SSAA Journal of Contemporary Education Research(SJCER) Vol. 20 (8)


SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION RESEARCH (SJCER)

VOL 20 (8) JUNE, 2021 ISSN: 2185 – 8555

 

Published by:

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, Nigeria, West-Africa.

Email: ssaapublications@gmail.com


  PAPERS:  


 

ACADEMIC INFLUENCE OF EXTRA-MURAL LESSONS ON PRIMARY SCHOOLS PUPILS

 

 

BEATRICE CHINONSO MADUAGWU1, EMMANUEL N. BABARIJIGA1 AND VICTOR NDUBUISI ORDUA2

1Department of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. 2Department of Educational Psychology, G&C, School of Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Onelga, Rivers State, Nigeria

 

Abstract

This study investigated the academic influence of extra-mural lessons on primary schools pupils. Five objectives guided this study. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. With a population of 5100 pupils, simple random sampling technique was used to select the sample for this study. Four hundred and seventy pupils (males = 246, females = 224) within primary 4 and 5 from ten private primary schools within Maiduguri Metropolis were employed for data collection. Questionnaire designed by the researchers was utilized to obtain information on academic influence of extramural lessons on pupils. Findings from the study established that extramural lessons are not compulsory in some private schools and many pupils prefer extramural lessons to be conducted immediately after school hours when compared to other times. Also, high academic influence of extramural lessons on pupils was established while gender did not have any impact on this influence on pupils. However, it was recommended that the Nigerian government, through the Ministry of Education, should probe into the excesses of some private schools in order to check them.

Keywords: Extramural Lessons, Learning, Academic Influence, Pupils, Education,

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RELIGION EDUCATION FOR CHRISTIAN PARTICIPATION IN POLITICS: A MORAL CONCERN IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA

 

 

*WADAM Z.S; **ZAKKA S.W.; & ***ZAKKA G.W

*Department of Arts Education Faculty of Education, University of Jos **Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social Science, University of Jos ***Department of English and Literacy Studies, Faculty of Arts and Education, Bauchi State University Gadau.

 

Abstract

The study examines Christian participation in Politics in our contemporary Nigeria. The study has the following objectives. To examine the level of Christian participation in politics considering the moral concerns in contemporary Nigeria. To examine the factors limitating Christian participation in politics in Nigeria. To determine the prospects of Christian active participation in politics in Nigeria. Methodology used for this study and data obtained from primary source that is the questionnaire, the data obtained in the fieldwork shall be presented in tabular form and analyzed by using the simple percentage table to enhance quick and easy understanding of the respondents/responses or options been researched on. The research identified the Nigerian Christian dated back to abolition of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the early nineteen century, followed by the emergence of literate African elites consisting of liberated and returned slaves as well as local converts. The research asks the following questions. What is the Christian level of participation in politics in Nigeria? Which factors hinders Christians participation in politics and what are the prospects of Christian active participation in politics in Nigeria. Some problems has been that the uncertainty about the future of Nigeria is unfortunately tied to poor democratic culture which is an important ingredient of political life of every nation. Kukah (2001) has said Nigeria has been tagged a failure in affronts, political, economic, social and moral. The research will educate the general public on the level of Christian participation in politics in Nigeria and also enlighten on how Christians Religion Education can be used as a tool in national development through eradication of corruption and other social vices.

Keywords: Religion, Education, Christian, Participation, Politics, Moral, Contemporary, Nigeria.

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AWARENESS, PERCEPTION AND ATTITUDES OF UNDERGRADUATE PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS’ ON THE USE OF MOBILE LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES FOR LEARNING PURPOSES IN NIGER STATE

 

 

HAMZAT, NASIRU AMOTO; & A, ANIAH (PhD)

Department of Education Technology, School of Science and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria.

