INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIBRARY SCIENCE AND EDUCATION RESEARCH
VOL. 29 NO. 8 – SEPT., 2023
CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL,
Africa (Nigeria): CAHDC, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria.
INTEGRATING MOTHER TONGUE WITH ENGLISH FOR SUCCESSFUL TEACHING AND LEARNING IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA
1MONICA EMMANUEL ALAKU PhD; 2NZUBE VIVIAN OKPALA; & 3BITRUS AUDU SULE PhD
1&2Department of Arts and Social Science Education, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria. 3Department of Educational Foundations, Philosophy of Education, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria.
Mother Tongue is a real tool for fundamental education for many reasons. It is crucial for framing peoples’ thoughts and feelings. For a child’s overall growth, learning to communicate in their mother tongue is essential. The child gains several advantages from speaking it well because it is their original language. It connects her to her culture, promotes better cognitive growth, and aids in the learning of other languages. Although English is the official language and the medium of instruction in schools in Nigeria, many students come from different language origins and have variable degrees of English competence, which frequently makes it difficult for them to communicate and understand one another in class. Mother tongue languages, which are the main tongues used in students’ homes and communities, can be integrated into the educational framework to close the achievement gap. However, there are certain difficulties with this integration. Concerns about ignoring English competence, a lack of standardized teaching materials in native languages, and insufficient teacher preparation are still major problems. To address these issues, extensive changes must be made to language policy, funding must be put into programs for teacher preparation, and instructional materials must be created that are sensitive to cultural differences and contextually appropriate. The author suggests that in order to overcome the difficulties and create an atmosphere where both languages may coexist peacefully for the benefit of Nigerian education, legislators, educators, parents, and communities must work together.
Keywords: Mother Tongue, English Language, Teaching and Learning, Secondary Schools
PERCEPTION OF UNDERGRADUATES ON THE UTILIZATION OF ONLINE COLLABORATIVE TOOLS FOR LEARNING IN SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA
*DR. ADEFUYE, ADETAYO LINUS; **DR. OMOYAJOWO BAMIDELE STEPHEN; ***DR. OLUSANJO, MICHEAL OLUWOLE; *PROF. AKOREDE O. JIMOH; ****OSISANWO TEMITOPE A.; & *****ADEWOGA, THOMAS SUNDAY
*Department of Educational Technology, College of Specialized and Professional Education (COSPED), Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria. **E-Tutor Supervisor & Communications Officer, University of Ibadan, Distance Learning Centre. ***University Osun state College of Education, Ila Orangun. ****Department of Library and information Science, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode. *****Department of Biological Sciences, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode.
Online collaborative tools are online innovative and instructional tools that can be used to supplement traditional teaching and learning for the enhancements of students’ positive academics performance. In spite of its immense instructional benefits, these tools have not been fully utilised for learning among undergraduates in Nigeria. Hence, the study examined the Perception of Undergraduates on the Utilization of online Collaborative tools for learning in selected Universities in South-west, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to ; (i) Take inventory of the kind of online accessible tools available for learning among undergraduates in South-west Nigeria; (ii) investigate the perception of undergraduates towards online collaborative tools for learning. The study was a descriptive of the cross-sectional survey type. Two research questions were answered and tested respectively. One thousand, four hundreds and twelve sample of respondents were drawn from 12 Federal and State universities in South-west, Nigeria. Data were collected using structured questionnaire. Descriptive statistics of Mean score, Frequency counts and Percentage distribution were used to answer research questions. The findings of the study showed that: Majority of the respondents had the following online collaborative tools: Facebook, Google Plus (Google +), To Go, Twitter, You Tube, LinkedIn, Myspace, Blogger.com and What’s Aps. Most respondents Perceived online collaborative tools to be useful for learning with grand mean score of 3.15. The study concluded that there was a significant relationship between undergraduates students’ perceived usefulness, ease of use, attitude and intention to use collaborative tools for learning. Based on the findings, the study recommends that government should give the necessary supports on the procurement of all needed facilities for collaborative learning. Undergraduates should help themselves by exhibiting high positive attitudes and competencies in the utilization of online collaborative tools. Also, Undergraduate should help themselves by making use of online collaborative tools for instructional purpose and shift their foci from using it for fun and entertainment.
Keywords: Online Collaborative Tools, Learning, Undergraduates, Attitude.
