Author(s): Yemisi Lydia OLALEYE
This study examined the community initiative and development of rural child education. Education is the basic building block of every society and a prerequisite for societal development. Planning is very essential in any development process. The quality of a plan goes a long way in determining the success of a programme and such plan should seek and secure local participation and the needs of the people. The sample was selected using the multi-stage sampling technique. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The main instrument used was the “ Community Initiative and Development of the Rural Child Education Questionnaire” (CIDRCEQ). The Community Initiative Scale (CIS) was the research measure used for planning information from 268 respondents . Using Pearson moment correlation and Multiple regression analysis at 0.05 alphas, the findings showed that there was significant contribution between community initiatives and development of rural child education. The findings also revealed that there was relative contribution of each of the independent variables on the dependent, which indicate that all the four independent variables are found significant. it was conclude and recommended that rural child education should not be left in the hands of government alone, development partners and other stakeholders should be involved and the members or group of the community should also support the development through positive collective actions embedded in rural development.