 

ABSTRACT

The aim of the study is to investigate undergraduate pre-service teachers’ awareness, perception, and attitude on the use of mobile learning technologies for learning purposes in tertiary institutions. The study adopted a descriptive survey design carried out on 300 randomly sampled undergraduate pre-service teachers drown from a population of 2,713 pre-service teachers in tertiary institutions in Niger state, using the Krejice and Morgan (1970) sample size determination table. Six research questions and three hypotheses were formulated to guide this study. Data was collected using a researcher-designed questionnaire structured in four sections A, B, C, and D containing 30 items. Section A was used to collect demographic data of the respondent, while section B, C, and D containing 10 items each was used to collect data on awareness, perception, and attitude respectively. The questionnaire was content and face validated by experts to determine the instrument’s suitability. The reliability of the instrument was determined after been pilot tested and a reliability coefficients 0.85, 0.82, and 0.79 were obtained for awareness, perception, and attitude respectively using Cronbach Alpha, which indicated that the instrument was reliable for data collection. Mean and standard deviation score were used to answer the research questions. The formulated hypotheses were analyzed using t-test analysis. Findings from the study revealed that undergraduate pre-service teachers’ awareness, perception and attitude on the use of mobile learning technologies for learning was positive. The analysis of the hypotheses revealed that there is no gender significance in the awareness, and perception of undergraduate pre-service teachers on the use of mobile learning technologies for learning. However, the analysis revealed that there is a gender significance in their attitude as male tends to exhibit significantly more positive attitude towards the use of mobile learning technologies for learning than female. Based on these findings, it was recommended that undergraduate pre-service teachers should be encouraged to adopt mobile learning technologies in order to enhance their independent learning ability and helps build self confidence. Also, governments and schools should ensure continuous sensitization of students on mobile learning technologies as it provides easy access to online learning materials and easy flow of information between teachers and students.

Keywords: Attitude, Awareness, Mobile Learning, Perception, Pre-service Teachers, Technology, Undergraduate.

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TRANSFORMING AGRICULTURAL RESOURCES FOR FOSTERING EMPLOYABILITY OF NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY GRADUATES.

 

 

OGUNDELE, MICHEAL OLAREWAJU (Ph.D)

Department of Education Foundations, University of Jos

 

Abstract

The paper examine the strategies for transforming the available agricultural resources  for fostering employability of Nigerian University graduates. The paper seeks to define agricultural resources and employability, the available types of  agricultural resources that can be transformed towards fostering employability of the Nigerian University graduates, methods of transforming the resources will be examined, the paper will also find out the motivational factors for encouraging  the students in the process of agricultural transformation, the needs for transfomation, The problems militating against effective agricultural transformation for Nigeria university students was also examined. The paper therefore concluded that the Nigerian University failed to priorize Agricultural resources which affect the employability of the University students after the graduation.The paper however suggested that the adequate financial resources, equipment, qualified human resources and instructional facilities need to be provided for lecturers use in the process of transformation. That the lecturers need to be motivated so as to put in their best in the process of Agricultural resources transformation. However, for so doing, the students will be encouraged and become proud to be farmer. The encouragement will aid effective transformation and employability of Nigerian university graduates.The transformation agenda for agricultural projects will create self sufficiency, job creation  and employer of the  labour market in Nigeria.

Keywords: Agricultural Resources, Employability, Transformation and University graduates

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TEACHERS’ AND STUDENTS’ PERCEPTION ON CAUSES OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NASARAWA STATE

 

 

*AMINU, ABUBAKAR DANLADI; *AUDU MOSES YAKUBU; & **YAKUBU SANI Ph.D

*Department of Educational Foundations, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria **Department of Educational Management, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria

 

