An Evaluation of Literacy Level on Human Capital Development in Ogbomoso Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

Ajagbe, F. A., Adegbite, D. O.


This study examined an evaluation of literacy level on human capital development in Ogbomoso area of Oyo state, Nigeria. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection from 100 respondents chosen through stratified sampling techniques. In analyzing, regression analysis was used and the results revealed that evaluation of literacy level on human capital development can be influenced by gender, age, household size and marital status. Also, coefficients of the intercept and years of experience were -0.143 and -0.111 respectively. These revealed that variables with negative signs indicate that if efforts were not directed toward stimulation of labour productivity in the study area, labour productivity will definitely fall by 14.3% and 11.1% respectively. The coefficients of educational background, access to training workshop and seminars, workers' use of technology were 0.024, 0.866 and 0.816 respectively. This shows that an increase in the literacy level will increase human capital development. It is against this background that these recommendations were made that, educational policy that will pave ways for human capital development should be embarked upon and, Governments should invest in trainings to boost workers productivity. Moreso, informal and non -formal education should be embraced to increase the level of literacy.

Keywords: Literacy, Human Capital Development, Ogbomoso Areas, Nigeria.

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