TERTIARY INSTITUTIONAL COOPERATIVES AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Usman A. Usman, Sunday Ofordile Ogbu, Godwin Tyover Ashinya

Abstract


The paper examined the social responsibility activities carried out by cooperative societies of tertiary institutions in Kaduna State to their host communities. The stakeholder theory was used in explaination. Survey research design was employed and the study participants were the cooperative members of the cooperative societies in tertiary institutions in Kaduna State. The population is 1,412 and the sample size is three hundred and twelve (312) which was statistically determined using Taro Yamene formula. The multi-stage sampling procedure was employed in the distribution of sample. Questionnaire and secondary sources such as journal, textbooks, internet and organizational publications were used in date generation. Data were analyzed using table of descriptive statistics, frequencies, percentages and mean ratings on a 5-point likert-scale. The result revealed that the social responsibility activity carried out mainly by the cooperative societies to their host communities is helping in provision of some physical infrastructural facilities. The paper concluded that the cooperative societies in Kaduna State tertiary institutions are making efforts in carrying out social responsibilities, but still have to do more especially in the areas of economic and impactful human developmental projects. Therefore it recommended amongst others that cooperatives in tertiary institutions should try and contribute to the educational needs of their host communities through scholarship. This will help empower human development.

Keywords


activities, cooperatives, host community, influencing factors, social responsibility

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