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American Journal of Educational Research. 2016, 4(7), 539-550
DOI: 10.12691/education-4-7-6
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Primary School Completion Rates in Rivers State, Nigeria (2008 -2014): Implications for Millennium Development Goals

Adieme Franca Ginikachi1 and Nath M. Abraham1,

1Department of Educational Management, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Pub. Date: May 12, 2016

Cite this paper:
Adieme Franca Ginikachi and Nath M. Abraham. Primary School Completion Rates in Rivers State, Nigeria (2008 -2014): Implications for Millennium Development Goals. American Journal of Educational Research. 2016; 4(7):539-550. doi: 10.12691/education-4-7-6

Abstract

This study assessed Primary School Completion Rates in Rivers State, Nigeria (2008 -2014): Implications for Millennium Development Goals Three research questions guided the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised all the 942 primary schools from which a sample size of 94 primary schools was drawn using the proportionate stratified sampling technique. The instrument that was used for the study was a document analysis. Data for the study were analysed using percentages, which were presented in bar charts. The findings of the study revealed among others that the aggregate completion rates for a full course of primary education for boys and girls in the 23 local government areas of Rivers State was 69%. Based on the results of the study, it was recommended among others that the government and educational stakeholders should make effort to boost access to education and retention of pupils in schools by providing conducive learning environment.

Keywords:
Completion rates education Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

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