Berkeley Journal of Educational Research & Practice Vol. 19 No.8


BERKELEY INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH & PRACTICE (BJERP)

VOL. 19 NO. 8 – MARCH, 2022


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Berkeley Research and Publications International,

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PAPERS:


INFORMATION LITERACY AS DETERMINANT OF LIFELONG LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION OF POST SECONDARY SCHOOL USERS IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES IN SOUTHWEST NIGERIA

 

LAWAL, OLAJUMOKE NAFISAT; & UDOUDOH, S. J. (Ph.D)

Department of Library and Information Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna

 

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the Information Literacy Skills and Knowledge Acquisition as Determinant of Lifelong Learning of Post-secondary School Users in Public Libraries in South-west Nigeria. The objectives are to ascertain the resources and infrastructure available for information literacy activities on lifelong learning, determine the influence of information literacy skills possessed by post-secondary school users and to find out the challenges faced in promoting lifelong learning through information literacy to post-secondary school users of public libraries in South-west Nigeria. Descriptive survey was adopted. The population comprises of six Librarians and 4294 registered library users. The entire population of the Librarians was adopted while Krejcie and Morgan population table was used to draw the sample size of 352 patrons. Questionnaire and observation checklist was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation was used in analyzing the research questions and inferential statistics was used to test the hypothesis. The study discovered that post-secondary school users has a high level of awareness on the importance of lifelong learning which has helped has helped them to be active contributors to the society, the public library staff are also aware that information literacy skills has an efficient impact on lifelong learning of users. The study also revealed there is a significant relationship between information literacy skills, knowledge acquisition and lifelong learning of post-secondary school users in this study. However, limited and outdated resources, erratic power supply and funds were major constrains to information literacy skills training, knowledge acquisition and lifelong learning in public library in South-west Nigeria. The study recommends among others that authority should make provision to ensure adequate training for library staff, resources and facilities to properly implement information literacy skills and information dissemination.

Keywords: Information Literacy Skills, Knowledge Acquisition, Lifelong Learning, Post-secondary School. Public Library

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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE ADMINISTRATION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

 

DR S. A. MAGAJI; DR. J. O. EGBEBI; & Mr YAKUBU CHISOM

Department of Administration and Planning, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

 

ABSTRACT

This study was carried out to assess climatic change on the administration of the UBE programme in Enugu state, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to ascertain the effect of erratic rainfall in the administration of UBE programme in Enugu state and to determine the effect of drought in the administration of UBE programme in Enugu state. Research questions and hypothesis were in line with the objectives. The research approach adopted is descriptive survey research design. Population of the study is 3,652 comprised 2, 728 classroom teachers, 154 principals and 770 ESUBEB. Krejcie and Morgan was used to determine the sample size of 351 respondents’ which comprises of 262 teachers, 15 principals, and 74 ESUBEB officials, the sampled schools were purposively selected from junior secondary schools in Enugu state. 40- Item questionnaires were administered to the 351 respondents. Cronbach apha technique was used for its analysis in the determination of the internal consistency of the instrument, the Split Half method was observed; the overall reliability value of 0.944 was obtained. The major findings prove that climatic factors such as erratic rainfall and drought militate against the administration of the UBE programme in Enugu state, the fact that Erratic rainfall and drought affects the lives of both plants and animals leading to poor health of administrators of UBE programme and affects the infrastructural facilities and equipment in school. Based on the findings, the researcher recommended that the government and other agencies should make provisions and assist those with poor health. They should also organize public campaign against throwing refuse materials indiscriminately which block water-ways, seminars, workshops and conferences to create awareness in the minds of the people about this global issue and as well device means to help teachers, principals, parents, school children on how to adapt to the situation.

