Int’l Journal of Contemporary Education Research (CJCER) Vol. 22 (8)


CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION RESEARCH (CJCER)

VOL. 22 NO. 8 – SEPTEMBER, 2021 EDITION

Published by:

Cambridge Research and Publications International,

Africa (Nigeria): Centre for African Humanity and Development Circle

(CAHDC), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria

Email: cambridgenigeriapublications@gmail.com

Copyright © 2021 Cambridge Research and Publications International.


Papers:


COUNSELLING STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING SUBSTANCE ABUSE OF ANAMBRA STATE

 

DR NWOBI NGOZIKA L.; DR. UZOEKWE HELEN E.; DR. OFOJEBE EDNA.; & NWANNA UJU C.

Department of Guidance and Counselling, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.

 

Abstract

Substance abuse is one of the health challenging problems across the world especially with the adolescents. This study sought to determine the causes, consequences and counselling strategies that could be used to reduce this pandemic. The descriptive survey was adopted for this study .Three research questions guided the study. The population of the study comprised all the 103 school counsellors in Anambra state (P.P.S.S.C. Awka, 2021). Since population is few, there is no need for sampling. The researchers used structured ‘’Causes, Consequences and Counselling Strategies in Reducing Adolescent Substance Abuse Questionnaire’’ (CCCSRASAQ).The reliability co-efficient were established by subjecting the instrument to trial test while their internal consistency was determined using Cronbach alpha. The reliability co efficient was 0.74. Face to face method of administration was employed. Response to these questions was analyzed using mean scores. Findings include that cultural influences, peer pressure, curiosity, thirst for new experience, permissive parenting style, and seeking revenge especially cult groups were the causes of adolescent substance abuse and the consequences of substance abuse include poor academic achievement, road accident, poor relationship, risky behaviours among others. While counselling strategies  are dissemination of information about the effects of these    substances and introduction of drug education amongst others. Based on the findings, recommendations were made among which are introduction of drug education to create awareness for the students and government should step up law enforcement strategies to reduce substance abuse such as policy on substance abuse. 

Keywords: Adolescence, Substance abuse, Addiction, Prevention, Counselling.

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SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ MORAL BEHAVIOR: A REALISTIC APPROACH. A CASE STUDY SOUTH WESTERN, NIGERIA

 

*DR ADAM ADESINA MUHAMMED-LAWAL; & **DR ABDULLAHI IBRAHIM SALAHU-DEEN,

*Department of Curriculum &Instruction, Kulliyyah of Education International Islamic University (IIUM) Gombak. Malaysia. **Deputy Director, Institute of Education, Kwara State University, Malete.

 

Abstract

It has been said that education is the best legacy; if you say education is expensive, try ignorance.Education, therefore, is the most important factor in the development of moral values and social practices. It also gives one a verge towards becoming a successful person, to be useful to oneself and to society atlarge. It is not only restricted to pursuing a degree for economic gain, rather attaining moral values and respect which will serve as guidelines to people and learn from the person. This study therefore, examined the statistically significant differences between gender and level of study of students towards their moral behavior among secondary school students in south-western part of Nigeria. Two research questions and hypotheses guided the study. The study employed descriptive survey design method. A sample of 365 secondary school students was drawn from the total population of 7011 through proportionate random sampling technique. The instrument used to obtain data was a self-developed questionnaire. Thus, the instrument was content validated by Subject Matter Experts (SME). The reliability coefficients of morality scale are.808 determined through Cronbach alpha technique for internal consistency. The findings of the study revealed that there were no significant differences between gender and level of study of respondents’ moral behavior. It was therefore, recommended based on the results of the study that moral education must be imparted to all the secondary school students to develop moral behavior. Curriculum wing of Ministry of Education must involve teachers to design a separate course of morals for secondary school students in Nigeria.

Keywords: Moral, Value, Attitude, Students.

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A CRITIQUE OF THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 REGULATIONS ON NIGERIA SCHOOL SYSTEM

 

 

DR ADU EMMANUEL IFEDAYO; AND DR JAMES ADEDEJI AJAYI

Department of Educational Technology. Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology Ikere (BOUESTI), Nigeria.

