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Corruption and rent-seeking leadership; a hinderance to educational development in Yobe state; Implication and panacea

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Social Development, Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic Geidam, Yobe State, Nigeria
  • 2Department of Social Studies, Federal College of Education Katsina, Katsina State, Nigeria

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 9, Issue (4), Pages 31-38, October,14 (2020)

Abstract

This study examined corruption and rent-seeking leadership as a hinderance to educational development in Yobe State. The work examined the implications of corruption and rent-seeking leadership in the administration and management of education in Yobe State on the development of the sector in the state. It also came up with a number of policy suggestions as panacea to how corruption and rent-seeking leadership hindering the development of education in the state can be ameliorated. Secondary and primary methods were utilized in obtaining data for the study. Probability sampling technique was used as respondents chosen and involved in the study were selected using the stratified sampling technique. Descriptive statistic was adopted in analyzing respondents socio-demographic data while primary was analyzed using correlation analysis. Misappropriation of fund and shortage of facilities in schools are part of the implications of corruption and rent-seeking leadership on the development of education in Yobe State. Effective anti-corruption measures and supervision as well as auditing of school income and expenditures are panacea to corruption and rent-seeking leadership truncating education`s growth in Yobe.

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