CAMBRIDGE INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION RESEARCH (CJCER)
VOL. 23 NO. 8 – DECEMBER, 2021 EDITION
Cambridge Research and Publications International,
Africa (Nigeria): Centre for African Humanity and Development Circle
(CAHDC), University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria
Copyright © 2021 Cambridge Research and Publications International.
SKILLS AND COMPETENCE OF ACADEMIC LIBRARIANS IN THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES (ICTs) IN ATBU AND RAMAT LIBRARY UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI
*ISHAKU ABUBAKAR ADAMU; **IBRAHIM USMAN; & ***RHODA YAHAYA DEGRI (MRS)
*ATBU, Bauchi. **Muhammadu Wabi Library Federal Polytechnic Bauchi ***Muhammadu Wabi Library Federal Polytechnic Bauchi
This study investigated the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) competencies of library staff in ATBU Bauchi and Ramat library University. The objective of the study was to find how competent library staff is in using ICT facilities to do their job. Five research questions were formulated to guide the study on Areas of work staff use ICT, levels of competence, methods of acquiring competencies hindrances to competency acquisition and strategies to improve the situation. Data relevant to the study was collected using questionnaire design sampling technique. A total of 82 copies of questionnaire were distributed out of which were rightly completed and returned. Data were analyzed using percentages and mean scores. Findings revealed that many library staff in university libraries perform Microsoft Word based tasks like typing and printing of documents, can provide online searches using internet but cannot perform effective professional library related duties using ICT. Staff needs ICT competencies in the areas that can assist them handle professional related duties, like internet skills, mastery of library softwares and technical skills. Library staff acquired ICT training mainly through personal practice, on the job training, seminars, conferences and workshops, but preferred training through library schools. The major problems that hindered ICT competency acquisition among library staff are lack of funding, higher authority not willing to release their staff to go for further training, lack of opportunities, lack of ICT training facilities and inadequate curriculum content for ICT in the library schools. Strategies to improve the ICT competencies of library staff are by provision of more ICT facilities in library schools, development of personal interest by staff to acquire ICT competencies, sponsorship and study grants, study leave to be granted to staff to go for Competency acquisition trainings, also the authority should be willing to release staff for studies and recruit more staff to reduce work load. Suggestions on areas for further studies on ICT competencies of library staff were also made.
Keywords: Skills, ICT Competency and Academic Librarians
IMPACT OF ADVANCE ORGANIZERS ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND RETENTION OF ECOLOGY CONCEPTS IN PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EDU EDUCATIONAL ZONE, KWARA STATE
*DANGANA Musa; & **MOHAMMED Idris Mohammed
*Science Education Department, ABU, Zaria **Biology Department, Kwara State Colleg of Education (Technical) Lafiagi
This Study investigated the influence of advance organizers on the students academic performance and retention of ecology concepts in public senior secondary schools in Edu Educational Zone, Kwara State. Two schools were sampled out of thirteen public senior secondary schools in the zone. From each of the two schools sampled seventy (n – 70) students were selected using stratified sampling which amounted to a total of one hundred and forty students as sample size of the study. Ecology topics basic ecological concepts, functioning ecosystem and components of ecosystem were assigned to experimental and control groups. Quasi-experimental of non-equivalent control group of pretest, post test and post. Post test design was used. Experimental group were taught using advance organizers method while control group were taught using lecture method for duration of 40 minutes of classroom teaching for 6 weeks. For the pretest, post test and post post-test, an Ecology Concept Achievement Test (ECAT) was administered to find out the amount of knowledge acquired and retained after treatments. The reliability coefficient of ECAT was found to be r = 0.75. The four research questions were answered and the four null hypotheses were tested using t-test statistics to determine the level of significance of the two groups at p < 0.05. The major findings from the study indicated the followings: there is a significant difference between mean academic performance scores of the experimental and control groups. There is a significant difference between retention ability of the students taught using advance organizers in teaching ecology concepts with those taught using lecture method. Female subject exposed to the advanced organizers method were found to retain what was taught better than the male counterpart in experimental group. Based on the findings of this research, it was recommended that advance organizer should be used by biology teachers in teaching in schools for better retention and achievement.