Keywords: Climate, Climate Change, Administration, erratic rainfall, drought

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SCIENTIFIC LITERACY SKILLS AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SCIENCE STUDENTS IN IGNATIUS AJURU UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION RIVERS STATE, NIGERIA

 

NWALA, LONGINUS Ph.D

Department of Integrated Science, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

ABSTRACT

The citizen vision of every community is the development of scientific literacy skills of its learners to proffer solutions to compelling scientific demands that is confronted in our everyday engagements. Acquisition of scientific literacy skills is a yardstick for societal, growth and development. Therefore, the study investigated students’ level of scientific literacy skills and academic performance of science students in Ignatius Ajuru University of Education. The study adopted descriptive research design. Instruments for data collection were “Questionnaire on Scientific Literacy Skills Assessment Template”, (SLSAT) with reliability coefficient index of 0.849 and the data was analyzed using descriptive statistics and chi-square at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that relationship between level of scientific literacy skills and students’ academic performance of science students were statistically significant. Furthermore, the scientific literacy skill level of science students were low because most students were found to have their scientific literacy skills level at the nominal scale. The study recommended that science lecturers should adopt practical instructional strategies that will be devoid of rote memorization as to encourage active engagement of students in order to enhance scientific literacy skills.

Keywords: Scientific Literacy skills, science students, Academic Performance.

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FACTORS INFLUENCING THE CHOICE OF SCIENCE SUBJECTS AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN TAFA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF NIGER STATE: THE NEED FOR COUNSELLING

 

FADIPE B. MICHAEL1, REV. DR. BAHAGO B. SAMAILA GANA CELINA SHITNAN 3

Department of Science Education, Veritas University Abuja1 , Department of Educational Foundations, Veritas University Abuja., Department of Science Education, School of Science and Technology Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna.. Niger Stae Nigeria3

 

ABSTRACT

The main objective of this study is to identify factors, which influence the choice of Science subjects in secondary schools students the need for counseling in Niger State Nigeria the study was conducted in Tafa local Government Area of Niger State as a case study. A total of 240 respondents from six different co-educational secondary schools represented by letters A, B, C, D, E, and G   were involved in the study. The study adopted a quantitative approach and data were gathered through Questionnaires, all ethical issues such as seeking permission for data collection from responsible authorities and confidentiality of respondents were observed. Descriptive statistics for data analysis was used. The study found out that some factors were found to have great influence on students in deciding to study Science subjects and have sustaining power to students regarding their choice and sustenance of Science Subjects. The findings show that availability of qualified teachers, peer group, family background, school type, intelligence, student’s ability  adequate instructional materials, and lack of career guide/counseling services affect the choice of Science subjects. The study recommends that the parents should cooperate with teachers in guiding and influencing students to choose science subjects. The Government should strive to ensure there are adequate Science teachers, adequate teaching and learning facilities in schools including textbooks and equipment so as to attract more students into Science, more privilege especially in accessing loans should be given to Science students to motivate them to take Science subjects, employment opportunities and other aspects. Educational policies should be well communicated to students as they are the beneficiary of the policies.

Keywords:  Choice, Science, Subjects, Counseling, influencing.

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ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF CURRICULA AND CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOUTHWESTERN NIGERIA

 

EYENGHO, TOJU, (Ph.D) AND ODUTUYI, M.O. (Ph.D)

Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo State, Nigeria

 

ABSTRACT

The study examined the assessment of the implementation of curricula and co-curricular activities in secondary schools in Southwestern Nigeria. This was with a view to providing information on the status of curricula and co-curricular activities in secondary schools in Southwestern Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. The population consisted of secondary school students, principals and teachers from three states (Ondo, Oyo and Lagos) in Southwestern Nigeria. The sample which comprised 864 secondary school students, 18 principals, 90 teachers was selected using multistage sampling technique. Data were collected using four instruments, namely: Curricula and Co-curricular Activities Adequacy Checklist (CCAAC); Curricula and Co-curricular Activities Interest and Involvement Questionnaire (CCAIIQ); Curricula and Co-curricular Activities Implementation Questionnaire (CCAIQ); Factors Affecting Implementation of Curricula and Co-curricular Activities Questionnaire (FAICCQ). Data for this study were analysed using simple frequency, percentage, Relative Significance Index (RSI), Analysis of Variance. The results showed that selected curricula activities were fairly adequate in secondary (57%) schools while selected co-curricular activities were not adequate in secondary (22.1%) schools. Similarly, selected co-curricular facilities and equipment were not adequate in secondary (22.3%) schools in the region. Results revealed that the implementation of curricula activities across the states was fair (45.4%) while that of co- curricular activities was low (41.2%). Results showed that teachers’ workload (86.1%), lack of motivation (68.5%),  inadequate teachers’ workbooks (63.9%),  lack of funds (61.1%),  policies (75.0%),  ignorance (81.5%),  parents’ stance  (65.7%),  teachers’ lack of interest (74.1%), and  lack of adequate facilities and equipment (90.7%) were factors affecting the implementation of curricula and  co-curricular activities in secondary schools in the region. The study concluded that co-curricular activities were neither properly integrated into the school programme nor implemented in Southwestern Nigeria.

