SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION RESEARCH (SJCER)
VOL. 15 (8) MARCH, 2020 ISSN: 2115-4255
Sub-Sahara African Academic Research Publications,
Centre for African Development Studies, University of Ibadan,
P. O. Box 10108, U. I. Post Office. Ibadan Oyo State,
AWARENESS FACTORS AND THE CHOICE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION AS A COURSE.
*DR. ANN IBIBA CHINTUO (PhD) **DR. JANET ENEBI AMADI (PhD) AND ***APRIL OBEHIOYE ODIGIE
*Faculty of Education, National Open University of Nigeria, Port- Harcourt Study Centre, Rivers State. **Rivers State Senior Secondary Schools Board, Port- Harcourt, Rivers State ***Department of Early Childhood and Primary Education, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, Port- Harcourt, Rivers State.
Early Childhood Care and Education has come to stay. It has to be embraced by all stakeholders for it to accomplish its purpose. Everybody needs to tell the next neighbour about early childhood care and education in order to create the awareness that can spur our off springs to offer it as a university course. Two research questions guided the study. The research design is descriptive-Survey. The population of the study comprised all students in Federal College of Education (Technical) Omoku, Rivers State. The sample of the study was 150 students in Federal College of Education (Technical) using simple random sampling technique. The study used researcher-made questionnaire. It was discovered that the government and the communities were not involved in creating awareness of early childhood care and education. It was recommended that both the government and the communities should be involved in creating awareness of early childhood care and education in order to make undergraduates offer it as a university course.
Keywords: Early childhood education, Awareness, Government Involvement, Community Involvement, Choice
SOCIAL MEDIA AS A TOOL FOR ENHANCHING QUALITY CLASSROOM INSTRUCTIONAL DELIVERY AMONG STUDENTS OF COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NORTH WESTERN NIGERIA
*HARUNA SANI ALIERO, Ph.D. AND **MISWARU BELLO, Ph.D.
*Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero, Nigeria **School of Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Kano
The thrust of this paper is to examine the use of social media as a tool to enhance effective classroom instructions among students of Colleges of Education in North Western Nigeria.Quantitative research method was employed. The paper identified the concept, types of social media and how social media can be used in teaching and learning situations. The impact of social media on classroom instructions was outlined. Major educational benefits of social media and how teachers should use social media in the classroom was highlighted. Furthermore, how social media should be use as a learning tool was equally elaborated. Conclusion and recommendations were presented. It was recommended that government, Commission for Colleges of education and relevant stakeholders should come up with a workable policy that will facilitates the use of social media in both teaching and learning situations. Strong financial investment should be provided in Information and Commutation Technology (ICT) in order to ensure uninterrupted internet services for social media users.
Keywords: Social media, Enhancing quality, Classroom instructions, Colleges of Education and North Western Nigeria.
IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON THE GLOBAL SCALE, WITH SPECIAL FOCUS ON CURRICULUM REVIEW ON TEACHING AND LERNING IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA: PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS
SULEIMAN, SULEIMAN CHADO
Department of Counselling Psychology, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
The global impacts of climate change have been lingering in the minds of individual and the worrisome consequences have being the concern of victims, governments, educationists, educators, non-governmental organizations, researchers and various professionals. This paper is therefore tempted to dwell in the concept of climate change, its theories, as well as literature of climate change. It also highlighted various impacts of climate change in various economic, social, political and environmental trends. Special concern was given to effects of climate change on schools, and how these negatively impact on teaching and learning. The paper therefore is paramountly advocating the integration of climate change education into the curriculae of educational institutions so as to serve as an eye opener, a panacea and medium of knowledge dispensation to teachers, students and the public. The paper went further to provide psychological implications on the negative impacts of climate change and therapeutic strategies to guide against these negative impacts. It discussed how schools are been affected and measures to be adopted and therefore provided recommendations to be adopted so that vulnerability of climate change and its consequences on economic, social, political and environmental sectors of life could be mitigated, particularly, the academic logjam being caused for long suffering teachers and students and the consequential educational impasse created by the phenomenal
Keyword: Climate Change, Impacts, Global scale, Curriculum, Psychological implications.