Keywords: Students, Academic Performance, Retention of Ecology Concepts, Public Senior Secondary Schools, Edu Educational Zone, Kwara State
IMPACT OF CHILD LABOUR ON PUPILS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AMIDST COVID-19 IN TAFA LGA OF NIGER STATE: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING
*REV. FR. DR. BAHAGO SAMAILA BENEDICT; **DR. ADEOLA NGOZI ADEDOJA; ***MR. BAYO MICHAEL FADIPE; & ****ASEMOTA RUTH
*Department of Educational Foundations (Guidance and Counselling), Veritas University, Abuja. **Federal Government Girls’ College, Bwari Abuja. ***Department of Science, Faculty of Education, Veritas University, Abuja. ****Department of Guidance and Counselling, University of Abuja
The study investigated impact of child labour on pupils’ academic performance in Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State. The research design employed for this study was descriptive survey research design. The sample consisted of 220 respondents – 120 parents and 100 teachers. The sample was selected through simple random sampling technique. A research instrument titled- Impact of Child Labour on Pupils’ Academic Performance Questionnaire (ICLPAPQ) was used to elicit information from the respondents. The instrument was categorised into two. The first section contained bio-data information of the respondents while the second section comprised of questions concerning child labour. The instrument was validated by two experts in the Faculty of Education, Veritas University, Abuja. Test retest was used for the reliability of the instrument. 0.75 correlation coefficient was gotten which was high enough for the reliability of the instrument. The collected data were analysed using mean to answer the research questions while t-test was to test the research hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that coming late to school, depriving children their rights to education and poor performance in test as well as examination were the impact of child labour on pupils’ academic performance. It was therefore recommended that since more than sixty percent of primary schools are completely owned and controlled by government in Tafa L.G.A, the government has a major role to play. This role is achieved by training qualified counselors who will be sent to such schools to help parents, teachers and the pupils address the problem of child labour adequately.
Keywords: COVID-19, Child Labour, pandemic, Nigeria Society, Economic gain, Tafa Local Government Area.
AN INVESTIGATION INTO IMPACTS OF INNOVATIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES WITH IMPROVED ECOLOGICAL RESOURCES ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE QUALITY EDUCATION IN BICHI EDUCATIONAL ZONE, KANO STATE NIGERIA
*ALAIRU AMINAT; & **MAMUDU SAMSON TOYOSI
*Physical and Health Education Department, Federal College of Education (T) Bichi P.M.B. 3473 Kano **Biology Education Department, Federal College of Education (T) Bichi P.M.B. 3473 Kano.
The study investigated the impacts of innovative teaching strategy and improved ecological instructional materials for sustaining quality secondary Education in Bichi Educational Zone, Kano State, Nigeria. The study population consisted of twenty-five senior secondary schools, made up of two thousand, one hundred and twenty-eight (2,128) students’ population of Bichi Education zone of Kano State, Nigeria. Two schools were randomly selected as sample for the experimental study with a student sample population of Eighty-five (85). The sample comprised of Fourty three (43) experimental group and fourty two (42) control group respectively. A quasi-experimental design of pre-test, post-test was employed in determining students’ academic achievement, when the students were exposed innovative strategy with improved ecological instructional material (exp) and innovative strategy without ecological material (control) The instrument for data collection was Ecological Achievement Test (EAT) validated by three experts in science education department A.B.U.Zaria. Four Research questions and four null hypotheses guided the research exercise. The results were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and t-test: statistics. The result of the study revealed that students exposed to innovative teaching strategies with improved ecological instructional materials performed statistically better than those without improvised ecological instructional materials. Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended amongst others that for sustaining quality Ecological study in Nigeria, innovative teaching strategies and improvised ecological resource materials should be encouraged through seminars, workshops and conferences.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies, Improved, Ecological Resources, Academic Achievement, Sustainable Quality Education.