Keywords: curriculum, assessment, co-curricular, curricula, activities, policies

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EFFECT OF JIGSAW I MODEL ON UPPER-BASIC EIGHT STUDENTS INTEREST IN MATTER IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA

 

AKU PHILIP EGGON; HUSSAINI PWATIYE SIMON; & GABI SAMSON SULEIMAN

Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education Faculty of Education Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria.

 

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the Effect of Jigsaw I Model on Basic Eight Students’ Interest in Matter in Nasarawa State, Nigeria. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted an ex-post facto design. The population consisted of 1,677 (1,000 males and 677 females) Upper basic eight Matter students. Sample size of 63 (38 males and 25 females) students were randomly selected using a simple random sampling technique. The instrument used for data collection was Students’ Matter Interest Questionnaire (SMIQ) and was validated by experts. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were raised for the study. Descriptive statistics of mean rank and sum of mean rank were used to answer the research questions. Inferential statistics of Mann-Whitney U-test was the statistical tool used for testing the hypotheses at p< 0.05 level of significance. The finding among others reveal that: there was a significant difference between the interest level of Upper Basic eight students’ taught Matter using Jigsaw I model and those taught using Lecture method in favor of the Upper Basic eight students taught using Jigsaw I model. Also, there was no significant difference between the interest level of male and female Basic eight students taught Matter using Jigsaw I Model. It was therefore recommended among others that Jigsaw I model should be used to teach students irrespective of gender.

Keywords: Influence, Teacher- Students relationship, Academic Interest, Matter Upper Basic

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INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION AND ORGANISATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES IN NIGER STATE

 

SULEIMAN, AMINA HASSAN, DR. A. O. AHMED AND DR. CHIKE-OKOLI CHIBUOGWU FELICIA

Library and Information Technology Dept., Federal University of Technology, Minna

 

ABSTRACT

The study was on the inter-personal communication and organisational effectiveness of academic libraries in Niger State. The study was guided by three objectives and three corresponding research questions. Among the objectives of the study were to: ascertain the extent of interpersonal communication practice in academic libraries in Niger State, factors affecting the interpersonal communication and organisational effectiveness in the selected academic libraries in Niger State.  Survey research design method was adopted for the study while the total population was two hundred and twenty-five (225) which consisted of one hundred and five (105) professional librarians and one hundred and twenty (120) para-professional library staff in ten (10) tertiary institutions in Niger State. The researchers adopted the entire population of both professional and para-professional library staff because the population size was manageable. Questionnaire was the only instrument used for data collection. Out of two hundred and twenty-five (225) copies of questionnaire administered, two hundred and six (206) copies were filled, returned and used for the analysis. Descriptive statistical tool constituting of frequency counts, percentages, mean and standard deviation were used to analyse the data. The findings of the study revealed that there was a high extent of interpersonal communication practice on organisational effectiveness in the selected libraries. The study revealed further that the inability of users to form queries correctly, inadequate listening skills, frustration due to poor working condition, physical distraction in the library environment, cultural differences between staff and users are some of the factors that affects the interpersonal communication and organisational effectiveness in the selected academic libraries. The study recommended among others that the management of academic libraries in Niger State should as much as possible provide adequate funding to the libraries to improve quality of services rendered in the libraries, the management of  academic libraries in Niger State should encourage an improved feedback and/or appreciation system, as it will serve as a medium of evaluation and motivation for library employee which will invariably improve organisational effectiveness across academic libraries.