CATHOLIC YOUTHS AND CATECHESIS
*OMOJOLA IMMACULATA OLU, PH.D & **KANU, IKECHUKWU ANTHONY
*Department of Business Administration and Management, Villanova Polytechnic, Imesi Ile, Osun State **Tansian University, Umunya, Anambra State
The youthful age is a period of trial and error. It is a phase of endless exploration, experimentation and enquiries. While some are being driven to Pentecostalism by the wave of the time, due to old method of teaching the faith; the Church must not relent in repeating the fact that the Catholic faith must be valued. On this, the catechetical model of Osogbo Diocese has been presented elaborately which to a large extent is meeting with the needs of today’s youths in communicating the faith in its simplest form. At the end, it was suggested that other Dioceses should adopt these methods to keep the youths in the Catholic Church forever.
Keywords: Youths, Catechesis, Church, Directorate of Religious Education, Osogbo Diocese.
ADULT INSTRUCTORS’ PERCEPTION ON CONSTRAINTS OF QUALITY OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION AND SERVICES DELIVERY FOR SPECIAL ADULT LEARNERS IN ABUJA: COUNSELLING IMPLICATION
Institute of Technology & Innovation, Minna, Niger State.
This study investigates adult instructors’perception on constraints of quality of inclusive education and service delivery of adult learners in Gwagwalada and Local Councils Abuja, Federal Capital Territory. 60 instructors were used for the study out of the population of all the instructors in the 6 local councils in Abuja. The instrument used for the study was titled “Constraints of Quality of Inclusive Education and Service Delivery for Special Adult Learners.”(CQIESDSAL). The content validity of the instrument was conducted by two experts and reliability of 0.78 was obtained. Means, mean scores and t-test analysis were used for decision making for the results. There were no significant differences between the two hypotheses.Responses on constraints of quality of inclusive education and service delivery were all accepted. Some of the items that constitute constraints include, among otherthings; absence of effective continuous assessment; appointment of instructors on temporary basis, no attractive salaries; irregular payment of salaries, no stable learning centres; books are not provided by government; learners beg about for sustenance, no regular attendance, to mention a few.Recommendations presented were that counsellors should be posted to all learning centres, provision of enough staff and instructional materials, permanent centres be established, community-based counselling, staff training, involvement of humanitarian associations be effectively used through the media to ensure effective implementation of literacy for special adult learners.
Keywords: Adult Instructors, Constraints, Quality Education, Inclusive Education, Counselling Implication
APPLICATION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY TO LIBRARY SERVICES IN ACADEMIC LIBRARY IN NIGERIA
UMAR SHEHU ISAH IDRIS GULU & RAMATU BELLO MUAZU
Department of Library and Information Science, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) embodies a whole lot of components that are complementary. These components are broadly divided into hardware and software. The hardware components are the mechanical and electronic parts that make up the machine that is used in collecting processing, organizing and disseminating information. The machine can be an integrated unit that stands alone or can be part of chains of network. Software component are set of -instructions written in an acceptable codes for a computer to perform a specific task or operation, they are stored into the computer memory and cannot be physically touched or seen. Information revolution is sweeping across the world and the global economy is increasingly becoming an information and knowledge driven one. Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is considered by many as the ideal tool for nation rapid socio-economic transformation.
Keywords: Information, Communication, Technology, Library, Nigeria.
THE ROLES OF THE SCHOOL COUNSELLOR IN ORGANIZATION AND ADMINSTRATION OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELLING AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BAUCHI STATE: PROBLEMS AND RESPECTS
*ARDO MAJI ALIYU **MAGAJI SHEHU AND IRMIYIYA JOSHUA
*School of Education, Department of Psychology, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State. **Foundation Department School of Education, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare ***School of Arts and Social Sciences, CRS Department, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare
The paper examines the meaning of guidance and counselling, definition of a counsellor, his roles, objectives of organizing guidance and counsellingprogramme. The paper also touches on facilities required for school guidance programme, how to start a guidance programme, principles of organizing a guidance programme, problems and prospect of guidance. Some of the problems bedeviling guidance and counselling include acute shortage of staff, lack of funds, lack of development and use of indigenous psychologoical tests, attitude of parents, students, teachers, principals/headmasters. education boards/ministries and congested time table make it hard for students to consult The paper discusses conclusion, recommendations and provision of adequate fund for counsellors to travel, attend conferences, researches, field trips, organize programmes form part of the presentation.
