Training Needs of Youth Leaders in Egor, Ikpoba-Okha And Oredo Local Government Areas of Edo State, Nigeria



The study examined training needs of youth leaders in Ikpoba-Okha, Egor and Oredo Local Government Areas of Edo State. Data were obtained using a combination of structured questionnaire and interview schedule administered to 120 youth leaders drawn from randomly selected youth organizations. Data collected on respondents’ personal characteristics, participation in and retraining in leadership skills were described using frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) analysis was used to test the relation between the study independent and dependent variables.  Out of the several youth leadership activities implemented, participation in community activities, human relations and motivating other youths ranked highest. Training needs were expressed as highly required in motivating other youths, promotion of community service and discussion of current issues. Youths leadership training needs showed significant positive relationship with family size and educational level. Capacity building for the youth leaders in identified areas should be done by relevant government youth development agencies. The need to develop youth leadership in income generating activities, agriculture and home management was also recommended.

Keywords: leadership, training, youths

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