Thursday, March 10, 2011

EDUCATION, RURAL DEVELOPMENT AND POVERTY REDUCTION


Introduction
Over the years in development constellation and taxonomy, development interventions have been concentrated and directed at improving human welfare but priority have mostly been focused on rural areas mainly because the population in the rural areas were greater the urban population, rural areas were deprived and experienced severer forms of impoverishment and deprivation than their urban counter parts and lastly that rural areas are a depository of natural resources that provides livelihood support for both rural and urban dwellers but the exploitation of these resources for human enhancement have been inadequate as a result of inadequate and sometimes lack of local capacities for planning and programming. These have been the argument for rural development.