to complement the activities of both the state and federal governments in their respective areas, and to ensure the active participation of the people and their traditional institutions through local initiative and response to local needs.
Therefore, local government is a mechanism for a more efficient decentralisation of the implementation of policies designed at the central level. From the preceding description of Local Government, the following characteristics of contemporary Local Government can be deduced:
It is able to engage into contracts and pacts.
It has fiscal and administrative independence.
Local Government is a legal entity that can be sued and sued.
1.7 LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
This investigation was limited by the time required to collect information from respondents. Few individuals were sampled from various institutions in the Local Government in order to be representative of the population in the area under study.