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HEALTH EDUCATION AS A PARADIGM TO ACHIEVING VISION 2020 IN NIGERIA NATION

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                        i

Approval                                                                                         ii

Dedication                                                                                       iii

Acknowledgement                                                                         iv

Table of Contents                                                                            v

Abstract                                                                                           vi

CHAPTER ONE:        INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background to the Study                                                      1

1.2     Statement of the Problem                                                     4

1.3     Purpose of the Study                                                             5

1.4     Research Questions                                                               5

1.5     Hypotheses                                                                            6

1.6     Significance of the Study                                                      6

1.7     Scope of the Study                                                                 8

1.8     Delimitation                                                                          11

1.9     Limitations                                                                                      11

1.10   Definition of Terms                                                               12

 

CHAPTER TWO:  REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

  • How vision 2020 Using Health Education can bring

The all Needed Development                                              14

  • How the Implementation of Vision 2020 Can

Realize the Developmental changes Needed in Nigeria   20

 

  • The Issue of Security of Lives and Properties 26

 

  • The Independence of the Judiciary and Good

Leadership                                                                                      32

 

CHAPTER THREE:    METHOD OF THE  STUDY

3.1     Research Design                                                                    44

3.2     Population of the Study                                                        44

3.3     Pilot Testing                                                                          44

3.4     Sample and Sampling Techniques                                                45

3.5     Research Instrument                                                             45

3.6     Validity of the Instrument                                                    45

3.7     Reliability of the Instrument                                                          46

3.8     Administration of Instrument                                              46

3.9     Method of Data Analysis                                                     47

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR:      DATA PRESENTATION

AND DISCUSSION OF RESULTS

 

4.1     Data Presentation, analysis and Interpretation                           48

 

4.2     Discussion of Results                                                            57

 

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND

 RECOMMENDATIONS

 

5.1     Summary                                                                                59

5.2     Conclusion                                                                                       59

5.3     Recommendations for further Study                                   69

References                                                                                        72

Appendix I (Questionnaire)                                                           74

 

Appendix II                                                                                     78

 

Appendix III                                                                                    90

 

 

ABSTRACT

 

 

The study deals with students’ awareness to development and health issues that is, Health Education as a paradigm of vision 2020 in Nigeria nation, gotten from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Health, Environmental Education and Human Kinetics and Computer Science in the University of Benin. The sample consisted of 121 students drawn from three departments, only 110 responded. Data was analyzed in tabular forms using the simple percentage method.  Findings were that the students had knowledge of the theme of the project.  But was a little bit sceptical about the realization of its objectives.

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

 

INTRODUCTION

 

Background to the Study

According to Professor Emmanuel Ofeme, in Owerri, while delivering lecture at the 2nd Sam Okwaraji Memorial Lecture, Published by Chimaobi Uchendu, in the Sun News online sports of Friday, September 19, 2008, he said that unlike vision 2010, which was collaborative in its formulation and comprehensiveness in articulation in scope, Vision 2020 is only a single track, very large organization, but low to change and interest of the people type of development strategy for the national economy of Nigeria, as it is only defined in terms of economy.

This is the financial system strategy (FSS, 2020) model.  Its main focus is to make Nigeria to become among the 20 best developed economics in the World by the Year 2020.

The former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Professor Charles Soludo, is the source and author of this great vision 2020, which he recorded in 2007, and has listed educational reforms, among others, as vital to its actualization.

In this write-up, the Health Education as a paradigm to the achieving of vision 2020 goals in Nigeria nation, shows the when, what, where and how the knowledge of Health Education can facilitate effectively the achievement of the Vision 2020 goals.

And by referring to the National Policy of Education, or objective, Section 1, subsection 4(a), which says that, Education is an instrument for national development, to this end, the formulation of ideas, their integration for national development, and interaction of persons and ideas are all aspects of education. This implies that, the education of a nation will result to a better citizen, made up of individuals who are mostly independent and can contribute, and take decisions to the benefit of their nation, and also themselves.  And a country where people can live effectively and healthy life will be easily developed through given health instruction and education to the people living in it.

According to an extract from the Keynote Address Delivered by Dr. P.S. Dakum, in Nigeria Journal of Health Education (NJHE), Vol. 15, No. 1, 2005, health in relationship to education is crucial to the development and advancement of the Nigeria economy.  For Nigerians, only those who are educated, that can carry on the economical progress of the country.  But to have a sound education for meaningful development, all Nigerians need to be healthy.

But, furthermore, according to the reference given above, low level of health will result to low level education.  To buttress home my point, to realize the goals of vision 2020 effectively, through the use of health education, there is need for the government and people of Nigeria to utilize Health Education tools, like access to good roads, building health care centre and providing adequate drugs, and also involving technocrats as administrators in various ministries, etc.

Statement of the Problem

The under-development and impoverish situation of the Nigerian economy, as it is visible in every time siphoning of the nation’s wealth to foreign banks, by incompetent leaders of this country.

Insecurity of lives and properties, gross misconduct and corruption in high places, including among the law enforcement agencies and the police.

Bad leadership and other existing unhealthy situation that has crippled the development of this country are the problems to be tackled.

Purpose of the Study

The way, thorough which educating of Nigerians, about their health and other health-related issues, can bring about a high standard of living.  And tremendous advancement of the nation’s economy, to place it among the 20 best economies of the world by the year 2020, is what this project work entails.

Research Questions

  1. How can vision 2020 goals using Health Education tools bring the all needed development?
  1. Are the vision 2020 goals different from the developmental changes needed in Nigeria?
  2. Is the peace of this nation different from the security of lives and properties?
  3. Is the independency of the judiciary different from good leadership in Nigeria?

Hypotheses

  1. There is no significant difference between attaining vision 2020 goals using Health Education tools and the all needed development.
  2. There is no significant difference between vision 2020 goals and the developmental changes needed in Nigeria.
  3. There is no significant difference between the peace of this nation and the security of lives and properties.
  4. There is no significant difference between the independency of judiciary and good leadership in Nigeria.