EVALUATION OF IMPACT OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ON REDUCTION OF UNEMPLOYMENT AMONG COLLEGE GRADUATES
Keywords:Evaluation, Sustainable development programme, Social ills, Unemployment, College graduates
The paper evaluated the impact of sustainable development programme on reduction of unemployment among college graduates. The study adopted descriptive survey research design and multi-stage sampling techniques to select one hundred (100) college graduate students and one hundred (100) college lecturers in the South West Nigeria. Questionnaire on College graduates and lecturers on the impact of sustainable development programme on reduction of unemployment among college graduates was developed and used by the researchers to collect data from the respondents. In analyzing the data collected, frequency counts, simple percentage, Pearson’s product moment correlation formula and t-test were used at 0.05 level of significance and the finding on the study revealed that there was significant impact of sustainable development programme in eradicating social ills caused by unemployment. The results further indicated that male and female college graduates and lecturers perceived the impact of sustainable development programme. In eradicating social ills caused by unemployment among college graduates. Based on the findings it was recommended among others that Nigeria college education focus more on the practical aspect of sustainable development programme with adequate materials and equipment where the college undergraduates would be taught how to use and manipulate equipment effectively so as to be able to put what they were taught in schools into practice after graduation. Government should give access to credit facilities and other support mechanism to college graduates to fully develop and utilize their skills.