The research investigated the causes and
effects of unemployment among school leavers in Oredo Local Government Area of
Edo State. The need for this study Arouse because of the increase questions
used for the study are as follows:
1.Does high level of unemployment leads to low
standard of living in Oredo local government area of Edo State.
2.Does unemployment bring about frustration among
school leavers in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State?
3.Do you regard the period you spent in school as
Based on these findings, the following
suggestions were made to assist government to reduce the high rate of
unemployment among school leavers in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
Some of such recommendations are;
1.The government should mobilize additional effort
towards creating job opportunities.
2.They should also mobilize private investors, who
declare high profit each year to invest part of the profit.
3.The government should establish farm settlement
and agricultural industries.
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of the problem
1.3 Objective of the study
1.4 Scope of the study
1.5 Limitation of the study
1.6 Research questions
1.7 Significance of the study
1.8 Definition of terms
2.1Meaning and types of unemployment
2.2Causes of unemployment
2.3Effects of unemployment
2.4Solutions to problems of unemployment
Design of the study
Population of the study
Sample of the study
Procedure for data analysis
Administration of questionnaires
4.3Hypothesis and Test
Summary, Conclusion and Recommendations
Human beings engage in various activities in order to satisfy
their wants. In producing human wants (goods and services) land, labour and
entrepreneur are utilized for these purposes. Labour being the most dynamic
factor of production combines with the other factor to produce goods and
services for consumption if fully utilized,, then there will be employment.
Unemployment is a hazard of an industrialized economy system, primitive
communities were usually self sufficient and had no unemployment problems
through they had to accept a veriy low standard of living than communities had
even previously enjoyed.
(1974) in the Nigeria journal of economics and social studies said that some
unemployment started with the introduction of money market by the
colonial masters to substitute or alter the subsistence economy which our
people were conversant with. Wages earning was employment was the introduced by
the colonial masters in their bid to tap Nigeria raw materials for export were
they are sold at profitable price
war period provided jobs for many in the armed forces but the magnitude of the
unemployed increased after the civil war because of the effect that majority of
the unemployed are young workers sintering the labour market for the first time
after receiving education to attracts this aspiration and value they did not
have enough education and practical training to provide them with skills.
school leavers prefer white collar jobs to the farming. The government could
not employ some one because of lack of job opportunity while the population of
the working forces was increasingly there was no commensurate increase in job
(1986) in his work title “unemployment rate in Nigeria explained that
functional nature of Nigeria education system where school leavers cannot be
self employed due to lack of foreign resource and the over growing
unserviceable debts has brought about retrench and high rate of unemployment
that prevail in the country in the recent years.
(1987) noted that unemployment rate in December (1985) was 9.8 percent in
h=Nigeria and while the Bendel state now Edo state ands delta state urban area
15.4 percent and the rural area has 7.2 percent unemployed rate.
school leavers were relatively few then in Bendel state now Edo state and delta
state in the 1960’s and 1970’s before the Udoji award in general and Oredo
local government area in particular.
unemployment rate among secondary school levers low. By 1972 when free
education of all levels was introduced and there was increase in the job
brought about high rate of unemployment in Oredo local government area. The
reintroduction of school fees and high rate of unemployment have reduced the
number of intake into the secondary school in Edo state
OF THE PROBLEM
The problem that necessitated the carrying out of this research
are inherent in the background of the study e.g.
are the effects of unemployment on secondary school leavers in Oredo local
government area of Edo state
are the causes of unemployment among school leavers in Oredo local government
area of Edo state
does unemployment affect the economic development of Oredo local government
area of Edo state
are the effects of unemployment on the standard of living of the secondary
school leavers in Oredo local government area of Edo state
OF THE STUDY
The objectives of the study include:
enumerate the various types of unemployment in Oredo local government area of
identify the causes of unemployment in Oredo local government area of Edo state
examine the effect of unemployment in Oredo local government area of Edo state
provide suggestions to guide the government solving the problem of unemployment
OF THE STUDY
The scope of this study, the causes and effects of unemployment
among secondary school leavers are restricted to Oredo local government area of
unemployment the cause of low standard of living in Oredo local government area
of Edo state?
unemployment lead to frustrating among school leavers?
does unemployment hinder economic development in Oredo local government area of
is the impact of illiteracy on unemployment in Oredo local government area of
the non availability of industries bring about unemployment in Oredo local
government area of Edo state?
can unemployment be erased totally in Oredo local government area of Edo state?
1.7 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
The research is the opinion that the people and authorities in
Oredo local government area of Edo state should be able to benefit from the
research will help to educate the government on the importance and the effect
of unemployment the advantage of this work to the local government authorities
and other people in the state. In that it will help them to keep abreast with
the latest finding in generating employment with the view to educating the
people and the government on the problems of unemployment and instill in them
ways of creating and over coming unemployment
be defined as a situation where by persons that have acquired knowledge’s,
skills and have the potentiality to work but remain without a beneficial work
Unemployment can also be defined as a process where some persons that have been
trained with skills and knowledge and prepare to work but have no beneficial
work to do
is a process of teaching training and learning especially in schools or
colleges to improve knowledge and develop skills
reduce workers in order to reduce costs especially for a business, government.
simple and old fashioned especially when something is also not convenient and
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