Abstract

This study determined teachers and students’ perception on causes of examination malpractices among secondary school students in Nasarawa state. The study adopted descriptive survey as a research design. The population of the study consisted of 27 201 (13 896 males and 13 305 females) students and 1 750 (938 males and 812 females) teachers from a total of 85 (47 urban and 38 rural) secondary schools in Nasarawa State. The sample is made up of 180 male and 140 female students; 45 male and 35 female teachers using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used for data gathering was Perception of Teachers and Students’ Causes of Examination Malpractices Questionnaire (PTSCEMQ). The validity index of 0.77 was obtained for the instrument and reliability of 0.82 using Cronbach coefficient Alpha method of estimating reliability to compute coefficient of internal consistency. Descriptive statistics of frequencies and percentages were used to answers research questions. While chi-square statistics was used for testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study found that there was no significant difference in the perception of male and female teachers and students on causes of examination malpractices among secondary school students; there is was no significant difference in teachers’ and students’ perception on causes of examination malpractices in urban and rural secondary schools. The concluded that perception of examination malpractice does not differ by gender but differ according to location. It was therefore recommended that efforts should be made by stakeholders in enhancing discipline among students through the counselling services in schools in other to prevent them from acts of indiscipline during examinations; there should be increased efforts by principals of schools and examination boards in enhancing the effective supervision of students during examinations.

Keywords: Perception, Examination Malpractices, Causes

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EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND REASONING ABILITY AS PREDICTORS TO ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN NORTH-CENTRAL ZONE, NIGERIA.

 

 

*DANGANA MUSA1; *PROF. J. S. MARI& **MOHAMMED IDRIS MOHAMMED2

*Science Education Department, ABU, Zaria. **Biology Department, Kwara State Colleg of Education (Technical) Lafiagi.

 

Abstract
The study investigated emotional intelligence and reasoning ability as predictors to academic achievement of biology undergraduate students in north-central zone, Nigeria. The study has three (3) objectives and three hypotheses. The study employed correlational survey research design. The population for the study comprises of three hundred and twenty seven (327) 200level B.Sc (Ed) Biology students of federal universities in north-central zone, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was used in selecting the five (5) federal universities in north-central zone, Nigeria with intact class. Four research instruments were used to generate the data: Trait Emotional Intelligence (TEIQue) with a reliability coefficient of 0.86 was used to establish the level of emotional intelligence of the subjects; and Group Assessment for Logical Thinking (GALT) with a reliability coefficient of 0.73 was used to measure reasoning ability of the subjects. While, the subjects GPA was used to measure their academic achievement. The data collected was analyzed using inferential statistics Spearman’s correlation coefficient and standard multiple regression to test the null hypotheses. From the analysis, the results revealed that there was a positive correlation between emotional intelligence, reasoning ability, and academic achievement. The result also shows that the two independent variables that is emotional intelligence and reasoning ability are good predictors to academic achievement with different level of impact. The result also revealed that reasoning ability contributed more to academic achievement of biology undergraduate students than emotional intelligence. Conclusion and recommendations were made.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Reasoning Ability and Academic Achievement.

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UTILIZATION OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES ON STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE

 

 

MANAFA IFEYINWA F.  (Ph.D)

Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam, Anambra State.

 

Abstract

This research work investigated utilization of classroom management strategies on students’ performance in secondary schools in Anambra state. Two research questions were posed and one hypothesis was formulated to guide the study.  The study adopted descriptive survey research. The population of the study comprised 5, 987 teachers in 6 education zones in Anambra state. Random sampling technique was used to select Awka education zone which has 1, 518 teachers and 61 secondary schools. Simple random sampling technique was also to select 12 teachers from each of the 61 secondary schools, making it a total of 732 respondents. A researcher-constructed questionnaire with 19 items, tagged – Classroom Management Strategies Questionnaire (CMSQ) was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts in educational foundations department, two experts from educational management and one expert from measurement and evaluation, all from ChukwuemekaOdumegwuOjukwu University, Igbariam. Trial test was conducted with 25 teachers in Enugu State secondary schools for reliability of the instrument using Cronbach Alpha method. The instrument consistency reliability was 0.82. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer research questions while z-test was used to test hypothesis at .05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that the classroom management strategies improves classroom discipline, it also improves teaching atmosphere for successful teaching and learning. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that periodic classroom management workshop should be organized for experienced and inexperienced teachers.