Keywords: inter-personal communication, organisational effectiveness, academic library

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ON TEACHERS’ JOB PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN FCT, ABUJA, NIGERIA

 

DR YAKUBU SANI; DR. UWALEKE, GLADYS CHINELO; & DR. EMAKPOR PETER CHUKS

Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Management

 

ABSTRACT

The study focused on the relationship between human resource management Practices on Teachers’ Job Performance in Public Senior Secondary Schools in FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. The study was guided by four research questions, four objectives and three hypotheses. The research design used for this study was cross-sectional survey research design. The population of this study consisted of 3478 (60 principals and 3,418 teachers) obtained from all the public senior secondary schools in Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria. The total sample size of this study consists of 356 (17principals and 339 teachers) drawn from 17 schools. Teachers’ Questionnaire on Human Resource Management on Teachers’ Performance (TQIHRMTP). The instrument was validated and it yielded 0.75 as validity index. The instrument was pilot tested on 20 teachers in GSS Kuje and the reliability index of 0.88 was obtained. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while Pearsons product moment correlation was employed to test all the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study indicated showed that there was a significant relationship between staff motivation practice and teachers’ job performance in public senior secondary schools in FCT, Abuja, Nigeria there was a significant relationship between staff discipline practice and teacher job performance in public senior secondary schools in FCT, Abuja, Nigeria and there was a significant relationship between staff training practice and teachers’ job performance in public senior secondary schools in FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. One of the recommendations of the study was that principals of public secondary schools in FCT Abuja, Nigeria should be trained through conferences and seminars to enable them develop different strategies of motivating teachers to undertake their teaching job effectively.

Keywords: Human Resource Management Teachers’ Job Performance, Staff Discipline, Staff Training and Staff Motivation

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ASSESSMENT OF FACTORS INFLUENCING TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KADUNA SOUTH SENATORIAL ZONE, NIGERIA

 

*AMINU, ABUBAKAR DANLADI; *YUSUF TAMAR; & **AMINA DANLADI SALISU

*Department of Educational Foundations, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria. **Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria

 

ABSTRACT

This study assessed the factors influencing teaching and learning of English language in senior secondary schools of Kaduna South Senatorial Zone Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey as a research design. The population of the study comprised 430 teachers and 13 128 students from a total of 40 secondary schools in Kaduna Southern Senatorial district of the State. Multistage random sampling strategy was adopted to select 80 teachers and 320 students from 20 schools in Kaduna South Senatorial district of Kaduna State that responded to questionnaire designed by the researchers. The instrument used for data gathering was Factors Influencing Teaching and Learning of English Language Questionnaire (FITLELQ) which was validated for the exercise and established a logical index of 0.77 for rational consensus of experts and reliability of 0.84 using Cronbach coefficient Alpha method of estimating reliability to compute coefficient of internal consistency. Descriptive statistics (absolute and relative frequencies) was used to summarize data related to providing answers to the research questions. While Chi-square statistics was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Findings indicated that there is a significant influence of school learning environment, teaching methods and  instructional resources as a factors on teaching and learning of English language in Senior Secondary Schools. It was concluded that that the school learning environment, teaching methods and instructional resources have a significant influence the teaching and learning of English language. The study recommended the following among others that a conducive school learning environment which consists of adequate chairs and desks and good lightening system should be provided in senior secondary schools in order to facilitate effective teaching and learning of English language, and teachers of English language should be sensitized through workshops and seminars on the need to be creative in their use of teaching methods in order to enhance effective teaching and learning.

Keywords: Assessment, English Language, Factors, Influence, Teaching and Learning

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GENDER DIFFERENCE IN INTEREST LEVEL, ACHIVEMENT AND RETENTION OF SCIENE STUDENT’S EXPOSED TO CONCEPTS OF HABITAT, PETRO-CHEMICAL AND CRUDE OIL THROUGH OUTDOOR SCIENCE ACTIVITY TEACHING STRATEGY

 

GULEE, SULEIMAN DOGONYARO (Ph.D); PETER, JOSEPHINE DOGARA; AND BARNABAS, HANNATU

Department of Integrated Science, Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan Waya, Pmb 1024 Kafanchan, Kaduna State

 