 

Abstract

This study investigated the impact of COVID-19 regulations on Nigeria school system. A critique approach was introduced in this study, which involved critical discourse of issues pertinent towards this research. However, this study findings showed that additional effort is required towards ensuring better implementation of COVID-19 regulations in Nigeria educational system. Thus, relevant conclusion and recommendation were made based on this study findings.

Keywords: Critique, COVID-19, Educational Technology, Nigeria, Regulations.

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EFFECTS OF CIRCLE THE SAGE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGY ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS’ NUMERICAL ABILITY IN PHYSICS IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA.

 

 

ALABA LAWRENCE ALADEJANA

Department of Science(Physics) Education, School of Science Education, Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere-Ekiti,  Ekiti State, Nigeria.

 

ABSTRACT

The study examined effect of circle the sage instructional strategy on students’ numerical ability in Physics in senior secondary schools in Ikere local government of area of Ekiti state. A sample of sixty (60) students was selected for the study. A self-structured Physics Numerical Ability Test was used for data collection. A pre-test post-test quasi experimental research design was employed for the study. Two secondary schools in Ekiti state were chosen for the study. A test-retest method was employed to ascertain the reliability of the instrument, using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC).  Three (3) hypotheses were formulated for the study. Data collected were analysed using ANCOVA. The findings of the study revealed that there was no significant effect of treatment on numerical ability of students in Physics, there was no significant effect of gender on numerical ability of students in Physics and there was no significant interaction effect of treatment and gender on numerical ability of students in Physics. Therefore, the study recommended that, though there was no effect of  circle the sage strategiy on students’ numerical ability but cicle the sage with other strategies should be used to teach Physics at all level and be incorporated into the teaching of Physics at the secondary school level

Keywords: circle the sage, gender, numerical ability, performance, physics, instructional strategy.

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NUTRITIONAL PROBLEMS AMONG CHILDREN OF SCHOOLS AGE AND WAY FORWARD.

 

 

MR TUKURAH OBADIAH ANGO

Department of Physical and Health Education, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. [Secondary Education Board (SEB), Government Secondary School, Gwargwada- Abuja,]

 

Abstract

The nutritional status of school-aged children impacts their health, cognition, and subsequently their educational achievement. The school is an opportune setting to provide health and nutrition services to disadvantaged children. Yet, school-aged children are not commonly included in health and nutrition surveys. Rising obesity rates among other nutritional problems, elevated food insecurity, and the growing recognition that nutrition is critical to the healthy development of young children are all raising awareness of the need to improve school children food and to educate children and families on the importance of healthy eating. Every child must be ensured the best start in life – their future, and indeed the future of their communities, nations as well as the whole world depends on it. Nutrition has been called the single greatest environmental influence on babies while in the womb, during infancy and it remains essential for them in the early years of life through the school age period. This paper discusses what constitute good nutrition and nutritional needs of school age children, nutritional problems of this age, factors contributing to school age nutritional problems and the way out of the problems among school age children.

Keywords: Nutrition, Malnutrition, Over-nutrition, obesity, Food security.

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ATTITUDE AND PERCEPTION OF BABCOCK UNDERGRADUATES TOWARDS ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19

 

 

AKINTAYO, BABAFEMI J., EKEH, CHARLES M., & AKUJIEZE, VICTORIA C.

Department of Mass Communication, Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

 

Abstract

Due to Covid-19 crisis, education was shifted into emergency remote learning, and virtual classes were given through different online learning platforms such as Zoom, Google classroom, Google Meet and Microsoft Team. This study examined the attitude and perception of Babcock undergraduates of online learning during Covid-19 induced lockdown. The study adopted the survey research method. It was found that 100% of Babcock undergraduates participated in online classes during Covid-19 lockdown. Despite the high participation, level of comprehension and interpretation was low due to several challenges experience by students. This led to a passive attitude among many students towards online classes. It was therefore recommended that schools who desire to continue with online learning should improve on needed infrastructure that can bring about improved learning experiences for students.