Keywords: classroom management, teachers, strategies, utilization, performance.

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MOBILE HEALTH APPLICATIONS: USAGE, GENDER DIFFERENCES AND HEALTH LITERACY AMONG UNDERGRADUATES IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE

 

 

SOLO-ANAETO, MARGARET; ERNEST-ONUIRI, PATRICIA E; JEGEDE, OMOLAYO OLUSHOLA; & AJAYI, MOYINOLUWA

Department of Mass Communication, Veronica Adeleke School of Social Sciences, Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo, Ogun state, Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Studies indicate that undergraduates utilise mobile health applications for self-care health management. However, there is limited attention to gender differences in usage of mobile health applications and influence of usage on health literacy of undergraduates. This was the focus of this study employing uses and gratification and social categories theories as framework. Descriptive survey was conducted using structured validated questionnaire as research instrument. Multi-stage sampling was used to select 419 undergraduates of Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria as respondents. Data were analyzed quantitatively and findings show that undergraduates use mobile health apps regularly with diagnostic health apps being the most used. There was no significant difference (t=1.56, P>0.05) in the usage of mobile health apps by males and female undergraduates; difference only exists in the type of mobile health apps used.  Correlation (p=0.786, P>0.05) between mobile health apps usage and health literacy of undergraduates was established. It is concluded that both Nigerian undergraduates (male and female) use mobile health apps to support their health care management. Health literacy of undergraduates is improved with regular usage of mobile health apps. This study recommended that health practitioners should encourage undergraduates to use mobile health apps to complement their health care efforts.

Keywords: Health, Health literacy, Gender differences, Mobile health applications, Undergraduates, Usage of mobile health applications

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JOB SATISFACTION AND LEADERSHIP STYLE OF LIBRARIANS’ IN FEDERAL UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES IN NORTH-EAST, NIGERIA

 

 

BUKAR, SNIMBALYA SIMEON; IKONNE, CHINYERE. N. (PhD); & SOYEMI, OPEYEMI D. (PhD)

Department of Information Resources Management, Babcock University, Ilishan Remo.Ogun State

 

Abstract

Leadership style and Job satisfaction of employees’ plays a crucial role in determining the general productivity of workers in any organization. The general opinion was that job satisfaction and productivity of librarians in public university libraries in Nigeria were low and a cause for concern. This study investigated the relationship between job satisfaction and productivity of librarians in Nigerian Federal universities. The federal Universities in the North-East are 6, namely: Abubakar Tafawa-Balewa University, Bauchi, Federal University Kashere Gombe, Modibo Adama University Yola, Federal university Gashuwa, Yobe, Federal University Wukari, Taraba and University of Maiduguri, Borno. A correlational survey research design was adopted. The study population consisted of 200 librarians in the university libraries in north-east Nigeria, from which 156 were selected using simple random sampling. The research instrument used was a self-developed questionnaire. The questionnaire validation was subjected to the scrutiny experts in the areas of the variables studied; it gave a reliability coefficient of 0.78 for Job Satisfaction; and 0.84 for Productivity. A response rate of 57.2% was achieved. Data were analysed using descriptive (percentage, mean, average mean and standard deviation) and inferential (Pearson Product Moment Correlation) statistics. The study revealed a significant relationship between job satisfaction and productivity (r = 0.025, P < 0.05) of librarians in Federal university libraries in north-east Nigeria. The study concluded that contrary to general belief, job satisfaction and Leadership style levels of librarians in university libraries were high. It is recommended that university library management should continue to promote values such as improved employee recognition, good leadership style and improved human capital development programmes that would increase job satisfaction and Leadership style.