Keywords: Counsellor, Guidance, Counselling, Secondary, Organization.
STREET BEGGING IS A BEHAVIOUR PATTERN OF DEPRIVED CHILDREN A CASE OF NIGERIAN CHILDREN
DR HASSAN SALEH AND ALHAMDU ISHAYA
School of Education, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State Nigeria
This paper explores the nature and effects of deprivation phenomenon occurs to children as lack of sensory stimulation in terms of psychological disadvantage. Thus, benefit skill acquisition training is the final resolution on problematizes the tradition of professional begging by the children of Nigerian society. Using motivational strategies to portray the basis of successful child upbringing through education, and also assesses the self-reliant process and identifies some career trades and skills for redundant children which could make them ever self-reliant individuals of the public and transform them from behaviour pattern of beggars to givers and employers, the paper also, recommends a general attitudinal shift on the part of all educational, and economic stakeholders to plight of the children and youth of the nation.
Keywords: Deprivation, Behaviour, Begging, Career-Trade, Skills-Acquisition
INTERACTIVE E-NOTE AND PROBLEM-SOLVING STRATEGIES: THEIR EFFECTS ON JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ATTITUDE TO MATHEMATICS IN KADUNA, NIGERIA
1OLUMUYIWA, S. ABIADE, 2AKINSOLA,M. KOLAWOLE, 1SULEIMAN, R. AND 1ADEMUWAGUN, A. ADEBOLA
1Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, P.M.B 2273, Afaka Kaduna 2Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Mathematics aids the development of science and technology, but many secondary school students perform poorly in it in public examinations in Kaduna State, Nigeria due to the use of ineffective instructional strategies by teachers. Hence experts advocates the need to complement mathematics teaching with tools that could engage learners in active learning. Previous studies neglected Interactive e-note Mathematics Instructional Strategy (IMIS) and Problem-Solving Strategy (PSS) capable of enhancing students ’attitude to mathematics in junior secondary schools as determined by this study. The moderating effects of gender and school type were also examined. Gagne’s Behaviorist and Bruner’s Discovery Learning theories provided the framework, while the pretest-posttest control group quasi-experimental design using 3x2x2 factorial matrix was adopted. Two Local Government Areas (LGAs) were randomly selected within Kaduna city. Three each of private and public schools were purposively selected from the LGAs on co-educational basis and geographical locations Schools were randomly assigned to IMIS (134), PSS (134) and control (132) groups. Treatment lasted 12 weeks. Instrumentation are Students Attitude to Mathematics Questionnaire (r = 0.79) and instructional guides. Data were analysed using Analysis of covariance and Bonferroni post-hoc test at 0.05 level of significance. Participants’ age was 12.60 ± 2.30 years and 59.0% were female. There was a significant main effect of treatment on students’ attitude to mathematics (F (2,385) =65.45; partial ƞ2=0.25). The participants’ attitude mean score are IMIS (105.39), PSS (100.35) and control (97.51). School type had significant main effects on students attitude to mathematics (F(1,385)=15.73; partial ƞ2=0.04) from private schools. Treatment and school type had significant interaction effect on students’ attitude to mathematics (F(2,385)=5.9; partial ƞ2=0.03) from private school in IMIS group. Interactive e-note and problem-solving instructional strategies enhanced students’ attitude to mathematics in Kaduna, Nigeria so should be adopted in public secondary junior schools.