Keywords: Covid-19, online learning, Covid-19 lockdown, participation, attitude

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EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN YOLA SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ADAMAWA STATE

 

 

ABUBAKAR ABDULLAH

General Studies Education Department, Federal College of Education, Yola

 

Abstract

Educational systems exist to assist children in developing the skills necessary to function competently and productively as adults in the communities in which they live specifically, the main skill and logical area. The focus of education systems is the acquisition of academic skills in order to increase academic performance. Poor learning environment in our pubic secondary schools has posed serious problems to students’ academic performance over many decades ago. The educational sector has changed significantly over the years; attempts are being made to identify ways of using different innovations and techniques to improve the services that students get. Classroom management has become an important part of the teaching process; it is imperative to state that teachers strive to keep the class environment free from any kind of disruption.

Keywords: Effective Classroom Management Secondary Students’ Performance Adamawa State

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CAUSES OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOURS AMONG ADOLESCENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

 

 

*JAMIU, MAHMOOD SULEIMAN; *OLOKOBA, ABDULLAHI AYINLA Ph.D; *MAHMUD, AREMU MUSA; **KAMALDEEN SOFIYULLAHI KAMALDEEN; & ***ZAKARIYAH ABDUL-HAMEED AKOREDE Ph.D

*School of Education and General Studies, College of Arabic and Islamic Legal, Studies Ilorin, Ilorin. Kwara State, Nigeria. **School of Law, Shariah Department, College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies Ilorin, Ilorin. Kwara State, Nigeria. ***Nana Aishat Memorial College of Education, Alagbado, Ilorin. Kwara State, Nigeria.

 

ABSTRACT

The need for this study was prompted by the general apathy toward the study of Causes of deviant behaviours among adolescents in tertiary institution in kwara state. Simple random sampling technique was used to select the three hundred (300) respondents that participated in this study. A self-designed research instrument tagged:’’ Causes of Deviant Behaviours Questionnaire’’ (CDBQ) was used to elicit the necessary information. Null hypotheses were tested based on teaching experience, gender and educational qualifications. The data collected were analyzed using frequency counts, percentage, t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Duncan Multiple Range Test (DMTRT) to test the three null hypotheses. The hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings revealed that the causes of deviant behaviours in adolescents are parental neglect of adolescent, Student involvement in secret cult, bad peer influence, and poor response of government to problems confronting colleges, drug addiction and rejection of children by parents.The results showed that there was no significant difference in the causes of deviant behaviours among adolescents in tertiary institution in Kwara State on the basis of lecturing experience, gender and educational qualifications. Based on the findings, the following recommendations are made: Professional counsellors and government should organize programmes that will provide information on what deviant behaviours involve and its effect on the adolescents which in turn affects the students’ academic performance. The study also recommended the need for counsellors who would help the students in both Educational, vocational and personal problems which hinder their studies, so that their potentials can be maximized.

Keywords: Deviant Behaviours; Adolescents; Tertiary Institutions; Causes of Deviant Behaviours; and Deviants.   

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CONSTRUCTION, VALIDATION AND TRIAL TESTING OF MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT TEST FOR SENIOR SECONDARY ONE STUDENTS IN OYO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, OYO STATE

 

 

SALAUDEEN KAFILAT ADEBIMPE1, GBOLAGADE ADENIYI MUSIBAU2 & SANGONIYI SUNDAY OLORUNTOYIN3

Department of Mathematics, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, P.M.B 1010, Oyo.

 

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to construct, validate, and trial test Mathematics Assessment Test (MAT) for senior secondary schools. The test was designed primarily as an assessment tool for senior secondary school students who have an aptitude for Mathematics. Four research questions guided the study. It was an instrumentation study designed to produce an assessment tool for senior secondary school students. A sample of 200 students was randomly selected through a stratified random sampling technique. The data collected were analysed to determine the validity of the test, item validity through item analysis, and reliability of the Mathematics Assessment Test (MAT). The findings revealed that the Mathematics Assessment Test (MAT) has an adequate face and content validities. It is made up of 100 items. The difficulty and Discrimination indices were appropriate because they are within the standard range of indices for the test. Difficulty indices range from 0.30 to 0.70, Discrimination indices range from 0.30 to 0.44. A reliability coefficient of 0.94 was obtained through Kuder Richardson formula 20 as a measure of internal consistency. Since the Mathematics Assessment Test (MAT) was highly valid and reliable, it was recommended that it should always be used as an assessment tool for determining the aptitude of senior secondary school students in Mathematics.