Keywords: Job satisfaction, Leadership style, Librarians, Federal university libraries. 

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AWARENESS OF WEB 2.0 APPLICATION IN SERVICE DELIVERY IN FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC LIBRARY BAUCHI

 

 

*ISHAKU A. ADAMU; **IBRAHIM USMAN; ***AMINA IBRAHIM MAKINTAMI; ***AISHA ALI KAFAMA

*University Library ATBU, Bauchi **Muhammadu Wabi Library, FPT, Bauchi. ***Yobe State University Damaturu

 

Abstract

Web 2.0 applications to library services are aimed at enhancing the provision of relevant and cost-effective information resources for quality education and research. Despite the richness of these web applications and their enormous impact on library and information services as recorded in the developed world, Nigerian academic libraries are yet to deploy and overcome the challenges of active participation in the application and use of these new technologies to library services. Web 2.0 is a very popular and powerful form of social communication among the present generation. It is an open platform for free and unrestricted conversation between millions of people worldwide without any borders. In the view of the above, Web 2.0 is focused on the ability for people to collaborate and share information online via social media, blogging and Web-based communities. Kapla & Heanlein (2011) define social media as a group of internet based application that build on ideological and technological foundation of web 2.0 and that allows the creation and exchange of users general content, captures the key terminology. Web 2.0 are modern interactive communication channels through which people connect to one another, share ideas, experience, pictures, messages and information of common interest. Web 2.0 social media platform sites offer many advantages and usefulness. They can be used to increase sales, educate, meet new friends or old ones and even as a tool to communicate with general public. They provide a platform for a user with no physical friend in the real word to have lots of friends on social media, without ever meeting them, Collin, James, Jared, Stuart L. (2011). The web 2.0 in library helps in communication with user, marketing of library service, user education, creating awareness of library resources, connecting with other libraries and library staff, getting feedback of library and it’s services etc. According to Adewaja (2014) the objectives of Universities libraries in using web 2.0 are to promote library service, to provide better access to information, get feedback from users.

Keywords: Awareness, Web 2.0, Application, Service Delivery, Federal Polytechnic Library Bauchi.

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STUDY HABITS, SELF-CONCEPT AND ATTITUDE AS CORRELATES OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN OYO METROPOLIS

 

 

LAWAL ABDULJALEEL KOLA

Department of curriculum and instruction, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.

 

ABSTRACT

The indispensable role of some psychological constructs such as study habits, self-concept and students’ attitude in the learning of mathematics has garnered the attention of educational researchers and mathematics educators for a very long time. This study was carried out to establish the relationship between each of study habit, self-concept and students’ attitude. Five research questions were raised for the purpose of this study. The samples for the study were six hundred (600) senior secondary students (S.S. 2) randomly selected from twenty schools in Oyo metropolis. Three sets of questionnaires were used with a mathematics achievement test. Data collected were subjected to appropriate statistical procedures. Researcher used correlation, multiple regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA) in order to answer the research questions. The result obtained from the analysis of the data revealed that there was positive and significant relationship between the students’ achievement in mathematics and each of the independent variables (study habit, self-concept and attitude). The multiple correlation coefficient R of 0.269 indicates that there was a positive and significant relationship between the combined predictors (study habit, self-concept and attitude) and achievement in mathematics. The combination of these independent variables explained 7.2% of the variance observed in students’ academic achievement in mathematics.

Keywords: Study Habits, Self-Concept, Attitude, Study Strategy, Achievement in Mathematics.

