KJED Volume. 3, Issue 2 (2023)


Costly Manyo Erim, Glory James Okon & Rose Ayiba Ojong


Skill acquisition training unemployment youths self-employment.

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Skill Acquisition Training and Unemployment Reduction among Youths in Cross River State, Nigeria

Abstract: This study investigated skill acquisition training and unemployment reduction among youths in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the Study. An ex-post facto research design was employed for the Study. A sample of nine hundred and seventy-one (971) respondents was used for the Study. The selection was made through a multi-stage sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a Questionnaire. The researchers and two experts from Measurement and Evaluation, University of Calabar, validated the instrument. The reliability estimate of the instrument was established through the Cronbach alpha method. The statistical tool employed to test the hypotheses was Simple linear regression. The hypotheses were tested at .05 level of significance. The result of the analyses revealed that “fashion designing skill acquisition and unisex hairstyling skill acquisition training significantly predicted unemployment reduction among youths in Cross River State’. Based on the Study's findings, it was recommended that the government should embark on massive youth development training programmes to curb unemployment in the State.