COVID-19 Pandemic and the Bleeding Human Capital Development in Nigeria: Lessons for Posterity

Authors

  • Uchechukwu A. Nwobi Department of Public Administration, National Open University of Nigeria
  • Onwuka I. Amara Department of Public Administration and Local Government, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  • Okeke O. Kaycee Social Sciences Unit, School of General Studies, University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Keywords:

Covid-19 Pandemic, Human Capital Development, Nigeria

Abstract

The incessant spread of the dreaded covid-19 virus interrupted essential health and education services coupled with loss of lives, limited human productivity and constituted great challenges to physical and human capital hence, underscored the imperative of human capital development. The foregoing scenarios precipitated the innate desire to draw the following objectives of the study. Specifically, the study ascertained the extent to which covid-19 pandemic has affected educational training and found out the extent to which covid-19 pandemic has affected human capital flight in Nigeria. The paper is an ex-post facto research and adopted its analytical methodology from conventional content analysis based on secondary data gleaned from journals, books, newspapers, web pages and government publications. The theoretical umbrella for this discourse is human capital theory. The findings showed that, there was no significant improvement on training and human capital flight increased. The paper recommended among other things that; the government should provide greater work benefits for workers. Ensure corroboration among the major stakeholders in formulating and implementing healthcare policies and increased investment and spending in capital expenditure on health care.

Additional Files

Published

2022-06-02

How to Cite

Nwobi, U. A. ., Amara, O. I., & Kaycee, O. O. (2022). COVID-19 Pandemic and the Bleeding Human Capital Development in Nigeria: Lessons for Posterity. Ife Social Sciences Review, 30(1), 83–90. Retrieved from https://issr.oauife.edu.ng/index.php/issr/article/view/168