"Toward Meeting the Needs of Upper Class Youth in Private Universities in Nigeria"

"Toward Meeting the Needs of Upper Class Youth in Private Universities in Nigeria"

Author by Dr. Theodore Uchechkwu Dickson

Journal/Publisher: The International Journal For Science, Technology And Education (iiste): Journal Of Education And Science

Volume/Edition: 4

Language: English

Pages: 151 - 159

Abstract

This study attempted to ascertain the needs of the upper class youth in private universities in Nigeria, using
undergraduate students at Babcock University as samples. A self-structured questionnaire, consisting of simple
and direct questions, was administered to 400 randomly selected students. The students were asked to rank some
general youth needs, identified through review of literature, according to their preferences. The responses were
analyzed, using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). Utilizing the simple percentile and
weighted mean score, the needs of the upper class youth in private universities in Nigeria were ascertained, in
descending order of importance, as follows: devotion to and closer relationship with God, self discovery,
empowerment, affection, attention, involvement, deliverance from evil forces and role models/mentors. Based on
the findings, it was recommended that the management of private universities in Nigeria should go beyond the
routine academic and social activities and emphasize intentional acquisition of basic life skills as well as
character and spiritual development geared toward enhancing deeper devotion to and relationship with God
among the students.

 


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