Keywords: Interactive e-note strategy, Problem-solving strategy, Students’ attitude to mathematics, Junior, Secondary
ASSESSMENT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KATAGUM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BAUCHI STATE
AMINA BELLO KATAGUM
GSE Department of School of Education, Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare, Bauchi State
This study investigated the assessment for the improvement of teaching and learning of English Language. The English Language serves as a veritable tool for learning in schools, business transactions and interactional purposes, among other functions. The purpose of the study is to examine the assessment for the improvement of teaching and learning of English Language in Secondary Schools in Katagum Local Government Area, Bauchi State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and a stratified random sampling technique was used to select ten public Senior Secondary Schools in Katagum LGA of Bauchi State. The sample size of two hundred (200) students was selected randomly to participate in the study and the population of the study consisted of Senior Secondary School Students in the Public Secondary Schools in Katagum LGA, Bauchi State. The instrument used for the study was a structured questionnaire designed by the researcher to answer the three research questions that contained fifteen items. The descriptive statistical analysis using tables and the simple percentage was employed. The findings of the study revealed the challenges confronting assessment for improvement of teaching and learning of English Language at the Secondary Schools: inadequate instructional materials, lack of language laboratories, incompetent teachers, shortage of competent teachers of English, lack of Information Communication Technology (ICT) services, among others. The findings of the study further showed that the attitude of teachers of English constituted the greatest challenge to assessment improvement of the teaching and learning of the subject. Creating a conducive learning environment, provision of language laboratory, academic excellence rewards, in-service training for teachers of English, provision of ICT, to mention but a few, were fundamental strategies for improving assessment of teaching and learning of English Language in Secondary Schools that the findings of the study have revealed. The study recommended the recruitment of competent teachers of English, provision of ICT services, language laboratories, among others, by government, non-governmental organizations and host communities.
Keywords: Assessment, English Language, Learning, Secondary School, Teaching
NEEDED COMPETENCIES OF TVET EDUCATORS IN TVET TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS, BAUCHI STATE IN PERSPECTIVE
MOHAMMED ADAMU HAMISU,
School of Vocational and Technical Education, Department of Vocational Education, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi
This research is intended to investigate the TVET educators’ perceptions on competency needs in Bauchi State TVET tertiary institution based on Malaysian Human Resource Development Practitioners (MHRDP) Competency model for workplace learning and pe4+rformance (WLP). Competency is an essential element of determining the quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) educators. Due to the poor training of educators that led to produce quack graduates which resulted to poverty and idleness amongst the TVET graduates in the society. This study employed a full quantitative research approach. A total of 218 questionnaires were administered out of which 205 were retrieved and subsequently used for analysis. Descriptive mean ranking was conducted to analyse the data. The research found that the Bauchi State TVET educators perceived all the 25 constituents of competency components from the three categories of competency as important. A research of this kind should be conducted to the Non-TVET educators in other tertiary institutions.
Keywords: TVET, Competency, Perception, TVET Educators, TVET Tertiary Institutions
INFLUENCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES ON ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR ON SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AMONG JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL IN KADUNA STATE
FARUK ABUBAKAR & ABDULMUMIN T. MUHAMMAD
General Studies Education, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria, West Africa.
The study x-ray social studies on its influence among adolescence students relates to anti-social behaviour in school activities. The study however, address areas of emphasis on moral contents depict on teaching of social studies as applied to certain behaviours being humiliates among youths school going ages, such as examination malpractice, drug addiction, truancy among other social vices commonly associates with contemporary adolescence. However, the study focuses on Junior Secondary School, Kaduna State, since school is a common place to inculcate knowledge and moral disciplines, it is imperative for this study towards attainment of egalitarian and sanitize society and equally, Kaduna State being one of the vulnerable states in which anti-social behaviour among school going youths is on the increase. It is against this background, the study investigate and profound ways in which situations can be ameliorates towards reinforcement of social values depict by social studies desire goals in the realization of requisite behaviours in society. However, the research findings indicates that the influence of social studies on anti-social behaviour relates to school activities often associates with inadequate technical skills and application of its methodologies by the givers of social studies knowledge on one hand and the inability of average teachers with require knowledge base in handling the subject of social studies to its logical expectations while social media creates greater challenges among these school age youths based on its wider/easy accessibility. The study cover Kaduna state, but limits its study to Zaria educational zone. The study population focuses on the Junior Secondary Schools in some selected areas. A sample of one thousand, two hundred (1200) staff/students (males/females) were selected from the total population of 7,326 teachers/students that made up the population of the study, using purposive sampling technique. The study revealed that there is no significant difference between the behaviour of adolescent students and social studies contents on the extent of its influence of social studies on anti-social behaviour on school activities among students of junior secondary schools in Kaduna state.
Keywords: Influence, Social Studies, Anti-Social, Behaviour, School Activities.