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LECTURE METHOD IS AN OLD FASHION FOR TEACHING ENGLISH AS L2: AN OVERVIEW OF ELT

 

 

*ALIYU, BAMANGA; & **BUBAKAR, YUSUF

*General Studies Department, Federal Polytechnic, Bali, Taraba State. **Department of Languages & Communication Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State

 

Abstract

Teaching English Language as L2 in various institutions such as Colleges, Polytechnics and Universities in Nigeria seems to be problematic as a result of being sticky to lecture method which is proved to be teacher centred. Based on that ,This paper  intends to highlight and profer solution to that  issue due to it ineffectiveness on the side of the learners. For the purpose of clarity, the Lecture method is teacher centred rather than learners centered  so  to achieve the goal of teaching and learning English may not be possible hence it renderes students inactive  in class. In lieu of this, Krashen (1982) argues that two conditions most be made for effective teaching and learning  L2 in a classroom: 1.Adequate inputs need to be supplied so that teaching grammar will be unnecessary. 2. Free stress environment also need to be provided for a classroom rapport. However, lecture method does not provide a ground for the conditions to be made in learning and so intake  become impeded. That’s to say learning does not take place . In respect to that some solutions such as using PPP and recommendations are made for a better teaching and learning English as L2 in a social setting. Therefore, the article hopes to benefit learners,practitioners , researchers and curriculum developers.

Keywords: PPP, Teaching Methodology, Language, Controlled Practice, Free Practice

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PRE-SERVICE TEACHER PERCEPTION OF MOBILE BLOGS IN EDUCATION: A CASE STUDY OF KADUNA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION GIDAN-WAYA KAFANCHAN

 

 

DR ISIYAKU ABDULRAHEEM

Department of Primary Education Studies, Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan-Waya Kafancha.

 

ABSTRACT

The use of mobile blogs in teaching and learning in Nigeria is still at its infancy and a review in the pre-service teacher learning process has become pertinent due to numerous benefits that blogs proffer. One hundred questionnaires were distributed exploring perceptions of pre-service teachers. Descriptive analysis was carried out in the analysis of data using thee Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) software. Majority of pre-service teachers were aware of blogs though they still had insufficient information of its use in learning, also pre-service teachers were more interested in the benefits of creative thinking, dissemination of information and ability to view pictures and videos of concepts as well as discussion with classmates. However privacy issues, solitary led insufficient information still limited the adoption of blogs in learning in Nigeria. There is need for to create an enabling environment for intellectual exchange by aligning the College of Education to promote creative thinking, collaborative learning and visualization of concepts in learning.

Keywords: Mobile Blogs, Learning, Nigeria & Pre-service Teachers

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REPOSITIONING BUSINESS EDUCATION GRADUATES THROUGH ADOPTION AND ADAPTATION TO THE WORLD OF WORK

 

 

ADEGOKE-SAMUEL, ELIZABETH; & GBOLAGADE, SARAH OMOBOLA

Department of Business Education, the College of Education, Lanlate, Oyo State

 

Abstract

The increasing rate of unemployment worldwide and the taking up of menial jobs by graduates of any programmes has made it necessary for educational institutions, businesses and policy makers to look into programmes and come up with ways to produce graduates that will not only fit their environment but also for the national development.  This paper focuses on producing graduates in Business Education with emphasis on the adoption and adaptation of the programme curriculum in order to determine what should be done to ameliorate these challenges.  This is done through review of literature from in and outside the country in order to determine what exist elsewhere and what is required in our own setting.  It has therefore revealed that with the present Business Education curriculum, it is impossible to produce workers due to inadequacies resulting from non-inclusion of foreign contents, values needed to function in different cultures and the inability to understand what should be there among others.  To this end, recommendations were made that will involve the commitment of Business Educators, Policy Makers, Businesses and International Team.

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THE IMPACT OF FUNDING ON THE PROVISION OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES IN STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NORTHWEST GEO-POLITICAL ZONE, NIGERIA

 

 

*JIMOH ABIODUN; & **ABDULSALAM RILWAN

*Department of Educational Foundations, Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. **Department of General Studies, School of General Studies, Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. 

