Urbanisation and its Consequences: Implications for Adult Counselling

By Roseline E. Tawo and Daniel Denga.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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The urban drift of youths from rural settings for better living conditions has created an uneasy calm in rural areas where the aging population is left to till the land. In some cases, food shortages have been recorded since there are few young people to produce enough food for the largely dependent rural populations. This paper suggests some capacity-building programmes for the rural areas that have experienced a depletion of population due to rural-urban migration. Other counselling techniques for coping are suggested for the aging adults who are disadvantaged by urbanisation and its consequences.On the other hand, adults possess the potential that can take a relatively short time to be utilised. The absence of youths in rural areas can be compensated for by the labour skills that the aging citizens have to be tapped. Urbanisation has its consequences, but capacity-building skills proposed in this paper can more than fill the vacuum created by the rural-urban drift.

Keywords: Urbanisation, Consequences, Adult Counselling

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp.1-8. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 570.384KB).

Dr. Roseline E. Tawo

Lecturer, Department of Adult and Continuing Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Holder of a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Degree in Elementary Education, Masters of Education (M.Ed) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph D) Degrees in Guidance and Counselling from University of Calabar, Calabar where I am now teaching Guidance and Counselling, Adult Psychology, Women Education courses and other related courses. She is a trained Home Economist. I taught for 12 years in a number of Secondary Schools in Cross River and Akwa Ibom States of Nigeria. Worked for 5 years as a Research Officer and served as the Head of the Department of Research and Statistics in the Local Government Education Authority, Calabar. Functioned as the Coordinator of the B.Ed Adult Education Consultancy Programme. A Course Adviser, teach and supervise student’s projects work. Served as an Examination Officer and the Industrial Attachment Coordinator. I am a member of several Professional Associations, which among them include: The Counselling Association of Nigeria, The Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologist, World Council of Curriculum and Instruction, Nigerian National Council for Adult Education, National Association for Women Academics among others. Has attended several conferences and published papers in many Professional Journals both internationally and locally. Have articles in books and also a co-author of a book on psychology. I have skills in sewing, knitting, crocheting, bead making and other crafts. I am married. I am an honest, hardworking, dedicated lady who maintain standard in all I do.

Prof. Daniel Denga

Professor of Education, Department of Department of Educational Foundations, Guidance and Counselling, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Daniel I. Denga is Professor of Education. He has published over 35 books in various fields of Education and over 200 Journals publications across continents. He is profusely quoted in his field.

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