Journal of
African Studies and Development

  • Abbreviation: J. Afr. Stud. Dev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2189
  • DOI: 10.5897/JASD
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 213

Table of Content: October 2014; 6(8)

October 2014

The impact of Plan Ghana’s microfinance scheme on poverty reduction among women in Lower Manya Krobo

The main purpose of the study was to assess the impact of Plan Ghana’s Microfinance Scheme on the livelihoods of female beneficiaries in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region of Ghana. A descriptive survey design was adopted and 180 sample size was used. The study showed that the scheme had improved beneficiaries’ lives tremendously in areas of health, child education, personal...

Author(s): John-Engelbert Seddoh

October 2014

Nigeria and the crisis of cultural identity in the era of globalization

This paper examines the crisis in the Nigerian cultural environment as a result of globalization. Globalization, referred to as the inter-dependence of countries, peoples, races and institutions in politics, economics, arts, science and technology, is equally responsible for inter-cultural exchanges and the coming together of people of diverse persuasions. In place of previous prejudices, biases and misunderstandings,...

Author(s): Dons Eze

October 2014

Integration policies as structures of disintegration: the political economy of nationhood and resource control in Nigeria.

In its exploration of the sub-theme, ‘Nigerian nation, Resource Control and National Integration’, this paper attempts to explain the fundamental reason why all the previous efforts towards national integration failed. The paper observes that the prevailing Nigerian nation is an organizational framework established for purposes of economic exploitation and domination of multi - ethnic nationalities by...

Author(s): Chukwuemeka Eze Malachy and Fidelia O. Nwobi

October 2014

Access and attrition of female students in secondary schools in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria

The study investigated access of female students to secondary education and the completion rate of those that were enrolled in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It also determined the factors responsible for the attrition of female students with a view to promoting the education of the girl child in the FCT. Twenty two public secondary schools were randomly selected from three area councils of the FCT. Documentary...

Author(s): Olubunmi A. Omoniyi and Kunle O. Oloruntegbe