EFFECTS OF GEOGEBRA SOFTWARE PACKAGE ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ALGEBRA IN EDO STATE, NIGERIA
DR SULE SAMUEL SARDAUNA
Department of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria.
This study investigated the effects of GeoGebra software package on senior secondary school students’ academic performance in Algebra in Edo State, Nigeria. The study employed pretest posttest quasi experimental research design. A total of 2,413 public senior secondary one (SS1) students in Akoko Edo Education zone, Edo State, Nigeria constituted the population of the study. . Through multi-stage sampling techniques, a sample size of 100 senior secondary one (SS1) students was drawn from two public schools and used for the study. This study used an instrument called Algebra Concepts Performance Test with the acronym ACPT, The ACPT was constructed by the researchers and validated by experts in the field of Mathematics Education and Measurement and evaluation. The ACPT was used to measure the ability of students’ academic performance in Algebra. The Reliability coefficient of 0.85 was established using the Split half method. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were stated and formulated to guide the study. Data obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistics (Mean and Standard deviation) to answer the research questions while inferential statistics (ANCOVA) was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that there was a significant difference between the mean performance scores of students who were taught Algebra using GeoGebra software package (GSP) and those who were taught using conventional instructional method (F = 34.882, p = .000< α = 0.05) This indicates that students taught Algebra with Geogebra software package (GSP) performed better than those taught with conventional instructional method (CIM). There was no significant difference between effect of the use of GSP to teach the male and the female students Algebra (F = .060, p = .809> α = 0.05). The study therefore, recommended that, mathematics teachers should use technology (Geogebra software) and other innovative instructional strategies should be embraced to continuously improve students’ academic performance. Also, mathematics teachers should make sure that both the male and the female students are meaningfully involved or engaged in the class during classroom instruction so as to avoid gender biased
Keywords: Geogebra Software Package, Senior Secondary School Students, Academic Performance, Algebra, Gender
CONCEPTUALISING HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES AND EMPLOYEE PERFORMANCE OF HIGHER EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS IN NORTHEAST, NIGERIA
MUSA, ABUBAKAR; DR. MUKAILA ADEBISI IJAIYA; & DR. C.K DAUDA
Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies, Federal University of Technology, Minna
The study aims to propose a model for examining the relationship between Human Resource Management (HRM) practices and the Employee performance with employee commitment as a mediator in Higher Educational Institutions (HEIs) of Northeast, Nigeria. The study utilises existing literature about the major concepts in the study, such as employee commitment, human resource management practice as well as employee performance. In line with the current literature, it was indicated that human resource management practices in the form of selection and recruitment, training and development, and compensation and rewards, have significant impacts on Employee commitment and employee performance. The literature review shows a potential mediation of employee commitment on the relationship between human resource practice as well as employee performance. In line with the preceding, the paper recommends that an empirical investigation should be undertaken on the effect of HRM practice on employee performance through the mediating effect of employee commitment of higher educational institutions in northeast, Nigeria.
Keywords: Human Resource, Management Practices, Employee Performance, Higher Educational, Institutions, Northeast, Nigeria
AVAILABILITY AND USAGE OF CLOUD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING IN NIGERIA UNIVERSITIES
OLAWOYIN SERIFAT JOKE; & PROF. G.O AKINOLA
Department of Management & Accounting, Faculty of Administration, OAU, Ile-Ife.
This paper identified the different types of cloud computing technologies that are available for teaching and learning among universities in Southwestern Nigeria. It also examined the level of the application or usage in teaching and learning among selected universities in Southwestern Nigeria. The study employed a descriptive cross-sectional survey research design. Lecturers from Southwestern Nigeria public and private universities served as population for the study. Three hundred lecturers and 700 students were selected from the universities using stratified sampling technique. Data for the study was collected using two instruments: “Questionnaire on Acceptance and Application of Cloud Computing Technologies for Teaching” (QAACCTT) and “Questionnaire on Acceptance and Application of Cloud Computing Technologies for Learning” (QAACCTL). The data was analyzed using percentage, mean and standard deviation.The result identified cloud computing technologies for teaching and learning by these grouping; Learning Management system had Google Classroom as the most commonly used with (78.50%) for teaching and (80.06%) for learning. Cloud Storage Apps had Google Drive as the highest used with 43.00% for teaching and 38.40% for learning. The Cloud Based Video Conferencing Platform had Zoom as the most commonly used with 67.20% for the lecturers and 61.60% for the students, Google Meet followed with 43.01% and 43.00% for both lecturers and students respectively. Lastly the Social Media group had WhatsApp as the most commonly used with (65.05%) and (65.18%) for both teaching and learning activities respectively. The level of application of these technologies for teaching and learning among the selected universities was discovered using data gathered from 15 and 9 items in the lecturers’ and students’ questionnaires respectively. The Mean, frequency counts and standard deviation of replies for each item are available in the body of the paper. The study concluded that the awareness of the use of cloud computing technologies in teaching and learning was not popular then in Nigerian public universities while private universities have a little knowledge of the usage.
