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Traditional Communication Media in Rural Information Service Delivery to Adolescents of Selected Communities in OBIO/AKPOR Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria

Version 1 : Received: 16 July 2018 / Approved: 19 July 2018 / Online: 19 July 2018 (15:25:56 CEST)

How to cite: Kalu, C.; Okidi, I.; Unagha, A.; Chidi-Kalu, E. Traditional Communication Media in Rural Information Service Delivery to Adolescents of Selected Communities in OBIO/AKPOR Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Preprints 2018, 2018070365 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0365.v1). Kalu, C.; Okidi, I.; Unagha, A.; Chidi-Kalu, E. Traditional Communication Media in Rural Information Service Delivery to Adolescents of Selected Communities in OBIO/AKPOR Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria. Preprints 2018, 2018070365 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201807.0365.v1).

Abstract

This research work examined the various communication media used in the rural areas for the purpose of conveying messages to Adolescents in the selected communities in Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria - Woji, Rumuigbo, Rumuola, Rumuokwuta and Elelenwo communities. The Taro Yammane Statistical formula for determination of sample size was used in drawing a sample of 363 respondents from a population of 3,630 Adolescents. The simple random sampling method was used in the distribution of the questionnaire to target respondents in the selected communities. Two hundred and eighty two (282) copies of the questionnaire were returned valid, and data from them was analysed and interpreted with the use of frequency tables and percentages. The result shows that traditional communication media is still relevant in the dissemination of information to rural dwellers in general and to Adolescents in particular. The agencies that make use of these media are; village authority, age groups, etc. The research work recommend among others that the government and rural dwellers should hold our traditional and cultural values in high esteem through the use of these media, harmonizing the use of traditional communication media and modern media for effective rural information service delivery.

Subject Areas

Traditional; Communication; Media; Rural; Information Service Delivery; Adolescent

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