MICROTEACHING AS AN EFFECTIVE WAY FOR TEACHER TRAINING
MUSA ALHAJI HAMZA; AND ABDULHAMEED YUSUF
School of Remedial and Continuing Education, A.D Rufa’i College of Education, Legal and General Studies, Misau, Bauchi State, Nigeria
This paper is an attempt to study the effect of microteaching as an effective way for the training of quality teachers. The paper also looks into the important of education itself and how many authorities and government considered many ways and programs with main objective of providing a good and a quality education to their nations and communities for there no any meaningful progress can be achieved in any given nation if that particular nation is not educated or is having no quality system of education.
Keywords: Micro, Teaching, Effective, Training, Teacher
STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THE PREVALENT OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT AMONG LECTURERS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN BORNO STATE, NIGERIA
*ADAMU ALIYU KWAMTA; **GONI SHETTIMA; & ***DR. MALA KULLOMA
*Department of Educational Foundations, Kashim Ibrahim College of Education Maiduguri, Bonrno State **Faculty of Education, Borno State University ***Department of primary Education, Kashim Ibrahim College of Education Maiduguri, Bonrno State
The purpose of this study is to investigate the academic misconduct of lecturers in Borno State Colleges of education, as perceived by their students. The study employed descriptive survey research design. To carry out the study, three research questions were formulated to guide the study. The sample of 270 students (male and female) were selected randomly from the three Colleges of education in Borno State for the study. The instrument was developed by the researchers and validated by two experts. The study used cronback alpha procedure and a correlation co-efficient of 0.78 was obtained. The data collected were statistically analyzed using descriptive statistics of percentage, mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that the level of academic misconduct of lecturers in Colleges of Education is very high. It was therefore recommended that college administrators should formulate and publish poly/code on academic integrity. Sanctioning erring lecturers in line with the policy guidelines will serve as deterrent to others.
Keywords: Students, Perception, Academic Misconduct, Lecturers and Colleges of Education.
A CASE FOR SCIENCE EDUCATION IN MITIGATING INSECURITY IN NIGERIA
1MATHEW, BOLAJI ALEDARE & 2MOHAMMED, RIHANAT ONO., 3AKOMOLAFE, MARGARET OLUWEMIMO & 4OKPE, Y. YUSUF
1,2 &3Department of Integrated Science, 1Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa 1,2&2Kogi State College of Education Technical, Kabba4Department of Geography
The insecurity challenge in Nigeria has assumed a formidable dimension that not only requires a multi-stakeholder approach, as it is being touted in various quarters, in quelling this conflagration threatening Nigeria’s statehood, but also necessitates a revival and reinforcement of Ethics of Science Education and virtues. In addition, the democratic system in place must begin to deliver the needed social goods so as to improve the standard of living of Nigerians and deliver many citizens from the state of absolute poverty to which they have been subjected for a long while. The thirst for blood and the preference for violence in expressing pent-up frustration and disenchantment with the state, its citizens and national totems may be a pointer to the need to inculcate science education as core in all human endeavor, particularly to revive the moral sanctity, values and virtues within the socioeconomic, political, religious and that science education should be entrenched in the school curriculum and made compulsory from the basic education level in Nigeria.
Keywords: Insecurity, Science, Education, Ethno-religious
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORIENTATION SERVICES AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BAUCHI STATE
GAMBO G. J.1, ADAM, M.2 AND GARBA, A.2
1Government Day Secondary School Games Village, Bauchi. 2Department of Educational Foundations, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
As individuals develop through stages of life in educational attainment, they encounter problems, challenges and conflict situations. These individuals also need to develop value systems, make decisions, set goals and work towards them. Hence, this study determines the relationship between orientation services and students’ academic achievement among public senior secondary school students in Bauchi state. A sample of (384) public senior secondary school’s students from the three educational zones of Bauchi state, which have about 102,112 students was drawn on the basis of Stratified random sampling technique. A five (5) point Likert scale was used for the variable items to ease the means of assessing the responses. The study’s methodology included the use of a self-administered structured questionnaire to collect data from the respondents. A bivariate analysis was adopted to carry out the Pearson correlation through SPSS Version 26. The findings revealed that Students received orientation and briefings on various aspects of the school comprising of school rules and regulations, choice of friends and associations in schools, encouragement to participate in extra-curricular activities among others. It further revealed that Counsellors enlighten students to go for career paths they are passionate about and encourage them to acquire trade skills for subsequent self-employment. It was suggested that Students should be exposed to relevant precautionary information to ensure their safety especially in times of ethno-religious crises and government should endeavour to establish Guidance and Counselling departments in all secondary schools in Bauchi state.