Keywords: Construction, Validation, Trial Testing Of Mathematics Assessment Test For Senior Secondary One Students In Oyo West Local Government Area, Oyo State

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DIVERGENCE OPINION ON COALESCENCE IN YORÚBÀ

 

 

OLAWUWO TITILADE MUIBAT

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

 

ABSTRACT

This paper examines the possible rule to realize coalescence in Yorùbá. Coalescence is as a result of  different two vowels in a word produce another vowel which is different from the two vowels that comes together. The opinions of the scholars will be examined with example. The stand of the author of this paper will bring to bear  solutions of our own ideas. The paper will gives a lot of example to support our own argument which involves the use of vowels in standard Yorùbá or the vowels of some other dialects of Yor6bq. The paper will be concluded by given the reasons while the writer support opinion that their arguments support.

Keywords: opinion, divergence, coalescence, standard Yorùbá, dialects.

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RESOLVING CONFLICT THROUGH NATIONAL INETGRATION

 

 

MAMMAN NATHAN ENOS

Kashim Ibrahim College of Eduction, Maiduguri, Borno State

 

ABSTRACT

Integration is the process of incorporating racially, economically, politically etc. into the normal stream. It may involve empowering victims of conflict or subcultural group that were segregated upon. The aim of the program is to resolve conflict through sustainable peace building .Successful peace building will require inclusion. This lead to the discussion of inclusive integration .This process requires that the victims of conflict are directly involved in the implementation of peace –building programs. This paper also discusses some of the strategies to be adopted toward a successful and sustainable peace –building process. It is understood that when victims are directly involved in finding solution to their problems (peace-building process), it clears away perceived fear, instead it built trust and honesty in the individuals or victims of conflict. However inclusive integration should follow an established rules and constitution of the country in collaboration with international stake holders’ civil societies worthy of note is that conflict is a relative term. It is not only limited to physical  conflict ,or terrorism, but also include domestic ,office ,religious ,economic and psychological conflict which often times are by product of exclusion –It might also be caused by the political elites ,traditional authorities government authorities that were expected to be fully part of the peace building process but deviated due to their personal interest . We are in a generation where majority prefers self-righteous in the eyes of the few families or relations. A generation that celebrate selfishness, greed, pride and even the suffering of others in our society, we are prepared to lose one of eyes if it will go well with our personality not minding the majority that are suffering .For our selfish reasons we avoid reconciliation. We should have a generation of willing people that can give in their best, so that peace can reign in the society and that everyone is properly integrated to the normal life stream that can lead to equal distribution of resources through trust and love for one another.

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THE ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING FOR FUNCTIONAL LITERACY IN A DEPRESSED ECONOMY

 

 

ABDULLAHI ADAMU BABANGIDA; AND TOLORUNLEKE ADUKE CAROLINE (Ph.D)

Educational Psychology Department, FCT College of Education, Zuba-Abuja

 

Abstract

The paper focused on the relevance of psychological adjustment in teaching and learning jar functional literacy in a depressed economy. In this perspective, the concept of psychological adjustment was portrayed1 the characteristics of a well adjusted person are highlighted. The role of imperatives of psychological adjustment in teaching and learning for functional literacy in a depressed economy were highlighted and discussed in such a manner of dealing with cognitive dissonance in learner to achieve psychological balance for promoting learners interest and induced motivational strategy on accomplishes learning task. Nonetheless, the role of psychological adjustment in terms of fostering and facilitating effective teaching and learning such that equips the learner with knowledge, skills, and ideas for innovations in developing various sectors of economy especially transforming rural agriculture through agricultural revolutions. The skills, knowledge, competencies and ideas also capacitated the learner for self employment and equip the genders to perform their mainstream socialization functions through gainful employment that enables them to contribute to their personality growth, family, society and nation which invariably have positive effects on economy.