INFLUENCE OF FAMILY OCCUPATIONS ON ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENTIONS OF STUDENTS IN NIGERIA INSTITUTE OF LEATHER AND SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY (NILEST), ZARIA
¹OLATUNJI, TUNDE EZEKIEL, *AUWAL MOHAMMAD SALIHU *MALACHY MARCUS AND **JUNGUDO MARYAM MOHAMMED
*Directorate of Academic Planning, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology, Zaria. **Directorate of Leather and Leather Products Technology, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology, Zaria.
This study is titled “Influence Of Family Occupations on Entrepreneurial Intentions of Students in Nigeria Institute of Leather and Science Technology (NILEST), Zaria” The design of the study is descriptive survey. The population of the study consisted of all final year students as at 2018/2019 academic session. A total number of 114 students are purposively used. The study adapted Entrepreneurship Intention Questionnaire (EIQ) after extensive literature review. The instrument is duly validated and 0.86 reliability coefficient is realised using Cronbach alpha formula. Arithmetic mean and standard deviation are used in answering the question posed by the study while One-way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is used in testing the null hypothesis postulated by the study. The study discovered that there is significant difference in the mean entrepreneurial intentions scores of students in relation to their respective family occupations. The study among other things offers some recommendations which are the need for the entrepreneurship and other allied courses offered for all NILEST students can be an appropriate avenue to expose and develop the students’ intention to be entrepreneurs. This is where the institute (NILEST) should play its role to motivate the students by providing the necessary training and courses to instill more positive attitude of the students towards entrepreneurship and that parents/family members who have no business orientation and inclination should as a matter of national importance motivate their children through all lawful means possible to develop the mindset for owning their personal businesses after graduation. This will help in reducing the number of job-seekers in the labour market.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Intention, Family Occupation, Students, NILEST
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING ARRANGEMENT IN THE HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS (HEIS) IN NIGERIA
UMAR MUAZU TADAMA1, NANA AISHA KAIGAMA2 AHMED MUSA ALIYU3 MUSTAPHA GARBA SINTALI4
1Department of Chemical Engineering Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi Adamawa State – Nigeria. 2Department of Business Administration and Management Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi Adamawa State – Nigeria. 3&4Department of Computer Science Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi Adamawa State – Nigeria.
Emergency management is often described in terms such as mitigate, prepare, respond and recover. The impacts of serious event on Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) are generally detestable to staff, student and other stakeholders in HEIs. It damage reputation and effects business continuity, lessons must be learnt from major incidences in the past, while the good emergency management practices embedded in this work will raise the level of HEIs resilience and preparedness to an emergency. This research informs and suggests some good acts in emergency management arrangement with a particular reference to higher education institutions (HEIs) in Nigeria. It also become a means to honours and celebrates the new imaging examples of good practices employed in today’s age of knowledge in research and development.
Keywords: Emergency, Planning, risk, Management, preparedness, mitigation, response, Nigeria, HEIs, Education.
EFFECT OF FINANCIAL KNOWLEDGE ON PERFORMANCE OF SMALL AND MEDIUM SCALE ENTERPRISES IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA
*OLATUNJI TUNDE EZEKIEL, *AUWAL MOHAMMAD SALIHU *MALACHY MARCUS AND **JUNGUDO MARYAM MOHAMMED
*Directorate of Academic Planning, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology, Zaria. **Directorate of Leather and Leather Products Technology, Nigerian Institute of Leather and Science Technology, Zaria.
The main objective of the study is to examine the effect of financial knowledge on the performance of selected small and medium scale enterprises in North Central, Nigeria while the secondary objectives among others; to determine the effect of financial sources knowledge on the performance of selected Small and Medium scale enterprises in North Central, Nigeria and to evaluate the effect of inflationary knowledge on the performance of selected Small and Medium scale enterprises in North Central, Nigeria. The study covered 19 years period (1999-2018), and a survey research design study was adopted. The population of the study consists of 12468 SMEs in North Central Nigeria. The study used Taro Yamane’s formula to determine the sample size of 388 owners of SMEs in North Central Nigeria a through a random sampling method to select 388 owners of SMEs in North Central Nigeria. The method of data collection used by this study was the questionnaire that was administered to the respondents. The statistical tools used in data analysis are multiple regression and correlation analysis. Findings from the study revealed that financial knowledge has positive and significant effect on performance of SMEs in North Central, Nigeria, secondly, that sources of finance have a positive and significant effect on performance of SMEs in North Central Nigeria in terms of effectiveness and lastly inflationary knowledge is significant on the performance of SMEs in terms of effectiveness. The study recommended that SMEs owners and managers in North Central, Nigeria should continue to be educated by government and various agencies on financial knowledge which has to do with the sources of finance; such as retain earnings, borrowing from friends and relations as well as obtaining credit from micro finance banks for effective and efficient performance.