Keywords: Orientation services, Students, Academic achievement, Senior secondary school, Bauchi
DEPLOYMENT OF STUDENT WEB BASED GSP E-EXAMS PORTAL: A CASE STUDY OF A.D RUFAI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, LEGAL AND GENERAL STUDIES, MISAU BAUCHI STATE
AMINU SAEED HARUNA1, SHITU ABDULLAHI LAME2.
1 & 2 Department of Computer Science, A.D Rufa’i COELEGS- Misau, Bauchi State, Nigeria.
The main objective of this work was to develop an online web based student portal that would make it possible for the student of A.D Rufai College of Education, Legal and General Studies, Misau who are taking general courses (also known as the GSP’s or GST’s) from different departments across the College as per to cover the credit unit required before a student is entitled for graduation, The system will provide a chance for these student to make enrollment on these courses and take their examinations online. The result of the examination is displayed to the user upon completion of the exam and the record will be directly saved in the system database for future reference. System administrator will have access to add questions per subject and set the marking scheme therefore by including a time limit to an exams and give marks for every correct answer on his/her dashboard where such exams can be set up as only objective questions (known as OBJ’s). An administrative integration will be made, such that student activities could be monitored.
Keywords: WEB, PHP, MySQL, GST, GSP, student, lectures, grading, e-exams.
SCIENCE EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
*MATHEW, B. ALEDARE; **IBRAHIM, A. AMINU Ph.D; &***YAKUBU, P. ABUH Ph.D.
*Department of Integrated Science, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria **Department of Biology, Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria ***Department of Science Education, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria
Science education is the application of educational (learning) theories to the never-ending pursuit of knowledge, resulting in the development of the cognitive, emotional, and psychomotor domains through a variety of methods. Systematic processes comprising thorough observation, deduction, and empirical testing are a sure tool for promoting any state’s development. This is because its recipients would be able to solve the ever-present issues of living in society by applying their knowledge. Because of the importance of science education to national development, the Nigerian government has made it a priority in both its Constitution and National Policy on Education. In spite of this, its proper development in the country appears elusive due to the government underfunding of the entire education sector resulting in the non actualization of the its science education dreams in the country. In light of the foregoing, it is recommended, among other things, that priority attention be given to science-based education in the country’s educational planning, as well as that such plans be followed up with genuine commitments at the implementation level, so that Nigeria, like other countries, can maximize the benefits of a well-planned, funded, and executed science education programme for the stimulation of the country’s development, particularly with a Vision 20:20.20 in mind. The developed countries of the globe pay attention to this section.
Keywords: Science, Education, Effective, Service & Delivery
LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY IN THE COVID-19 ERA: IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIA
AMOS GIDEON LANDI; DAHIRU MUSA ABDULLAHI; & NKEIRUKA ESTHER GORDONS
English Language Unit, School of General Studies, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi, Bauchi State
The advent of the corona virus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in 2019 has brought about some catastrophic and somewhat innovative changes to all facets of human endeavour. Catastrophic in the sense that ways of doing things have changed due to the pandemic and many aspects of human life could not survive the new order and language pedagogy is not an exception. Interestingly, innovations instigated by the pandemic are quite abrupt as such they put pressure on language practitioners to overhaul the status quo. The pressure is so enormous that adamant practitioners, systems, sectors and institutions would become irrelevant if they refuse to adapt. The aim of the paper was to capture the changes orchestrated in language pedagogy as a result of COVID-19 and the implications of the pandemic on the teaching and learning of English language in Nigeria as any practice that is not in tandem with the times would not only be irrelevant but unproductive in its entirety.
