International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

Education for maintenance culture in Nigeria: Implications for community development

Adedokun Mary Olufunke
Faculty of Education, University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 07 July 2011
  •  Published: 31 August 2011



Infrastructural development is the bedrock of any development in the modern world. However, without a strong maintenance culture, efforts at infrastructural development will amount to nothing. This study looked into the issue of maintenance as practiced by Nigerians. Two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. The survey design used for the study are sample of 120 men and women at various governmental levels which were randomly selected from Oyo State Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Works and Services Ibadan North Local Government and the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. A 12-item questionnaire called Maintenance Culture for Development scale was constructed on a four-point Likert-type scale and used for data collection. The data was analyzed using chi-square statistical tool. The result indicated that there was a significant relationship between maintenance of facility and development and that education has a significant impact on maintenance culture. Based on the result, it was recommended that people should be educated and encouraged to adequately and properly maintain facilities in their care so as to facilitate rapid process of development.


Key words: Maintenance, culture, infrastructural facilities, development, community.