SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, TRENDS AND PRACTICE (SJESTP)
VOL. 26 (8) DECEMBER, 2022 ISSN: 2285-8565
Sub-Sahara African Academic Research Publications,
Centre for African Development Studies, University of Ibadan,
P. O. Box 10108, U. I. Post Office. Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria, West-Africa.
COUNSELLING PERSPECTIVES FOR OVERTURNING EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY, POLITICAL AND SECURITY CHALLENGES IN NIGERIA
1ABDULHAMEED SAIDU, AGATHA ALOIYE PETER2 & GAMBO SANTALI3
1Al-Qalam University Katsina, Department of Sociology. 2Department of Educational Foundation, Federal University, Dutsinma, Katsina State. 3 College of Education, Daraza, Bauchi State
The paper writes on critical contemporary issues on education, politics and security which the researchers believe are the centers of focus in our country nowadays. Researcher, pointed out in his research why all hands should be on desk to address the issue of insecurity in the country so that our students as well as lecturers will be safe in the classrooms. The paper explains the need to diversify our research works towards critical issues like security and political issues in our country. The paper also calls for individual lecturer’s participations in the fight against kidnappers using all the available avenues suitable for wiping them out. There is need for government to find lasting solutions to the problems of insecurity in northern Nigeria which in turn will help to boost students’ morale and enhance their academic performance as well. The paper recommended that, there should be enlightenment campaign to sensitize people about the importance of stages of moral development; psychometric tests should be used by all political parties to select their aspirants as to avoid illegal use of money during elections.
Keywords: counseling, psychology, education, politics, security.
IMPACT ASSESSMENT OF TEACHER’S TIME MANAGEMENT SKILLS ON CLASSROOM EFFECTIVENESS IN PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NORTH CENTRAL NIGERIA
DR SALIHU ABULLAHI GALLE1, DR YAKUBU SANI2 & ABIMIKU JIBRIN MUSA3
1Educational Research, Measurement & Evaluation Unit, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria. 2Educational Administration and Planning, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria. 3Department of Educational Foundations, Nasarawa State College of Education Akwanga
This study investigated impact assessment of teacher’s time management skills on classroom effectiveness in public senior secondary schools in North Central Nigeria. Two research questions with its corresponding hypotheses guided the study. The study employed descriptive survey design, the population of the study consist all 14,111 teachers from public senior secondary schools in the North Central State in Nigeria and 550 teachers were used as a sample of the study through lottery method of simple random sampling techniques. The instrument for data collection entitled ‘‘Teachers Time Management Inventory Skills (TTMIS) was used for data collection. TTMIS was validated which gave 0.82 validity index and 0.79 reliability index. TTMIS was administered by the researchers and data collected were analyzed, using descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation to answered research question while pair t-test was used to test hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant. The finding revealed that, there is a significant impact between teachers’ time management skills and classroom managerial effectiveness and there is no significant impact of time management skills on male and female teachers’ ability to deliver instruction in North Central State of Nigeria. Based on the findings of this study, the following are recommended: To ensure that teachers apply time management skills in their daily routine, school management should design and apply some instrument for periodical appraisal of teachers’ time management skills based on achievement and teachers’ are encouraged to adopt the time management skill of setting time limit for each activity in the management of students’ classroom behavior; so as to increase their classroom managerial effectiveness among others.
Keywords: Assessment, Time Management Skills, Classroom Effectiveness, North Central Nigeria
EFFECT OF PEER PRESSURE AND PARENTAL EDUCATION ON CAREER CHOICE OF ADOLESCENT STUDENTS IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA
JOSEPH ADENIYI KOLAWOLE; DOLAPO PETER OLAGOKE; & GRACE M. OBASEKI
Library, Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji – Arakeji, Osun State
The study was designed to investigate if peer pressure and parental education have any influence on career choice among adolescent secondary school students. The study further revealed the relationship between the two primary factors (Peer Pressure and parental education) and career choice was determined using Pearson moment correlation coefficient. Three research instruments were used. They are: Career Choice of Adolescent Students (CCAS), Peer Pressure Assessment Scale (PPAS) and Parental Education Assessment Scale (PEAS). The population of the study comprises 1,920 adolescent Students in Senior Secondary (SS3). Result shows that there was no significant relationship between peer pressure and parental education influence on career choice of adolescents among secondary students. It is therefore recommended that many counsellors should be employed and work effectively with peers as regards career choice. Thus, this will improve career choice development prospects of adolescent students and our future workers.