Keywords: Psychological Adjustment, Value Oriented Education, Learners ability, Innovations transformation, Sustainable Growth and Development as well depressed economy, Gender, mainstream, socialization practices and functions

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TOWARDS PROMOTING THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF POETRY IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOS: A CASE STUDY OF OYO WEST LOCAL GOVERNEMNT AREA OF OYO STATE

 

 

*AJANI FOLAKE ADEWUMI; & **OLATUNJI KEHINDE AJADI

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

 

Abstract

This paper focused on promoting the teaching and learning of Yoruba oral poetry in secondary schools in Oyo West Local Government Area of Oyo State. The poor performance of learners in Yoruba literature in the recent time has called for concern of the writers of this paper. Three research questions were formulated to guide this study. The instrument used to gather data for this study is self-structured questionnaire which was administered to the respondents. The data generated was analysed using frequency count and simple percentage. One hundred and fifty (150) people were randomly selected for the study. The selection of teachers was based on gender balance. The findings of this study showed that most teachers have failed to deliver purposeful teaching on poetry when teaching Yoruba literature in schools. This paper also highlighted the import of oral poetry to students, individual and society at large. This work also advanced reasons why the Yoruba language teachers need to deliver a quality and effective teaching on poetry as well. This paper recommends among others that Yoruba language teachers need to improve on effective teaching, especially on Yoruba oral poetry in schools. This paper concludes that the teacher of Yoruba language need to familiarize themselves with the teaching of all aspects of Yoruba literature as to enhance the students to have proper understanding particularly on poetry.

Keywords: Teaching, Learning, Poetry, Junior Secondary Schools Students, Oyo West Local Government of Oyo State.

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APPRAISAL OF HUMAN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN THE TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS (PUBLIC COLLEGES OF EDUCATION) IN NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA (2018-2019)

 

 

OSASUMWEN, E.; BUKAR, A. Y. (MRS.); AND BOKANI, U. M.

Registry Department, Federal College of Education Kontagora, Niger State – Nigeria.

 

Abstract

Of late, the credibility of the Nigerian educational system has steadily been declining at an alarming rate as a chunk of the products of her institutions of higher learning appears not to be able to compete with their counterparts from other parts of the globe. This calls for an appraisal of the human capital management approaches that are embedded within the shores of her academic institutions. As such, a descriptive study was carried out to appraise human capital management in the public colleges of education in North Central Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study, with two hypotheses raised and tested at P < 0.05 level of significance. A 66 item structured questionnaire titled “Appraisal of Human Capital Management Questionnaire (AHCMQ)” and an interview guide for human capital management comprising of 6 items were made on a sample of 572 respondents consisting of provosts, deputy provosts, registrars, deans of schools, heads of academic and non-academic departments of the institutions under study. The instruments were face validated by five experts and the internal consistency was determined using Cronbach’s alpha procedure, which yielded 0.82, 0.75, 0.88, 0.94, 0.95, 0.94, and 0.90 reliability indices respectively for the seven sections of items. Mean (X) and Standard Deviations (SD) was used to answer the research questions, while t-test was used to test the null hypotheses. Results of the study revealed that the colleges of education under study are to a great extent, complying with the established guidelines on staff recruitment among others.  A major problem of human capital management in the colleges of education is political interference in the appointment of provosts which does not allow the best to emerge. It was recommended that the provosts and other principal officers of the federal and state colleges of education should strictly comply with procedures and guidelines in recruitment, training and development, and discipline practices in their respective colleges.

Keywords: Human capital, Teacher education, established guideline, Educational administrators

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TRANSFORMING THE BASIC SCIENCE CLASSROOM THROUGH MATCHING OF APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES WITH STUDENTS LEARNING STYLES: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FROM UPPER BASIC SCHOOLS IN JALINGO, TARABA STATE

 

 

*CHRISTINA TANKO AUDU; & **LIGA DAVID IYAM

*College of Education Zing, Taraba State **University of Agriculture Makurdi Demonstration Secondary School

 

