Year: 2015 | Month: May | Volume: 2 | Issue: 5 | Pages: 274-280
Training and Retraining Needs of Community Development Workers in Nigeria
Ewelum, Johnson Nnadi1, Mbara Kingsley Ugochukwu2
1Department of Adult Education, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
2Department of Adult and Non-formal Education Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
Corresponding Author: Ewelum, Johnson Nnadi
Community development requires people who are professionals in both theories and practice of developmental programmes. This is to ensure that desired sustainable development is achieved in the communities. For this to be achieved, there has to be manpower development in the community. This paper, therefore, focused on training and retraining needs of community development workers in Nigeria. The paper also examined the roles of community development workers, need for training and retraining community development workers, forms of training, training and retraining methods. It was concluded that with training and retraining, community workers would be equipped with more knowledge and skills for effective task performance. One of the recommendations include that trained community development worker should be recruited to ensure the attainment of the stated community objectives.
Keywords: Community, Community development, Community Development workers, Training, Retraining.