Keywords: Language Pedagogy, COVID-19 Pandemic, Implications, Teaching and Learning, English Language and Nigeria
LANGUAGE EDUCATION: A PANACEA FOR CORRUPT PRACTICES IN NIGERIA
USMAN GURAMA; AND JONATHAN SABO TURYA
Department of General Studies Education School of Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe
This paper examines language education as a panacea for corrupt practices in Nigeria. Language education is crucial if the current trend of corruption in the country is to be curbed. The paper discusses corruption in Nigeria, effects of corruption in Nigeria, language education as a panacea for corrupt practices in Nigeria, mother tongue teaching, the teaching of indigenous language and teaching language in classrooms. The paper discovers that the level of corruption in Nigeria is high. At the end it offered recommendations, one of the recommendations suggests that there is the need for Nigeria to adopt a national language for mutual integration.
Keywords: Language, Education, Panacea, Corrupt, Practices.
AN OVERVIEW OF THE RESEARCH ON WHAT INFLUENCES INSTRUCTORS’ USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS
INUWA DANJUMA USAINI; ZAHARA’U AHMAD ZAKARI; KABIRU IBRAHIM KUNYA; & MARIYA IBRAHIM ADAMU
Department of Computer Science, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education Kumbotso Kano State, Nigeria
Various governments have started investing in ICT to improve teaching and learning in schools throughout the world. Despite all of these expenditures in ICT infrastructure, equipment, and professional development to improve education, ICT adoption and integration in teaching and learning has been restricted in many nations. This article examines the human, institutional, and technological aspects that influence teachers’ usage of computer technology in the classroom. Factors that restrict instructors from using ICT are also examined at the teacher, school, and system levels. Lack of teacher ICT skills; lack of teacher confidence; lack of pedagogical teacher training; lack of appropriate educational software; restricted access to ICT; inflexible structure of traditional education systems; restrictive curriculum, and so on are some of these impediments. Knowing the amount to which these obstacles influence individuals and organizations, according to the article, can aid in deciding how to address them. ICT adoption; ICT integration; information and communication technologies; human; institutional; and technological elements.
Keywords: ICT in education; Instructors perception in ICT; Integration of Computer in Education; Challenges in Modern Educational Systems; Information and communication Technologies in education.
INNOVATIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES AS CORRELATE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN OYO METROPOLIS
1LAWRENCE ADESOLA ADEBIYI & 2ABDULJALEEL KOLA LAWAL
1General Studies Education Department, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo. 2Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
Over the years, traditional methods of teaching mathematics has been the usual practices in secondary schools. In this 21st century, innovative teaching through creative and blended teaching- learning processes is seen to be more effective. The study was set up to investigate the correlation between teachers’ innovative teaching strategies and the Students academic performance. Seven strategic steps were considered to ease the modern teaching and learning process. Two hundred and twenty five (225) Senior Secondary School Two (SS2) Students were purposely chosen from five selected public schools in Oyo for the study. Two main instruments Mathematics Innovative Teaching Strategy and Mathematics Students Academic Performance Test were constructed and administered at (QINTS, r= .81) and (MATQSAP, r= .87) reliability coefficients with the use of KR-20/21 reliability test procedures respectively. The data collected were analyzed using percentage counts, Pearson Product-moment correlation statistic and multiple regression analysis technique. The study revealed that using innovative teaching methods have significant positive correlation on the students’ academic performance. It is recommended that government should organize refresher courses for mathematics teachers frequently from which teachers can be equipped with various teaching strategies that may enhance students’ better academic performance in Mathematics.
Keywords: Teaching methods, Traditional teaching, Innovation, Innovative teaching, Mathematics performance.
A REVIEW OF SUPERVISION AND FUNDING OF DOCTORAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES
DR AINA, JACOB KOLA; AND AREMU RAUFU ADEKUNLE
School of Science, College of Education (T) Lafiagi, Kwara State, Nigeria
The paper reviewed doctoral education supervision and funding in Nigerian universities. The article identified some challenges in the supervision of doctoral degrees in Nigerian universities, which decimates the quality of doctoral education. Significant among these challenges are delay in completion and attrition rate. The authors argued that doctoral education in Nigerian universities lacks proper funding because only a few agencies are involved in the funding, such as the TETFund. The authors used the South African doctoral education funding framework to explain Nigeria’s lapses in doctoral education funding. The article believed that the quality of doctoral education determines the sustainable development and employability of doctorates. Finally, the paper suggests some policies that could improve the quality of doctoral education in Nigerian universities.