ABSTRACT

This study investigated gender differences on interest level, achievement and retention of science students’ exposed to concepts of habitat, petro-chemical and crude oil through Outdoor Science Activity Teaching Strategy (OSATS). Quasi-experimental, non-equivalent, non- randomized pre-test post-test control group design was used for the study. A sample of 246 Basic Science students (JSS II) involving 125 males and 121 females were taught the concepts of habitat, petro-chemical and crude oil using OSATS. The instruments used for the data collection were: Basic Science Achievement Test (BSAT) and Basic Science Interest Inventory (BSII) developed by the researcher with the reliability coefficient(r) of 0.92 and 0.73 respectively. And was determined using Kunder Richardson formula 20 and Cronbach alpha respectively. The data generated was analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) was used to test hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant. The study revealed that male and female science students taught concepts of habitat, petro-chemical and crude oil using OSATS did not significantly differ in interest level, achievement score and retention score. Based on the findings the study recommended adequate training of teachers on the use of OSATS for student’s acquisition of appropriate skills and knowledge in Basic science.

KEYWORDS: Gender difference, Achievement, Interest, Retention

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CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT STRATEGY AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN JALINGO: A QUANTITATIVE VIEW

 

MOHAMMED TUKUR

Department of Curriculum Studies, College of Education, P.M.B 1021 Zing, Taraba State.

 

ABSTRACT

One of the yardsticks for judging quality and standard of education is students’ academic performance; but recently there is a growing concern about poor academic performance of secondary school students in Taraba State. Of course, numerous factors may affect students’ academic performance, however this study examines the relationship between classroom management strategy and students academic performance in public secondary schools in Jalingo local government area of Taraba Statea. It was a quantitative study guided by two research questions and two research hypotheses. The study employed descriptive research design and used simple random sampling technique to select four hundred (400) sample size out of four thousand eight hundred and twenty-seven (4,827) total population. A researcher’s developed questionnaire was used for data collection titled ‘Classroom Management Strategy in relation to Students’ Academic Performance Questionnaire (CMSAPQ)’. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for answering research questions while Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis (PPMC) was employed for testing research hypotheses. The study revealed significant relationship between classroom discipline and academic performance; as well as significant relationship between reward system and academic performance of secondary school students in the study area. Therefore, it was concluded that there is significant relationship between teachers’ classroom management strategy and academic performance of secondary school students in Jalingo local government area of Taraba State. In line with these findings, it was recommended amongst others that school administrators, teachers and entire staff should pay attention to issues related to classroom management strategy as it could facilitate attainment of objectives of secondary education in general and positively impact on academic performance of individual student in particular; and that reward system should be practiced at the classroom level so as to create healthy rivalry among students and by extension for better academic performance of secondary school students.

Keywords: Classroom management, reward system, discipline, secondary education, secondary students.

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USING E – LEARNING FACILITIES IN TEACHING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE

 

JONATHAN SABO TURYA; & USMAN GURAMA

Department of General Studies Education, School of Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe

ABSTRACT

E-learning has become an integral component of modern education system. Thus, in order to make teaching-learning effective and result oriented, various e-learning systems and strategies have been developed. In the present internet era, updates of knowledge are in the increase. Social education has accordingly emerged. As a solution to these new education forms and demands, it is proposed to employ a novel e-learning mode, i.e. web-based self-learning, hybrid or blended learning in the existing educational system of all the Institutions in Nigeria where the resources are very much accessible. This paper is intended to identify types of e learning facilities and discusses teaching of English through e learning, challenges and prospects of teaching English Language through e learning.  English language is the main focus for the simple reason that the electronic resources are developed mostly in English and it is the medium of the instruction in schools. It has been generally found that the modern learners are not much attracted towards the traditional mode of learning. Instead, they would like to choose a learning mode as a fun (such as gaming) which is without any burden.

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AN OVERVIEW OF- WORKFORCE TRAINING AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IN AN ORGANIZATION

 

OKEYINKA, ADENIKE OLADIMEJI

Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State.