 

Abstract

This study investigated the impact of funding on the provision of information and communication technology (ICT) facilities in state colleges of education in Northwest Geo-Political zone, Nigeria. The objective of the study is to ascertain the impact of funding on the provision of ICT facilities in state colleges of education in Northwest Geo-Political zone, Nigeria. The research question and hypothesis were raised and formulated in line with the objective of the study. Descriptive survey research design was used. The population of the study was 1844 academic and non-academic staff out of which a sample of 553 made up of 344 academic and 209 non-academic staff from the three sampled state colleges of education in the study area was used for the study. A self-structured questionnaire which was validated by expert before pilot test was used to collect data for the study. Data collected from the pilot test was analysed using Cronbach Alpha technique which showed a reliability index of 0.81. The demographic data of the respondents was analysedusing frequency counts and percentages, while mean and standard deviation were used to analyse the research question. Hypothesis was tested using independent t-test at 0.05 level of significance. The hypothesis was rejected because the t-calculated was greater than the t-critical. Finding from the study revealed that funding has positive impact on the provision of ICT facilities in state colleges of education in Northwest Geo-Political zone, Nigeria. The study recommends that the NGO, Alumnus, Communities, Philanthropist should assist the state governments to make funds available for the provision of ICT facilities in the zone for the benefits of the colleges of education.

Keywords: Funding, College of Education, Management Information Communication and Technology.

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EDUCATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A ROAD MAP FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

 

 

*PETER IRMIYA YAKURA; *MONICA SHADRACH; & **VICTOR SUNDAY KWAMBUGE

*Department of Accountancy, School of Business and Management Technology, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria *Department of Public Administration, University of Maiduguri

 

Abstract

Nigeria is faced with myriad of problems among which are graduate unemployment, poverty, crime, and other social vices, which are as a result of economic meltdown or unsustainable development in the country, which needs urgent attention. In order to overcome this menace, this position paper examines the nature and concept of education and entrepreneurship its application for graduates of Nigerian institutions. The objective of the paper is to identify and analyze the relevance of entrepreneurship and education as a road map to economic development in Nigeria. The paper also attempts to examine the challenges of the educational sector in Nigeria which include lack of adequate funding, issues relating to policy formulation and implementation as well as the much emphasis placed on certificates over skill sets. The paper therefore recommends the adoption of an indigenous system of education that is skill based fashioned after the models operated by Asian countries in order to enhance the alignment of the educational system with national demands and priorities.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, education, development, unemployment and poverty

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THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE STUDENT-TEACHERS IN TEACHING PRACTICE BETWEEN EMMANUEL ALAYANDE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OYO AND SCHOOLS OF TEACHING PRACTICE

 

 

AKANDE OLUBUKOLA ABOSEDE (MRS)

Department of French, School of Secondary Education (Language Programmes), Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.

 

Abstract

This study examined the role of language student-teachers in teaching practice between Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo and the schools of teaching practice with the objectives of identifying the method of teaching and mode of interaction of language student-teachers and students, regular teachers and the head in the schools of teaching practice in order to detect how they increase or decrease the level of relationship between the selected institution and the schools of teaching practice. The study focused on the student-teachers from five (5) departments of the school of secondary education (language programmes) in the chosen college of education. It utilised questionnaires to collect data. The data collected were analysed using frequency counts and simple percentage. A sample of 50 respondents was selected for the population. The results of the findings revealed that there has been relationship between the college and the schools of teaching practice but it needs to be more strengthened by the student-teachers who are significant instrument for the task. The study recommends that language student-teachers should interact cordially with students, regular and head teachers, teaching practice committee should not relent in organizing seminar to enlighten and educate them about the necessary tips they need towards strengthening a better relationship between the college and the schools of teaching practice and achieving the objectives of teaching practice. Regular and head teachers should see these student-teachers as their children, young trainees and future colleagues in the teaching profession.   

Keywords: Role, language student-teacher, teaching practice, relationship and school.