Keywords: Availability, Cloud Computing, Technologies, Teaching, Learning
THE INFLUENCE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN A DEMOCRATIC CONTEXT: INSIGHTS FROM NIGERIA
*YEMI OWOLABI; **AMBALI, A. A. ADEREMI; **FATIHU SALMANU YAKUBU; & **BASHIR ADO YUSUF
*Department of Marketing, University of West Alabama, U.S.A. **Department of Agricultural Education, School of Secondary Education (Vocational), Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State.
As Nigeria, a developing nation, aspires to attain a robust economy by 2020, it is imperative to enhance its educational landscape, particularly in areas such as entrepreneurship. The significance of entrepreneurship cannot be overstated, and its integration into higher education holds the potential to address crucial macroeconomic challenges. These challenges encompass the reduction of unemployment and poverty rates, fostering economic growth, and advancing overall development. This paper scrutinizes the concepts of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education, highlighting their pivotal roles in national advancement within a democratic framework. Additionally, the paper offers recommendations to governmental bodies, policymakers, educators, and other stakeholders to facilitate the promotion of entrepreneurship education throughout Nigeria.
ANALYSIS OF LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION AS A DETERMINANT OF REALIZATION OF OBJECTIVES OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA
ABENITUS ISAAC MATTHEW
Department of English Language, College of Education, P.M.B 1021 Zing, Taraba State.
This study analyzed language of instruction as a determinant of realization of objectives of universal basic education programme in Taraba State. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. Descriptive research design was used and simple random sampling technique was used to select 393 sample size out of 23,585 total population. A researcher-developed questionnaire titled ‘Language of Instruction and Attainment of Objectives of UBE Questionnaire LIAOUBEQ’ was used for data collection and reliability coefficient of 0.77% was obtained using Cronbach’s Alpha Reliability Analysis. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation for answering research questions while Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that language of instruction does not significantly determine realization of communicative skills among UBE students (with r-cal. of 0.02 at 392 degrees of freedom and 0.96 p-value as against 0.05 statistical benchmark); language of instruction does not significantly determine realization of life skills among UBE students (with r-cal. of 0.007 at 392 degrees of freedom and 0.13 p-value as against 0.05 statistical benchmark); as well as language of instruction significantly determine realization of civic values among UBE students (with r-cal. of 0.12 at 392 degrees of freedom and 0.01 p-value as against 0.05 statistical benchmark). The study therefore concluded that language of instruction is a potential factor capable of having negative or positive impact on realization of objectives of universal basic education programme in the study area. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that the State Government through relevant agencies should organize seminar, workshop and conference programmes for UBE teachers on importance of language of instruction in achieving objectives of UBE programme, especially to improve on communicative skills of the learners; and that native language should be used for inculcating civil ways of life and promote unity among community members at large.
Keywords: Language of Instruction, UBE Programme, Objectives, Realization, Taraba State
PSYCHOSOCIAL VARIABLES PREDISPOSING LATENESS TO SCHOOL AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT IN ESAN WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
*ONOLEMHEMHEN, P. E. Ph.D; & **AKPEDE MABEL Ph.D.
*Department of Guidance and Counseling, Faculty of Education, Amborse Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State. **Institute of Education, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State.
The study examined psychosocial factors predisposing lateness to school among secondary school students in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. Specifically, the study sought to determine whether academic stress, depression or emotional stability is responsible for lateness to school among secondary school students. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population of the study covered three thousand, two hundred and seventy two (3272) Senior Secondary School students in 16 secondary schools in Esan West Local Government. A sample of one hundred and sixty three (163) secondary school students was used for the study. The instrument used was a questionnaire titled: Psychosocial Factor to Lateness Survey Questionnaire (PFLSQ). The reliability of the instrument was done using Cronbach reliability technique. Mean (X ̅) and standard deviation (S.D) was used to analyze the research question. The result showed that academic stress, depression and emotional instability predispose lateness to school among secondary school students in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State. It was recommended that schools should operate a strict and functional punctuality policy whereby every student, teacher or any other staff of the school that resumes after a particular scheduled time will not be allowed into the school premises.