ABSTRACT

This study investigated transforming the basic science classroom through matching of appropriate instructional strategies with students learning styles using the empirical evidence from upper basic schools in Jalingo, Taraba State. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study.   This study adopted the experimental research design with two experimental groups and two control groups.  A sample of 238 Upper Basic Two students from eight Upper Basic School in Jalingo, Taraba State was used. The Experimental group I was taught Basic Science using video demonstration instructional strategy and the control group I was taught using the conventional discussion method.  The Experimental group II was taught Basic Science using audio supported jig-saw strategy and those with the auditory learning styles taught using the demonstration strategy. A pretest was administered to the subjects before the commencement of treatment. Treatment lasted for three weeks and thereafter a post-test was administered to all the groups. Data were collected using two instruments, namely the Learning Style Preference Questionnaire (LSPQ) and the Basic Science Performance Test (BSPT). The LSPQ was used mainly to identify the students preferred learning styles and assigned them to groups. The BSPT was used to measure students’ academic performance in Basic Science. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while the hypotheses were tested using ANCOVA. The results indicated that matching instructional strategy with students learning styles enhanced academic performance. Based on the findings of this study, the researchers concluded that matching of appropriate instructional strategies with students learning styles enhanced academic performance. In accordance with the findings of this study the researchers recommended that Basic Science teachers should identify students learning styles and accordingly match instructional strategy with students learning styles to enhance academic performance and that Upper Basic School administrators to classify students according to their learning styles. Students with same or similarly learning styles should be classified in one class and teachers should be informed to use instructional strategies that aligned with the students learning styles.

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PLANNING OF EDUCATION TO REDUCE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IN NIGERIA: A REVIEW OF MANPOWER REQUIREMENT APPROACH TO EDUCATIONAL PLANNING

 

 

*JIMOH ABIODUN; **ABU ABUBAKAR; & ***HALIMA UMAR

*Department of Educational Foundations, School of General Education **Department of Early Childhood Care Education, School of Early Childhood Care and Primary Education ***Department of Early Childhood Care Education, School of Early Childhood Care and Primary Education, Isa Kaita College of Education, Dutsin-ma, Katsina State.

 

Abstract

One of the major challenges in Nigeria and most of the countries in Africa is how to plan education to address unemployment in the continent. This paper titled planning of education to reduce unemployment rate in Nigeria, examines the concept of unemployment, education, educational planning and general constraints to educational planning. It also discusses the impact of manpower requirements approach on unemployment reduction in Nigeria. The paper concludes that manpower requirement approach to educational planning is capable of calling the attention of stakeholders to extreme gap that exist between the educational output pattern and the manpower requirement by the employer of educational output and thus provides educators useful guidance on how rightly educational qualification of the labour force ought to be developed in the future .The paper recommends that our value system should be reviewed and revised, Nigeria educational system should not be at the mercy of political change of the country, data should be collected from the employers of labour base on the skills and qualification needed for employment among others.

Keywords: Educational Planning, Unemployment, Manpower requirement Approach.

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SUSTAINABLE ROLES OF ICT-BASED TECHNOLOGY IN RESEARCH WORK AND DATA MANAGEMENT IN ACADEMIC SETTINGS OF NIGERIA INSTITUTIONS

 

 

ADELEKE ISRAEL ADEWALE Ph.D

Computer Science Department, EACOED, Oyo

 

Abstract

ICT-based technology has become an indispensable in academic environment which majority of researchers cannot do without due to series of innovations and transformations it has fetched in less time with bearable cost. This research aimed to study the sustainable roles of information and communication technology as research based technology and Data Management in Nigeria Institutions’ Academic Settings. The research was a descriptive survey with random multistep method employed for sampling among male and female students and staff in proportion with the community size. The population included students and academic staff of tertiary institutions in which 520 respondents were received and analyzed out of 535 participants. The researcher developed 15 statements as questionnaire with a grading scale of Likret type used for data collection whose validity and reliability was confirmed by Cronbach’s alpha. The chi-square table was used as inferential statistics section with regard to the measurement scale. Three research hypotheses were raised and in the first hypothesis, the calculated chi- square (X2) Table value of 31.5 is greater than chi- square (X2) Table value of 5.345 at 0.05 alpha level significance, since the table value is less than calculated value, therefore, null hypothesis stated that there is no significant relationship between ICT-Based Technology and Research work in Nigeria Tertiary Institution is hereby rejected while alternative hypothesis stated that there is significant relationship between ICT-Based Technology and Research work in Nigeria Institutions’ academic settings is accepted. In the second hypothesis, the calculated chi- square (X2) Table value of 11.2 is greater than chi-square () Table value of 7.251 at 0.05 alpha level significance, since the table value is less than calculated value, therefore, null hypothesis stated that there is no significant relationship between ICT-Based Technology  and Data management in Nigeria institutions’ academic settings is hereby rejected while alternative hypothesis there is significant relationship between ICT-Based Technology  and Data management in Nigeria tertiary institutions is hereby accepted. Hypothesis three revealed that the calculated chi- square (X2) Tab. value of 26.4 greater than table value of 7.14 at 0.05 alpha level significance, since the table value is lesser than calculated value, therefore, null hypothesis stated that here is no significant relationship between Researchers ICT knowledge and utilization of ICT-Based Technology in data management is hereby rejected while alternative hypothesis stated that here is significant relationship between Researchers ICT knowledge and utilization of ICT-Based Technology in data management is hereby accepted. Findings therefore revealed that using ICT-Based Technology is effective in research work and data management. It is generally effective on Tertiary Institution students’ and academic staff educational improvement to a greater extent.

