Achom, Chibueze Dominic (2010) The Effect of Rural-Urban Brain Drain on Educational Learning in Cross River State of Nigeria: Examining the technological option on limiting the impact of Brain Drain. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.
PDF (Master of Science)
In the past two decades, a large number of Nigeria's valuable human resources and intellect has been relocating from the country in search of 'greener' pastures to the urban areas and the world over. These problems have taken a turn for the worse with the economic down turn in the country, in the last 20 years. Nigerian rural areas has seen highly skilled professional migrate from their communities to areas where they could fulfil their potential. This trend of Brain Drain has escalated in magnitude to the level that has been causing serious concern and the inherent implications for the Countries ability to sustainable capacity building for development and plan strategically. As the country continue to search for developmental strategy to help limit the effect of Brain Drain there is a need to introduce to modern and digital technology media as part of the strategy to help limit the effect of Brain Drain on educational learning in rural communities in cross river state of Nigeria. A strategy anchored on technology based on two way partnership with developed countries that benefits more from this kind of migration to help reduce or limit this kind of migration.
This research will be investigating the reasons why valuable human resources are leaving the rural areas to urban areas, although the reason appears to be diverse, ranging from professional to economical. There are also pull and push factors, some of the reasons for the departures stem from lack of fund, internal conflict to political indifference by the government of the day to develop a strategy in other toexecute capacity building and domestic policies, which has resulted in imbalances between labour supply and demand. The imbalances are now being acutely accentuated by the impact of the Brain Drain.
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