Keywords: Doctoral education, employability, funding, supervision, sustainable development.
IMPROVING LANGUAGE TEACHING IN NIGERIA: APPROACHES AND METHODS
VINCENT S. GONDING, GRACE D. TURAKI AND JOHN OJEYOKAN
Department of General Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Nigeria
The aim of this research work is to examine ideas, approaches and methods of language teaching and learning, and how they can improve teaching and learning English language in Nigeria. The difference between ‘approach’ and ‘method’ as they concern language teaching is explained for proper understanding of the topic. Major approaches and methods of language teaching are identified and explained. The advantage and drawback of each one is also pointed out. Problems affecting language teaching and learning in Nigerian schools in the area of methodology are revealed and suggestions are made to remedy them. Techniques and activities that teachers can employ to engage students actively and to motivate language learning in the country are explained. Mastery of language increases performance in all other subjects.
Keywords: Approach, method, structures, grammar, communication
IMPROVING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF PRACTICAL AGRICULTURE TO COLLEGE GIRLS, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA
KOLOMI, A.U.; AND MOHAMMED, Y.
Department of Agricultural Education, Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College of Education Science and Technology, P.M.B 16, Bama, Borno State
In most countries of Sub-Saharan Africa, agriculture is regarded as the engine of economic growth and development by way of improving food security, reducing unemployment and improving the livelihood of the rural communities. In Nigeria, women contribute about 45% of the food produced in the country. With the current food insecurity issues in Nigeria, it is therefore important to ensure that girls studying agricultural science in colleges are well equipped with basic practical agricultural knowledge and skills. This aspect is strengthened by the fact that research has proved there to be a positive correlation between agricultural education and agricultural productivity. Use of appropriate teaching approaches can ensure that the girls, some of who will be future farmers, have the basic knowledge and skills to carry out agricultural activities. This study investigated the effect of Cooperative Learning Approach (CLA) on girls’ academic achievements in agricultural science. A non-equivalent control group design under quasi-experimental research was used. Random assignment was done to place two of the selected colleges in the experimental group taught using CLA and two colleges in the control group taught using Traditional Learning Approaches (TLA). The instrument used was the Agriculture Achievement Test (AAT) which had a reliability Coefficient of 0.72. The data collected were analysed using t-test of independent samples. The null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study show an improved academic achievement in practical agriculture among the girls where CLA was used. Therefore, the use of CLA enhances the learning of agricultural science and the researchers recommend its use in teaching of agricultural science to college girls to ensure increased acquisition of agricultural knowledge and skills.
Keywords: Academic achievement, Agricultural Productivity, Practical Agriculture,
DRUG ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM ON THE WELLBEING OF STUDENTS OF ADEYEMI COLLEGE OF EDUCATION ONDO, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA
ARIYO AYODELE OLUWAKAYODE (Ph.D)
Department of Physical and Health Education, School of Science, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria.
The fact that drugs and alcohol have some health benefits for man cannot be overemphasised. However, the abuse of drugs and be alcoholic becomes a concern to the society. As a result of the above fact, the ensuing paper investigated the relationship between drug abuse and alcoholism on the wellbeing of students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo state, Nigeria. The population for the study was students of Adeyemi College of Education. A sample of 300 students was randomly selected for the study. The instrument used for the study was a questionnaire which was validated by experts with a reliability coefficient of 0.84. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. The research data was collected through a self-developed structured and validated questionnaire (DAAWSACE). Inferential statistics of Kruskal-Wallis test was used to test hypotheses 1 to 5 all at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings of this study clearly showed that drug abuse, alcohol consumption and peer influence all have significant influence on the wellbeing of students of Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo state, Nigeria. In conclusion, steps that could help in proffering solutions to the menace of drug abuse and alcoholism among students was recommended
Keywords: Drug, Drug abuse, Alcohol, Alcoholism, Peer influence.