 

ABSTRACT

Training has become a very important tool in sharpening employees’ knowledge in the dynamic competitive market environment. For this reason, it is the responsibility of organizational leaders to be aware of the importance of training and development’s impact on the performance and evaluation of employees. Employee training and development assists the organization and employees in attaining diverse goals, such as improving morale, sense of security, employee engagement, and overall competencies necessary to perform a particular job.The methodology used is descriptive.  This study presents a literature review on the significant of workforce training and human resource  development in an Organization. It is recommended among others that employers should provide regular and constructive feedback to the employees.

Keywords: Workforce Training, Workforce Development, Human Resource Development, Organization

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TEACHERS’ INTERNET SKILLS FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN RIVERS STATE

 

*NWEKE, EMMANUEL ONYEKACHI (PhD); **NANCY ABUCHI AJIKERE (PhD)

*Department of Office Technology and Management, Capt. Elechi Amadi Polytechnic, Rumuola, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. **Government Secondary School Elekahia, Obio Akpor, Rivers State, Nigeria

 

ABSTRACT

The study investigated teachers’ internet skills for effective teaching and learning in public secondary schools in Rivers State. The research design used in the study was descriptive survey. The population of the study is 7.952 which consisted of 6,893 female teachers and 1,059 male teachers in public secondary schools in Rivers State. The sample technique adopted was stratified random technique  and sample size of 700 was obtained.  Out of the 700 copies of questionnaires distributed, 600 copies were duly completed and returned.  The study used the returned copies for its analysis.  The Instrument for data collection was questionnaire. The questionnaire coded Internet Skill Needs of Teachers for Effective Teaching and Learning Questionnaire (ISNTETLQ) with 12 items. The 4-point Likert Scale was adopted indicating Very High Extent (VHE) with 4 points, High Extent (HE) with 3 points, Low Extent (LE) with 2 points and Very Low Extent (LVE) with 1 point. To ensure the validity of the instrument face and content validity was ensured the researcher’s supervisor and two other experts in the department of Educational Management, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt. Their observations and comments were used to improve on the instrument. Reliability of the instrument was obtained via Crombach Alpha at .981>.71 which showed that the instrument was highly reliable. Mean and Standard deviation was used in answering the research questions at the mean benchmark of 2.5. The independent sample t-test was used in testing the hypotheses at .05 significance level to test the null hypotheses. The study concluded that search skills would enhance teacher skill for effective teaching and learning.  Teachers are expected to be drilled and knowledgeable in various internet search skills.  Communication skill which include the ability of the teacher to apply accompanying devices or facilities to the internet will enhance teaching and learning effectiveness.  Internet skill if imbibed can also be used in assessing students in assignment, tests, exams for effective teaching and learning. The study recommended among others that management of public secondary schools in Rivers state should embark on training and retraining of teachers in communication skills of the internet.

Keywords:  Teachers’ Internet Skills, Effective, Teaching, Learning.

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DISTANCE LEARNING EDUCATION: A PANACEA TO COVID-19 AND INSECURITY IN NIGERIA 

 

*YAKUBU ABDUKQADIR MAIDAURA; *MUHAMMED YAHAI; & **NASIRU NUHU.G.

*Foundations Department, School of Education, Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare. **Psychology Department, School of Education, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare.

 

ABSTRACT

This paper aiming at studying the distance learning education: as a panacea to covid-19 and insecurity in Nigeria. Every society requires education to enable its members fit into their work roles and to also satisfy the labour needs of her country. It is important to note that, engineers, bankers, journalist, medical doctors, lawyers, pharmacists, administrators, PhD holders, our Professors and teachers alike are all products of the educational system. Distance learning education also called distance learning is the education of students which may not always be physically present at a school. Traditionally this usually involved correspondence course which the students corresponded with the school via mail today it is usually involves online education. (https/en.m.wikipedia). This study also noted that the best thing about distance learning education is you could learn it from anywhere and at any time, it does not matter in part of the country you are living you can join the course and start learning, in this way, distance learning when use can solve the problem of Covid-19 and insecurity.(Nagralc 2013)

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THE EFFECTS OF TRANSFORMATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

 

FATIMA A. UMAR

Early Childhood Care and Education Department, School of Early Childhood Care and Primary Education, Federal College of Education Yola, Adamawa State.