Keywords: Financial Knowledge, sources of finance knowledge, inflationary knowledge, Performance, and Effectiveness
COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION FOR EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOLA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE
SALIHU BELLO & ZAINAB MUHAMMAD BELLO
Department of Business Education, College of Continuing Education Adamawa State Polytechnic Yola
This paper is meant to examine the assessment of community participation in educational development in Yola South local Government Area. This revealed several literatures relevant to the study. Data were collected through the use of questionnaires as well as through one on one interview with school administrators and some educational stake holders in the community. These school administrators were randomly selected by the researcher to avoid biasness. The results obtained were presented using simple statistical presentation, simple percentage, were descriptively analyzed. The paper reveal that there has not been any significant community participation in educational planning and development in the local government, it also attested to the fact that everybody can play roles in educational development process. The paper also reveals the ways through which individuals with interest could participate in the process of educational development. Based on the findings of this research, it shows that there has not been any significant participation in educational planning and development in Yola South Local government Area of Adamawa state. It shows that every interested member of a community can contribute to education development and progress if so will or wish.
Keywords: Community, Participation, Educational Development
QUALITY ASSURANCE IN TEACHING & EXAMINATION OF TECHNICAL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION & TRAINING (TVET) FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA.
UCHENNA OBIAGELI OGOEGBUNAM & ATTAMAH, CHUKWUNWIKE EMMANUEL
Department of Electrical/Electronic Technology, Federal College Of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State, Nigeria.
The vital role of TVET in the production of skilled and competent manpower for economic, industrial and social development cannot be achieved if an efficient and effective teaching and examination is not maintained. Technical, Vocational Education & Training (TVET) is very vital to the sustenance of technological development of any nation of the third world. Therefore, this paper discussed extensively quality assurance on the teaching and examination of TVET for sustainable national development in the third world. The paper examines the concept of TVET, objectives and status of TVET in Nigeria, factors militating against quality teaching and examination of TVET, quality assurance in the teaching and examination of TVET, issues on sustainable development and rationale for enhancing the quality of TVET in Nigeria were explained. Conclusions were made to improve the quality of teaching and examination of TVET.
Keywords: Quality Assurance, Teaching & Examination, Technical-Vocational Education, Training, Sustainable Development.
ASSESSMENT OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION IN OYO STATE
*ASELEBE, KAMORUDEEN OLADAPO. Ph.D AND **ADEDEJI, ISIAKA ADETOKUNBO
*Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria. **Department of English, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria.
The need to reduce illiteracy among the citizen to the barest level by 2015 as reflected in one of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) cardinal areas informed the introduction of Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme in Nigeria. This paper investigated assessment of UBE on the development of education in Oyo State. The population for the study comprised of all primary school teachers in Oyo State. One hundred and fifty respondents represented the sample for the study. Two research questions were raised to guide the study. The instrument tagged ‘‘Teachers Questionnaire on Universal Basic Education’’ (TQUBE) was used to gather relevant data for the study. The instrument (TQUBE) was subjected to thorough scrutiny by experts in measurement and evaluation to establish the face validity while pilot study was carried out in one of the schools outside the sampled primary schools for two weeks to find out its reliability. The data collected was analyzed using simple percentage. The findings revealed that both infrastructural facilities and funding provision were inadequate for effective UBE implementation in Oyo State. The paper concludes that both infrastructural facilities and funding play significant roles in achieving the attainment of UBE programme. Recommendations made include that adequate provision of infrastructural facilities as spelt out in the Policy implementation of UBE should be given priority by the Federal, States and Local Government in Nigeria. Also, government at all levels should ensure that fund meant for UBE is released to time and judiciously utilized for the attainment of the programme set goals.
Key words: Universal Basic Education, Primary Education, infrastructural facilities, funding.