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APPLICATION OF JUJU (OOGUN IBILE) IN THE TERRAIN OF LEARNING AMONG STUDENTS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS: A CASE STUDY OF EMMANUEL ALAYANDE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, OYO

 

 

AJANI FOLAKE ADEWUMI

Yoruba Department, School of Secondary Education, (Language Programmes), Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo

 

Abstract

This paper aimed at bringing out the effects of Juju used by students on their learning in tertiary institution using Emmanuel Alayande College of Education students as the case study with the view to establish to negative effects of Juju towards the effective learning in the school. Although using Juju by students affect both students and their teachers. Three research questions were formulated to guide the study. A 20 item instrument was used for the study. The data generated was analysed using frequency count and simple percentage. One hundred and fifty (150) people are randomly selected for the study. The selection of students based on gender balance. Recommendations were based on the outcome of the findings.

Keywords: Juju (oogun ibile), Terrain of Learning, Student, Tertiary Institutions, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.

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CONTRIBUTIONS OF PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLORS IN PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AND LEARNING DELIVERY IN NIGERIAN   SECONDARY SCHOOL SYSTEM

 

 

FLORENCE BUKES OVRI

Department of Educational Psychology, School of Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba

 

Abstract

Professional counsellors are useful human resources that support teaching and learning delivery in the Nigerian secondary school system. They do this by assisting students to solve their educational, social or personal, career and vocational problems for attainment of high academic achievements. The role of professional counsellors in promoting excellence in teaching and learning experiences in secondary schools cannot be overemphasized because no meaningful and quality learning can be possible without solving students physical, psychological, social and emotional needs. Students will definitely face difficulties in the course of their learning and beyond, which affects their academics if neglected; and this, warrants excellent contributions from professional counsellors to enable students pull through their difficulties. This paper then, discussed the contributions of professional counsellors in promoting excellence in teaching and learning delivery in Nigerian secondary school system. The concepts of excellence, teaching and learning, secondary school system and professional counsellors were described in the paper. Further discussed in the paper were the professional counsellors’ skills requisite for promoting excellence in teaching and learning in Nigerian secondary schools; roles of professional counsellors in teaching and learning delivery in Nigerian secondary schools; areas of professional counsellors’ contributions for promoting excellence in teaching and learning delivery; and challenges jeopardizing professional counsellors’ efforts in making significant contributions for promoting excellence in teaching and learning in the Nigerian secondary schools. Possible way forward enhancing professional counsellors’ contributions for promoting excellence in teaching and learning delivery in Nigerian secondary school system were finally indicated in the paper.

Keywords: Professional Counsellors, Contributions, Promoting, Excellence, Teaching and Learning, Delivery, Secondary School System

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SAMPLE AND SAMPLING PROCEDURE IN RESEARCH FOR TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

 

 

NA’IYA K. H1; AMINU Z. G1; RABIU S. R2; NALADO T. K3; & ABUBAKAR B. T4;

1Department of Geography, Federal College of Education Katsina 2Department of computer science, Federal College of Education Katsina 3Director ICT & Vocational Services, Katsina State Ministry of Education 4Asst. Zonal Coordinator & Head of Operations, zone 2, katsina. National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies.

 

Abstract

Most research books/works are not detailed in comprehensive coverage of sampling procedure. As a result, students/teachers’ researchers are not expose to the concept and techniques that could assist in doing quality work and good sampling choice. The paper attempt to give descriptive and explanatory guidelines on the best way to undertake sample procedure. Definition of population sample and process of sample selection given, sampling techniques and sampling type (probability and non-probability) were given. Simple random sampling, stratified sampling, systematic sampling, cluster and multi stage sample were also discussed with illustration in probability sample, while non-probability samples of convenience, purposive, with illustrations, quota samples and snow ball/chain/ referral samples were equally discussed. Other non-probability sample of volunteer, captive, accidental sampling was also briefly discussed. All the procedure for sample taking were also discussed. 

Keywords; population, sampling, techniques, procedure, research and illustration

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