Afukonyo Shidoiku Daniel


This study examined the Effect of Human Capital Development on Economic Growth in Nigeria A Case Study 0f Taraba State. The study was guided by two specific objectives. Two research questions were raised and answered by the study while two hypotheses were formulated and tested. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 76 employees which consist of 42 senior staff and 34 junior staff of Taraba State Universal Basic Education Board Jalingo. The study used questionnaire as instrument for data collection. The instrument was subjected to face and content validity. Cronbach alpha method was used to establish the internal consistency of the questionnaire items which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.82. Data collected for the study were analyzed using a descriptive statistic, precisely the mean (real limits of number) and standard deviation to answer the research questions while the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient was used to test the hypotheses at a 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that human capital development has a positive significant relationship with quality of service delivery, and quantity of work produce in the Taraba State Universal Basic Education Board Jalingo. The study recommended among others that Taraba State Universal Basic Education Board Jalingo should set up a human capital development programmes and policies that are capable of raising the skills, morale and performance of employees that would guarantee quality service delivery.


Effect, Human capital development, Economic growth, Sustainable Development, Taraba State.

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