Assessment of NTA Voter Education Programmes on the Awareness and Participation in 2023 General Elections among Residents of Ugheli South LGA, Delta State, Nigeria


  • Chinwe Mirian Odionye
  • Mathew Danjuma Yare
  • Ezinne Lilian Wesley Okachi
  • Christopher Justice Njoku
  • Vincent Onyeaghanachi Odoh
  • Holiness Jonny


voter education, Political Participation, election, Mass Media,, NTA, Awareness.


Background: Political education is a prerequisite for enhanced political skills, knowledge and participation in democracies. To ensure success in Nigerian elections, the government and the electoral agencies devote much time to the education of Nigerian citizens through mass media mobilisation programmes.

Objectives:  The study aimed to ascertain whether NTA voter education programmes have influenced the political awareness of Ugheli South Local Government Area of Delta State residents and their participation in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

Methodology: The study adopted a survey research design. A simple random sampling technique was used to select 384 respondents, while a structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Data were analysed using percentages, mean and standard deviation.

Results: The result of this study showed that the level of exposure of residents of Ugheli South LGA to NTA voter education programmes was very high, that the programmes increased the awareness of residents of Ugheli South LGA on political issues and positively influenced their attitudes and participation in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

Contribution to knowledge: This study has provided first-hand information and understanding of how NTA voter education programmes have influenced the political awareness of residents of Ugheli South LGA and their positive attitude and active participation in the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

Conclusion: This study concluded that NTA voter education programmes are a very effective strategy for informing the masses about political activities and influencing them to participate actively in elections.

Recommendation: There is still a need for constant voter education programmes and political sensitisation of Nigerian citizens through NTA, other mass media, and new media to sustain the gains made.


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How to Cite

Odionye, C. M., Yare, M. D., Okachi, E. L. W., Njoku, C. J., Odoh, V. O., & Jonny , H. (2023). Assessment of NTA Voter Education Programmes on the Awareness and Participation in 2023 General Elections among Residents of Ugheli South LGA, Delta State, Nigeria. Ianna Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies , 5(1), 181–197. Retrieved from