COOPERATIVE EDUCATION/TRAINING AND EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESS ENTERPRISE
(A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED COOPERATIVE SOCIETIES IN UDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA)
The study was conducted to examine Cooperative Education/Training and Effective Management of Cooperative business enterprises (A case study of Cooperative societies in Udi Local Government Area). The research divided the study into five chapters. Based on the above chapter one is all about the background of the study statement of the problems objectives of this study, significance of the study. Scope and limitation. Generally, history of Cooperative Education in the developing countries of the world foundation of cooperative has been the lack of cooperative Education/Training in specific term. The objectives of the study are to determine the importance of Cooperative Education training. To access how the Cooperative Education has affected the effective or ineffective working of the management of cooperative business enterprises. Chapter two is all about the literature review of the past related work of his topic. Chapter three cover the population of the study which consists of all the registered Primary cooperative societies in Udi Local Government Area, sampling and sample size determination, sample technique. Sources of data were from primary and secondary sources were collected through oral interview. Questionnaire and observation while secondary sources were collected through cooperative texts, literature review and journals. Chapter four is all about presentation, analyzing and interpreted, tabular modes of data presentation on percentage basis. Chapter five is all about summary of research findings, conclusion and recommendation, Improvement of Cooperative Education/ Training. So as to ensure that, it makes great positive impacts on the effective working on the management of cooperative business enterprises, with reference to the findings, the researches recommended that a thorough training is needed to be conducted. Adequate Cooperative Education/Training and Effective Management of Cooperative Business Enterprise will help in the development of Cooperative societies in Udi Local Government Area.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page - - - - - - - - - i
Approval page - - - - - - - - ii
Dedication - - - - - - - - iii
Acknowledgement - - - - - - - iv
Abstract - - - - - - - - - v
Table of contents - - - - - - - vii
1.0 Introduction - - - - - - - 1
1.1 Background of study - - - - - 1
1.2 Statement of problem - - - - - 3
1.3 Objective of the study - - - - - 4
1.4 Significance of study - - - - - 5
1.5 Scope and limitation - - - - - 6
1.6 Definition of terms - - - - - - 7
2.0 Literature Review - - - - - - 9
2.1 Meaning and concept of Co-operative
Education/Training - - - - - - 9
2.2 Importance of co-operative education/training - 10
2.3 Need for co-operative education/training - - 12
2.4 Factors that militate against co-operative education/training - - - - - - 14
3.0 Research Methodology - - - - 16
3.1 Study methodology - - - - - - 16
3.2 Study area - - - - - - - 16
3.3 Population of the study - - - - - 17
3.4 Sample and sample size - - - - - 17
3.5 Method of data collection - - - - - 18
3.6 Description of data collection - - - - 19
3.7 Method of data analysis - - - - - 19
4.0 Summary of findings - - - - - 21
4.1 Recommendation - - - - - - 22
4.2 Conclusion - - - - - - - 25
Bibliography - - - - - - - 26
Questionnaire - - - - - - - 29
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
Cooperative Education/Training is out of the cooperative principles which seek to provide Education/Training for cooperative members, elected representative, management and employees. So that they can contribute effectively to the development of their cooperative. Its importance cannot be overemphasized in cooperative development. Cooperative education/Training stands in the center of the cooperative movement.
From the inception of the early cooperative of prochadale, the pioneers of the world cooperatives movement one of the unique tasks embarked upon was philosophy and practice of cooperative. Even in the recent review of cooperative principles in 1966, the international cooperative Alliance “ICA” re-stated cooperative Education/Training asone of the cardinal principles of cooperative. The cooperative rules laws and bye-laws of respective cooperative societies and the 1993 cooperative decree stipulated that some percentages of the cooperative society surplus should be appropriated as a provision for education, training and informed of the members, management committee and other cooperative officials. The management of cooperative business enterprises is a body of elected members in a cooperative society who handles the affairs and the day to day running of the cooperative business enterprise. The importance of management in any organization is axiomatic. The success or failure of an organization depends to a great extent on the quality of the management committee.
Therefore officials and management of cooperative business enterprise required a more technical education/training to be able to control the management moreover in order to alleviate the problems of illiteracy, ignorance of members, misconduct and poor management. Cooperative education/training and management of cooperative business enterprises must be tenaciously pursued.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
Generally, history of cooperative education in the developing countries of the world revealed that the main cause of ricketly foundation of cooperation has been the lack of cooperative education/training.
Lack of cooperative education/Training disloyalty of member, high incidence of over-due and unpaid loans, low attendance at meeting. Ignorance of members proposals, poor member relations, bad management.
Low productivity resulting in little or no surplus, poor public image, inability to change with the times and other harmful result.
Lack of education/training and business inexperience limit the effectiveness of managers, President, secretaries, treasurers and others management committee members. Quite often, some people come together as they enter into cooperative business for political or personal interests, without adequate cooperative education/training to equip them for an effective task.
Some cooperative societies, due to their small.-size, low membership, find it very difficult to raise fund sufficient to organize or sponsor special training programmers for their management of cooperative business enterprises such cooperative education/training programme includes seminars. Conferences or relevant courses institutions of higher learning.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The basic objective of this study is to determine empirically the cooperative education/training and effective management of cooperative business enterprise in specific terms the objectives of the study are:
i) To determine the importance of cooperative Education/Training in cooperative development.
ii) To access how the cooperative education/Training has affective working of the management of cooperative business enterprise in the cooperative sector in Udi Local Government Area.
iii) To examine the modalities for proper cooperative education training and management of cooperative business enterprise.
1.4 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
According to the statement of the international cooperative Alliance (ICA) in its 1972 congress. “All cooperative societies should make provision for cooperative education/Training for their members officers and their employees as well as the general public in the principles and techniques of cooperative both economic and democratic (Agbo 1992).
This study aim at solving the problems of acute shortage of managerial manpower. It also aims at facilitating cooperative development. Through well designed articulated and functional cooperative education training mass enlightenment and publicity.
1.5 SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS
The study covers a limited number of selected primary cooperative societies in Udi Local Government Area. This study focuses on the cooperative education/Training and Effective management of cooperative Business Enterprises.
However, the following factors were the limitation of the study.
i. Lack of Finance: The main factors that can disorganize the effort was lack of finance. To take wider study on the cooperative education training and Effective management of cooperative Business Enterprises of cooperative societies in Udi Local Government Area, required a huge some of money which will enable the research travel far and wide, searching for valuable materials and information to work with.
ii. Inadequate Research Material: The material relating to this project were scarce and difficult to lay handson. However, best use was made of what was available.
1.6 DEFINITION OF TERMS
i) Cooperative is an association of persons united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspiration through a jointly owned and democratically controlled enterprise.
ii) Education/Training is a process designed to give knowledge and develop skill. This is the fifth (ICA) cooperative principle which stipulates the provision of Education/training for members, elected representatives, managers and employees of cooperative societies to the development of their cooperatives.
iii) Management of cooperative Business enterprise: The governing body of a registered cooperative society to whom the management of its affairs is entrusted.