Effects of Poverty on Children Educational Attainment in Isua, Akoko South East Local Government, Ondo State

Kudaisi, B. V, Martins, F. F


The overall objective of this study is to provide an insight into the influence of poverty on the children’s educational attainment in Isua-Akoko. Poverty is said to exist when people lacks the means to satisfy their basic needs. Thus, improving the educational attainment of the population is an important requirement to reduce poverty amid the populace and foster development. However, the study employed 202 questionnaire to gather information and data from household parents, teachers and students (randomly selected from different social background) in which 146 were reported poor. Binary probit and logit method were used. The result obtained indicates that parent level of education, role model and parent’s autonomous income greatly influence children’s educational attainment in Isua-Akoko. While parent level of income and government policy did not have any influence on the children’s education. The researchers thus suggest that to increase the rate of educational enrolment/completion the following measures should be put in place which include:  heavy investment in formal and non-formal education (vocational training), good governance in the delivery of education incentives and involvement of the people at the local levels in education development decisions.

Keywords: Poverty, Educational attainment, Isua-Akoko, Probit and Logit

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