Keywords: Career choice, Peer Pressure, Adolescent students and Parental Education.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPAL’S LEVEL OF EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NIGER STATE
*Dr. YAKUBU SANI; **Dr. KANA A.A. EBINI PhD; & ***SHITU SHUAIBU UMAR
*Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Management. **Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Sciences. ***Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology
The study assessed the relationship between principals’ level of emotional intelligence and conflict management in secondary schools in Niger State. The study was guided by three objectives with corresponding three research questions and hypotheses. The study was guided by Mixed Model of Emotions by Goleman (1998), Bar-On Theory of Emotional Intelligence (1997) and Conflict Process Theory by Goldman (1966). The research design used for this study was the correlational survey research design. The total population of the study consisted of 2890 teachers. The sample size of the study consisted of 914 respondents. The instrument used for data collection was the ‘Relationship between Principal’s Level of Emotional Intelligence and Conflict Management (TQRPLEICM). The instrument was duly validated and it yielded 0.64 as logical validity index. The instrument was pilot tested and the coefficient of internal consistency of 0.70 was obtained. Descriptive statistics of mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while Pearson’s product moment correlation was used to test all the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study indicated that there is a significant relationship between principal’s level of self-awareness and conflict management in secondary schools in Niger State, there was a significant relationship between principal’s level of social-awareness and conflict management in secondary schools in Niger State and there was a significant relationship between principal’s level of empathy and conflict management in secondary schools in Niger State. The study made three recommendations based on the findings. One of the recommendations of the study was that the Niger State Ministry of Education should organize regular training for principals through seminars and conferences to boost the level of their self-awareness component of emotional intelligence to help them become effective conflicts managers of their various secondary schools in the state.
Keywords: Principal, Emotional, Intelligent, Conflict, Management, Self-awareness and Empathy
COLLEGES OF EDUCATION SCIENCE STUDENTS AWARENESS OF E-BOOKS IN SCIENCES FOR LEARNING IN KADUNA STATE NIGERIA
PETER JOY ABOSEDE1 & FADIPE B. MICHAEL2
1Department of Educational Foundations, Veritas University Abuja. 2Department of Science Education, Veritas University Abuja.
E-Books are available electronic learning materials that give users the benefits to; retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute for teaching, learning, and research purposes. Over reliance on hardcopy handout, inadequate e-library facilities, and inadequate exposure to electronic resources among others are factors militating against efficient use of e-books. Hence, this study investigated the Colleges of education science students awareness, of e-books in for learning in Kaduna State Nigeria. Specifically, the study: determined COE science students awareness of e-books for learning. A descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted for the study. One research questions was used in-line with the purpose of the study, 398 respondents were randomly sampled from two colleges of education in Kaduna State. Frequency and percentage were used to answer the research question. Findings of the study revealed that College of education students were aware of e-books for learning and it was recommended that, orientation program should be organized for students in th school on how to download e-books.
Keywords: E-Books, Science, learning,, Awareness.
EFFECT OF GAME TEACHING METHOD ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN GEOMETRY CONCEPT OF MATHEMATICS IN AJAOKUTA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA
1SULE, SAMUEL SARDAUNA (Ph.D) & 2ZHEKABA IWA JONATHAN
1 Department of Education, Faculty of Arts and Education, Yobe State University, Damaturu – Nigeria. 2 Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria
This study investigated the effect of game teaching method on students’ academic performance in Geometry concept of Mathematics in Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Kogi State. Quasi-experimental research design was employed in the study. The target population of the study was 1,215 comprised all the senior secondary school two (SSS11) students in Ajaokuta Local Government Area, Kogi State. The study sample size was 120 students consisted of 70 males and 50 females from five schools in Ajaokuta Kogi State through purposive sampling procedure. An instrument titled “Geometry Performance Test (GPT) “was used for data collection. The reliability index of 0.83 for the instrument was determined using Pearson’s product moment correlation coefficient (PPMCC). The study was guided by two research questions with corresponding null hypotheses. Data collected were analyzed using Means, Standard deviations and ANCOVA. The findings of the study revealed that students taught the concept of Geometry using game teaching method performed better than their counterparts who were taught using conventional method. Based on the findings therein, the study recommended that Mathematics teachers should always adopt game teaching method in teaching the concept of Geometry in secondary schools. Conclusively, game teaching method as an instructional strategy facilitates or enhances students’ academic Performance on Geometry better than the use of conventional method.
Keywords: Mathematics, Geometry, Students’ academic performance, Game teaching method.
FACTORS IMPACTING EFFECTIVE TEACHING OF MOTHER TONGUE BASED INSTRUCTION IN A MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOM
1AKINTUNDE, ABRAHAM FEMI, (Ph.D.); 2 ADEYIGA, ABISOYE ADEDOYIN
1Department of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, University of Abuja. 2Department of Languages and Arts, School of Education, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 121 Marianhill Rd, Pinetown, Durban, 3605, South Africa.