Keywords: ICT-Based, technology, research work, data management and academic settings

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CONCORD ERRORS, CATEGORIES, SOLUTIONS; THE ROLE OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN THIS ERA OF YOUTH EMPOWERMENT

 

 

UMEOBI, FREDRICK .C

 

Abstract

Some errors are more serious than others. Both the native English user and the educated African user of English can tolerate, for example, the second language learners prepositional errors –at least-some of them, because even native users sometimes have problems with certain prepositional structures. But there are some errors like concord rule deviances which tend to elicit very unfavourable responses from both the native and non-native users alike. Such errors reflect badly on the users personality, they tell us something about his educational back ground, they portray his use of language as a developing grammar’ that borders on illiteracy. The noun verb agreement, for example, is very basic in an English sentence and it is, therefore, taught at a very early stage, the stage of the primary school. So for this type of error to persist in the use of English language teacher is a thing of concern. The language teacher graduates students who will not stand their grounds in work places, in public address situations and in society at large as far as concord is concerned.

Keywords: Concord Errors, Categories, Solutions, Tertiary Institutions, Youth Empowerment

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LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICE: AN OVERVIEW OF LIBRARY USERS’ INFORMATION NEEDS

 

 

*ALIYU NASIRU MUHAMMAD; **MARGARET A. AMAO; & **AUWAL IDRIS

*Abu Ali Library, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State. **Department of Library and Information Sciences, A.D.Rufai College of Education and Legal Studies, Misau, Bauchi State

 

Abstract

This paper dwells on the library and information services available in each library. It highlights various types of information services needed by users as well as the role of information services to the clienteles of library. In addition to that, the paper also talks on the categories of information services offered in the library to its users or clienteles. However, the paper explain the various approaches for the need of information services by the users in the library, it also talks on the provision of divergent information needs of various users ranges from researchers, health care personnel, problem solving, recreation and lifelong learning. 

Keywords: Library, Information, Service, Responsive, Anticipatory

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AN ANALYSIS OF ENUMERATED AND FACETED LIBRARY CLASSIFICATION FOR VIABLE KNOWLEDGE ORGANISATION

 

 

*IBRAHIM ABDULLAHI MAYOBANI; **FATSUMA HARUNA; & *YA, U ABDULLAHI

*Department of library and information science (DLIS), federal polytechnic, Mubi. **Professor Jibril Aminu library, Federal Polytechnic Mubi.

 

ABSTRACT

The article primarily focused on evaluating enumerative and faceted library classification schemes in guiding librarians to have principles and guidelines involves in classification system. five topics based on environmental studies were effectively evaluated to aid in deciding classification system for special libraries, applying environmental science topics. The article presented real-world classification in tables which identifies; the main subjects, the analysis of the subjects, the topics component concept, the form of the documents, the major discipline of the topic and additional comments, it also analysed the enumerative classification scheme, such as Dewey decimal classification (the DDC) as well the DDC suggested class marks. Additionally, it specifies breakdown of the number building from major class number to more specific class mark for the documents, with critical appraisal, essentially based on faceted classification scheme Universal decimal classification (the UDC) involving the UDC suggested class marks, breakdown of the number building showing main class number, the various basic UDC auxiliaries used for classifying the documents. The article concludes by summarising the practical exercise with critical evaluation using sources from notable professional scholars in librarianship.   

Keywords: faceted enumerated, library classification, environmental studies, knowledge organisation.

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