Keywords: Psychological Factors, Predisposing Lateness, Stress, Tardiness
ANALYSIS OF STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE IN NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS COUNCIL (NECO) ON THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS, IN BORNO STATE
MARI LIKITA (Ph.D)
Borno State University, Maiduguri, Department of Education.
This study aims at analyzing the Student’s Performance in National Examinations Council (NECO) on the management of public secondary schools in Maiduguri and Biu Education Zones, Borno State, Nigeria 2015-2019. The study was guided by three objectives, research questions and hypotheses. The research Design was an ex-post facto in collaboration with descriptive research design. The population of the study comprises all the 46 Senior Secondary schools in the two Zones. All the 20 examination centers (schools) with 26,700 registered Students‟ were randomly chosen for this study. Result shows that there was effect of management on public senior secondary schools in Student’s Performance in Mathematics with highest mean in 2019 and lowest in 2015 in National Examinations Council (NECO) in Maiduguri and Biu Education Zones. There was effect of Management on public senior secondary schools in student’s performance in English language with higher mean in 2019, and lowest in 2017 in National Examinations Council (NECO) in Maiduguri and Biu Education Zones. There was effect of management on public senior secondary schools in student’s performance in Science Subjects with highest mean in 2019 and lowest in 2015 in National Examinations Council (NECO) in Maiduguri and Biu Education Zones. Therefore, it was recommended among others that, The States ministry of education and the management of secondary schools should organizes seminars, workshops, and conferences for teachers.
EXPLORING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE FOR RECORDS AND ARCHIVAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AI-RAMS) FOR NIGERIAN PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS
*OMIGIE, CHRISTOPHER AGBENIARU PhD; *KRUBU, DORCAS EJEMEH PhD; AND **ANTHONY, OBOITE SOLOMON
*Department of Library and Information Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma – Nigeria. **Federal College of Education (Technical) Library, Ekiadolor, Benin City – Nigeria.
This paper is an academic review of literature perspective on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and benefits for records and archival management system in Nigerian public establishments. In the paper are the concept of AI as a computer-generated reality of human intelligence machine structured and accepted for doing human task with increased efficiency and security of data and information in the production and management processes; the affirmed sophisticated and overwhelming proficiency of the AI in assured fields of human endeavors; the negative impact of the AI on the human economy; as well as the state of records and archival management in Nigerian public establishments and the benefits of the application of AI for records and archival management system for the Nigerian public establishments.
Keywords: Archival, Records, Management, Artificial Intelligence
GOOGLE MAPS (GM) AS DETERMINANT OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND INTEREST OF SOCIAL STUDY STUDENTS: FOCUS ON TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN TARABA STATE, NIGERIA
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, P.M.B 1021, Zing, Taraba State.
Technological advancement has provided different gadgets for teaching-learning process in various fields of study. In social studies cohort for instance, Google Maps has been extolled for effective teaching and learning of students. But the extent at which Google Maps improve on academic performance and interest of social studies students is not yet documented. Therefore, the current study examined GM as determinant of academic performance and interest of social studies students in tertiary institutions of learning in Taraba State. The study was guided by three (3) research questions and three (3) research hypotheses while purposive sampling technique was used to select one hundred and sixty (160) penultimate students out of one thousand six hundred and seven (1,607) total population. Two instruments titles Google Maps in relation to Social Studies Performance Test- GMSSPT and Google Maps in relation to Social Studies Interest Rate- GMSSIR, which yielded 0.86% reliability coefficient after using split half analysis with the aid of SPPS were used for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer research questions while Chi-square and T-test analysis as deemed appropriate were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that GM significantly determine mean performance score of tertiary institution students in social studies class; GM significantly determine interest of tertiary institution students in social studies class as well as GM does not determine differences in mean performance scores of male and female tertiary institution students in social studies class. It was concluded that Google Maps tools are viable and needful instruments for attracting students’ interest in the field of social studies and subsequently improve on academic performance. Among others, it was recommended that the management of tertiary institutions of learning in Taraba State should consider Google Maps integration into social studies cohort in order to enhance on students’ academic performance and instill relevant modern skills expected of environmentalist in the world of work; and that inclusion of Google Maps in social studies class will help streamline gender stereotyping in social studies unit thereby ensuring balance of performance on the basis of gender and increase enrolment of female students into the field of social studies.