The paper reviews literature on the use of mother tongue in teaching in a multilingual setting that affects the way pupils learn. It discusses the concept of mother tongue and defines Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MT-based MLE). The paper further explores the discussion of the positive benefits of Mother Tongue- based MLE. Specifically, this paper identified some problems that teachers encounter in implementing Mother Tongue-Based Instruction in a multilingual classroom and analyzed the strategies of teachers in implementing them.
Keywords: Mother tongue, mother tongue-based instruction, first language, second language and multilingual classroom
EFFECTS OF DIRECT AND INDIRECT METHODS COMPARED ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN ORAL ENGLISH IN GOMBE STATE
*JAMILAA.USMAN; & **HASSAN IBRAHIM
*English Unit, School of Basic and Remedial Studies, Gombe State University, Pmb 127 Gombe, Nigeria. **Literature in English Unit, School of Basic and Remedial Studies, Gombe State University
This study investigated the effectiveness of direct and indirect methods of teaching oral English among senior secondary school students in Yamaltu Deba LGA, Gombe State. Quasi experimental design was used as a research design. A Sample of 151 students were used while 79 students were used as experimental group, 72 respondents were for control group from the population of 1,284 senior secondary school (SSSC11) students of Yamaltu Deba LGA. One research question and hypothesis were raised for the study to establish consistency of the test. Test retest method of reliability was used for the target samples. Furthermore, the research questions were answered to carry out the analyses and the results were presented showing mean score. The hypotheses were tested statistically at 0.5 level of significance using T-test of independent. The finding indicates the effectiveness of direct method over indirect method. It indicates the effectiveness of using practical and pure target language, and weakness of using bridge language in teaching oral English. The findings elaborate the effectiveness of using appropriate method for a particular topic. Recommendations were made for further studies.
Keywords: Direct Method, Indirect method, Language, Teaching, Effectiveness and oral English.
IMPACT OF DEPRESSION ON COGNITIVE FUNCTION: IMPLICATION FOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS STUDENTS IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA
DR SALIHU ABDULLAHI GALLE, YUNUSA ALIYU AWAISU,2 DR. KANA. A. A. EBINI3
1Educational Research, Measurement & Evaluation Unit, Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria 2Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State College of Education, Akwanga Nigeria
Depression is a mood or emotional state that is marked by feelings of low self-worth or guilt and a reduced ability to enjoy life. This paper focused impact of depression on cognitive function: Implication for secondary schools’ students in Nasarawa state, Nigeria. However, cognitive decline is often linked to changes in mental health, association between mental illness and cognitive performance is not established in schools. This paper discussed the following; concepts and types of depressions, causes symptoms, effects of depression and its implication for schools. Thought, People in educational environments who are often depressed find it difficult to perform activities requiring advanced motor and cognitive abilities. It was concluded that, depression is also linked to physical activity, whereby physical activity may lower a person’s risk of developing depression and individuals students, lecturers and others educational stakeholders who exercise typically report better mental health and are less likely to be depressed, compared with individuals who do not exercise at all.
Keywords: Depression, Cognitive Functioning, Secondary Schools, Students, Nasarawa State
EFFECT OF JIGSAW II AND THINK-PAIR-SHARE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES ON STUDENTS’ ACQUISITION OF SCIENCE PROCESS SKILLS IN PRACTICAL BIOLOGY IN NASARAWA STATE, NIGERIA
OKA, USMAN APAWU; AND SAMUEL, IWANGER RUTH
Department of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education, Faculty of Education, Nasarawa State University
The study investigated the Effects of Jigsaw II and Think-Pair-Share Instructional Strategies on Students’ Acquisition of Science Process Skills in Practical Biology. The study adopted a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest control group design. The population for this study comprised 13,426 (7047 Male and 6379 Female) SSI students in West Senatorial District, Nasarawa State, Nigeria. A sample of 112 Senior Secondary One (SS1) student were drawn from three co-educational public senior secondary schools in West Senatorial Districts of Nasarawa State. Three research questions guided the study and three null hypotheses formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. A multi-stage sampling technique was used and arrived at one intact class each from the schools. The schools were randomly assigned to two treatment groups; Jigsaw II and Think-Pair-Share Instructional Strategies, and Control Group. An instrument titled Practical Biology Process Skills Acquisition Test (PBIPSAT) was developed, validated and used for data collection. PBIPSAT consists of 25 Multiple Choice Items (MCI) and 5 Practical Skills Test (PST) for assessing students’ acquisition of science process skills of experimentation, observation, identification, reporting and inferences. PBIPSAT has a reliability coefficient (internal consistency) of 0.85 was determined using split half methods. Mean and Standard Deviation were used to analyze the data while the null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 alpha level using Analysis of Co-variance (ANCOVA). A post hoc Analysis using Bonferroni test was done to determine the direction of superiority of means by Pair-wise Comparison based on the estimated marginal means. The results showed significant difference in the process skills mean scores in favour of Think-Pair-Share Instructional Strategy (TPSIS), followed by the students in the Jigsaw II Instructional Strategy (J2IS) with the Control Group having the least process skills mean scores. However, no significant difference was found between the process skills mean scores of males and females in the JIIIS and TPSIS methods. On the basis of this findings, it was therefore, recommended among others that teachers should be encouraged through organizing seminars, workshops and conferences, on the efficacy and the usefulness of TPSIS so as to improve students’ acquisition of science process skills. Biology students’ teachers during their pre-service training also be encouraged to use TPSIS and J2IS in order to eradicate the issue of poor performance, lack of interest as well as gender difference during delivery the concept of photosynthesis in a Biology class.