 

ABSTRACT

Most regions of the world face one, two, or even more on-going threats ranging from weather/climate related storms, active assailant and bandits, gas explosion an dangerous chemical leakages, flooding plane and vehicle crashes to terrorism and covid-19 pandemic.  Cognizant of the irrefutable fact that disasters and all form of threats and emergencies strike to retard human progress, there is urgent need to interrogate especially at this time how and what we should educate our young ones and a reasonable others in the 21st century.

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RELATIONSHIP AMONG SOCIAL MEDIA USAGE, SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND SCHOOL ADJUSTMENT AMONG UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA

 

*JAMIU, MAHMOOD SULEIMAN; **MUSTAPHA, I. ABDULLAHI Ph.D**; RALIYA, M. BELLO Ph.D; & **G.L. LIKKO Ph.D

*School of Education and General Studies, College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin, Ilorin. Kwara State, Nigeria. **Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling, Faculty of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

 

ABSTRACT

This study examined the Relationship among Social Media Usage, Social Environment and School Adjustment among Undergraduate Students in Kwara State, Nigeria. The study was guided by four (4) objectives, four (4) research questions and four (4) null hypotheses. The descriptive statistics of percentage was used to present the demographic profiles, mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions; while inferential statistics of Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r) and Regression Analysis were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Demographic profiles of the 647 respondents in the study, 462 (71.4%) were males; while 185 (28.6%) were females. Means and Standard Deviation Scores of Facebook Usage and Social Dimension of School Adjustment (SDSA) of Undergraduate Students the mean score of Facebook usage is 10.08 with standard deviation of 3.372; while the mean score of social dimension of school adjustment is 10.61 with standard deviation of 3.280. Another finding of this study also revealed that The hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (r) statistic and Multiple Regression Analysis to determine the relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable of the study Among Social Media Usage, Social Environment and School Adjustment among Undergraduate Students in Kwara State. The study concluded that there is positive relationship between facebook usage and social dimension of school adjustment among undergraduate students in Kwara State, Nigeria. The multiple regression analysis result revealed that there is statistically significant relationship among social media usage, social environment and school adjustment among undergraduate students in Kwara State, Nigeria. It was recommended among others that, University counsellors should help students to sustain the use of facebook positively, through guidance programmes of social media usage, in order to facilitate effective social and educational aspects of school adjustment among undergraduate students.  Also positive use of Whatsapp, through enlighten programmes on social media usage, so as to facilitate continuous positive social and educational school adjustment and counsellors should equip students with effective social skills training in order to sustain positive interactions with their colleagues and lecturers; thereby, contributing positively effective social and educational school adjustment among undergraduate students.

Keywords: Relationship, Social Media Usage, Social Environment, School Adjustment and Undergraduate Students.

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TOWARDS EFFECTIVE E-LEARNING IMPLEMENTATION IN NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

 

SHITU ABDULLAHI LAME1, FATIMA MAIKUDI ABUBAKAR2, ALHAJI ADAMU ABDULLAHI3

1,2&3 Department of Computer Science, School of Comm. & Info. Sciences, A.D Rufa’i College of Education, Legal & General Studies – Misau, Bauchi State, Nigeria.

 

ABSTRACT

The advent of new technology is playing the role of catalyst between learning and teaching. E-learning is an electronic way of transferring lessons on digital devices. It has potentials to increase the accessibility of quality education and supports constructivist approach. E-learning is becoming an adoptable technology for educational institutions of its benefits and advantages of on demand services, flexibility, Scalability, low cost and world-wide learning society. Despite of all these benefits and advantages e-learning brought to education sector, in Nigerian institutions of higher learning the issue of utilizing and proper implementation of e-learning technology is marred with some challenges such as; low funding to education in annual budgets and poor electricity supply from the government, like of awareness and training of staff on the use of ICTS, with motivation attached from the school administrators. This paper looks at the meaning or definitions of e-learning as given by different researchers and the role that e-learning plays in higher educational institutions in relation to teaching and learning processes, and the benefits and the advantages of its adoption and implementation. Also highlighted in this paper are challenges of e-learning in the tertiary institutions and the ways to reduce the challenges and problems toward effective e-learning implementation in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Keywords: E-learning; ICT, Nigerian Tertiary Institutions; Implementation, Internet

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