Keywords: Google Maps, Social Studies Students, Academic Performance, Student’s Interest, Tertiary Institution of Learning
ANALYSIS OF OSIBOYE OLUWASEUN WOOD ASH EXPLORATION: EDUCATION FOR ALL, NORTHERN CONCEPT, THE BEAUTY OF MAYANKA 3, PATCHED MASK, JUBILATION AND SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY
OSIBOYE OLUWASEUN OPEYEMI
Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State.
Material research challenges the artist like (Osiboye Oluwaseun Opeyemi) to explore the essence of new media in creating works that excel in form, sensibility and vision. He has explored different materials like Bones; Camel and Cow, Tiles; Broken and Used, Grog, Granite Stones, Metal Scraps and of resent Wood Ash. The aim of the study is an attempt to analyse the artworks of Osiboye Oluwaseun Opeyemi that was produce using wood ash as a medium of expression, through observation and descriptive method of analysis thus generating documents for the artworks, medium (ash) and the artist (Osiboye Oluwaseun Opeyemi), while the objectives were to identify and classify the artworks base on the exploration of wood ash as a medium and other medium been explored to test for the compatibility of wood ash (Mixed Media), which include the combination of ash with metal, the combination of ash and bone and the combination of the three medium which include Ash, Bone and Metal. It was these Mixed media explorations of Osiboye Oluwaseun Opeyemi that the classifications were based upon, which led to the classification of the works into Series 1 to 4. Twelve Artworks produced out of ash were identified and classified. They are Faces 1, Faces 2, Desert Warrior 3, Jubilation, Coat of Many Colours, Twelve Maiden, Political Freedom, Northern Concept, Education for All, Patched Mask, The Beauty of Mayanka Kano (3) and Save for a Raining Day. The study chooses to identify and analyse five (5) artworks. They following were identified, reviewed pictorially and analysed. They are Northern Concept, Patched Mask, The Beauty of Mayanka 3, Patched Mask and Jubilation. It was recommended that recycling should be considered as a major course or section on its own with a full syllabus in Fine Arts. It was also recommended that ash should be adopted as a medium of expression in sculpture.
Keywords: Jubilation, Northern Concept, Education for All, Patched Mask, The Beauty of Mayanka, Kano
EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TEACHERS CLASSROOM PRACTICE AND MOTIVATION ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PUPILS WITH HEARING IMPARIMENT IN BASIC SCIENCE IN OSUN STATE
YEKINNI, LUKUMAN OYEWOLE
Department of Educational Psychology, Federal College of Education (Special), Oyo.
Students with hearing impairment face countless challenges especially academic related matters. These challenges range from their inability to adequately understand concepts based in their hearing level, to the poor performances as a result of shortfall in production of competent personnel that will interpret and serve as guide to the education of the pupils with hearing impairment. The hearing students’ performance is found to be solemnly above the academic performance of person with hearing impairment. Nevertheless, academic performance of both the hearing impaired students and the hearing students can be traced to the educational background of motivations and incentives that could arouse their interest towards performing excellently. This study examined the relationship that exists between teachers’ classroom practice and motivation on the academic performance of pupils with hearing impairment in Basic science in Osun State, Nigeria. The sample for this study will comprise one hundred (100) pupils with hearing impairment randomly selected from Basic One to Basic Five. Two primary schools were purposefully selected from the study. Fifty pupils with hearing impairment were randomly selected from each of the two schools. Hence, the sampling technique adopted for this study is of purposeful sampling technique. It was found out that there was significant difference between motivated and unmotivated pupils with hearing impairment. That is, motivation correlates with rate of academic performance of pupils with hearing impairment in basic science subject (r=0.922, P<0.05). Therefore, it can be concluded that there were significant difference between academic performance of motivated and unmotivated pupils with hearing impairment. Recommendations were drawn from the findings from the study.
Keywords: Classroom Practice, Motivation, Academic Performance, Pupils with Hearing Impairment, Basic Science