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Financial and Decision Making Partnership in the Administration of Adult Education in the South East Zone of Nigeria

Linus Okechukwu Nwabuko, Nwaubani, Okechukwu.O, Uju Nwobi


This study was designed to investigate into financial and decision making  partnership among the government, NGOs, and donor agencies for effective administration of adult education programmes in the South East zone of Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses stated to guide the study. The study used a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 3202 subjects. The simple random sample technique was used to select 394 respondents made up of 62 proprietors of adult education centres, five directors of state agencies for mass education, 15 coordinators of the state donor agencies and 312 instructors of adult education in the five states of the study. Questionnaire was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by experts and its overall reliability coefficient was 0.91. The data were analyzed using mean scores, ANOVA and post-hoc test. The findings include that there was need to consult NGOs and donor agencies in problem identification in decision making process of adult education programmes. Respondents agreed that government should sponsor instructors from NGOs adult education centres on regular training and extend financial subsidy to them in order to reduce the fees paid by learners. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that state agencies for mass education, NGOs and donor agencies should be involved in the problem identification and cooperate in policy implementation in adult education.

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