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Journal of Education in Developing Areas

INFLUENCE OF HOME ECONOMICS ON POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND CURBING INSECURITY IN YOBE STATE, NIGERIA

Authors: Aishatu Mohammed Zangina, Abdul H Amina, Valentina Isiguzo

Journal: Journal of Education in Developing Areas

The study investigated the perceived influence of Home Economics education an antidote on poverty alleviation and curbing insecurity in Yobe state, Nigeria. The study had two objectives and two null hypotheses. Descriptive survey research was used for the study. The population of the study was 313 students from three tertiary institutions offering home economics in Yobe state. The population was 313 student and used as Sample of 313 students were used for the study. The instrument for data collection was structured questionnaire adapted from Adamu (2016) titled Home Economics the Solution to Poverty and National Development (HESPND). The instrument was validated by experts and pilot tested. A reliability coefficient of 0.78 was obtained. The researcher assisted with one research assistant administered the questionnaire using direct contact approach. Data collected from the respondents were analyzed using logistic regression to test the null hypotheses at the significant level of 0.05. The result indicated that the knowledge and skills acquired from home economics have the potentials of making students to be employed which will help to boost their income generation and addressing insecurity in Yobe state. It was concluded that, implementation of home economics curriculum will help to reduce the rate of poverty in Yobe state which will enhance the national development. The study recommended amongst others that government should create Home Economics Training Centres that will provide youths and internal displaced persons with skills for self-reliance.