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National Open University Exam Past Question – AEM 504 October, 2013 Examination

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA AEM 504 RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

14/16, Ahmadu Bello Way, V ictoria Island

 

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY October, 2013 Examination

 

 

Course code:      AEM 504

 

Course T itle:     RURAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT T ime Allowed:  2 HOURS  30MINS

Instruction:   Answer 5 questions only. Each question carries equal marks

 

 

1(a) Define Agricultural Extension

(b) Discuss the role of agricultural extension in rural development

(c) Distinguish between growth and development

(d) Outline 2 main objectives of rural community development

 

 

2(a) Identify the major settlement patterns in Nigeria

(b) List 3 factors that can influence settlement patterns in rural Nigeria

(c) Mention 3 major approaches to rural development

 

 

3(a) i. What is an Innovation?

  1. Itemise 7 objectives of an innovation

(b) Compare and contrast the 2 main sources of innovation

(c) Distinguish between community development approach and extension approach

 

 

4(a) Mention 3 examples of rural development programmes in Nigeria

(b) Mention 4 objectives of the Better life programme in Nigeria

(c) Briefly explain 3 sociological perspectives of development

 

 

5(a) Mention 3 factors that can affect social change

(b) Explain the 3 sources of social change

(c) Compare and contrast conflict and functionism perspectives of social change

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6(a) i. What is Macro-social change?

  1. Outline the grand theories of macro level social change

(b) Discuss 5 problems of rural community development

(c) Explain the concept of social system

 

 

7(a) Explain any 5 steps necessary for rural development

(b) What is the relevance of the structural dpendency and metropolitan relation to rural economy

(c) What is the basic tenet of symbiotic interactionists

(b) What are the attributes of a Theory

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