Brain-Drain from School Drop-Out Perception: Implications for Policy Management and Enterprising Motivation in Nigeria

Abstract:

This was an empirical investigation of brain drain in igeria as perceived from school drop-out perspective. The policy management and enterprising implications of the study were also examined as regards igerian development motivation. The study was tested at P<.05 significance level to investigate two factors of two null hypotheses that (1) school drop-out did not significantly differ for gender, and (2) dropping out of school did not significantly vary with age. Again, the interaction effects of the factors (gender and age) were examined as multivariant analyses of the study’s statistics. The data were of secondary source. They were collected from sampled 30 States and Abuja in igeria through probability-cluster technique using survey design. The data attained ratio scale on a continuous variable measurement. The participants had average of age of 29.5 years, while extraneous variables were controlled through quality control and supervision. The results showed that igerians of both gender(s) and various age brackets exhibited similarity in dropping out of educational opportunities. This trend predicts highly negative consequences for sustainable development of igeria. The outcome of the result could be attributed to poverty, socio-cultural inhibitors (practices), apathy, disenchantment to education, and zeal to be wealthy at a youthful age. It is therefore recommended that mass reorientation is very necessary to stimulate igerians’ interest back to educational engagements. Counseling services and flexible leaning should be made effective for igerians who dropped out of school. This will be second chance benefits to them. ____________________________