INFLUENCE OF STUDENTS’ RELATED FACTORS ON SHORTHAND ACHIEVEMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NORTH-EASTERN NIGERIA
AMINU ALHAJI DANLADI
Department of Vocational Education, School of Vocational and Technical Education, Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic Bauchi, Nigeria
The study examined the influence of students’ related factors on shorthand achievement of business education students in colleges of education in North-Eastern Nigeria. The study is guided by three objectives, research questions and hypotheses. The study adopted a survey research design and ex-post facto design to examine the variables under investigation. Structured questionnaires were administered to 360 randomly selected business education students of colleges of education in North-Eastern Nigeria. Data collected was analyzed using multiple regressions. The findings of the study revealed that study strategy self-concept and attitude have significant and positive influence on achievement of business education students in shorthand in colleges of education in North-Eastern Nigeria. Hence, the consistent failure of business education students in shorthand particularly in colleges of education in North-Eastern Nigeria can be reduced and achievement can also be improved. The present study recommend that shorthand lecturers should encourage business education students in colleges of education to develop a positive attitude towards shorthand and have good self-concept and study strategy as these will improve the students’ achievement in the course and minimize the massive and consistent failure recorded among business education students in shorthand; specifically, in colleges of education in North-Eastern Nigeria.
Keywords: study strategy, self-concept, attitude, business education students, shorthand achievement
THE USE OF COMPUTERS IN LEARNING MATHEMATICS: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ GENDER ATTITUDES IN KADUNA NIGERIA
OLUMUYIWA, S. A.; SULEIMAN, R.; AND ADEMUWAGUN, A.A
Department of Basic Sciences and General Studies Federal College of Forestry Mechanization, PMB, 2273 Afaka Kaduna.
This research work was based on the analysis of students’ gender attitudes on the use of computers in learning mathematics in junior secondary schools from Kaduna North and South Local Government Areas in Nigeria. Attitudinal variables considered were usefulness, excitement, and anxiety of students while using computers in learning mathematics. Data were collected using structured interviews with closed and open-ended questions, and analyzed by qualitative and quantitative techniques. School and classroom observations were done using structured schedules. Cognitive constructivism as developed by Piaget form the theoretical frame work for this research. The findings of the study showed that gender differences exist in the three variables which are usefulness: boys (52%) and girls (61%), excitement: boys (38%) and girls (42%) and anxiety: boys (34%) and girls (50%) while using computer to learn mathematics. It was concluded that the nature of computer studies curricula and teaching methodologies used in learning mathematics contributed significantly to these gender differences.
Keywords: Computers, Learning Mathematics, Junior Secondary, Students Gender, Attitudes.
THE ROLE OF INTERNET IN LEARNING OF ORAL ENGLISH IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
OTUU OBINNA OGBONNIA
Computer Science department, Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra State, Nigeria.
The advent of international networks has heralded positive changes in not just our businesses, hospitals, military, but also in our educational sectors. This advent has helped in sharing of materials, resources and knowledge which also has influenced the learning of Oral English in various Institutions. Of course, some researches have shown that greater percentage of students do not understand Oral English because of its teaching methods culminating mostly from negative influence of physical interactions between the students and the English teachers who are often regarded as not pronouncing the sounds of the spoken words correctly. Hence, this research compared the learning outcomes of students who learn Oral English from a physical teacher and that of the students who learn with an internet tutor with already embedded phonetic symbols and their corresponding sounds. The study opted for the latter, discarding the former. Google pronunciation App was the internet tutor used for this comparison. Online Google form was the data gathering tool used in the questionnaire drafting to elicit learning behavior from the selected students who were tutored by a physical teacher and the google pronunciation app. Four questions were strategically constructed for the enquiry and administered to the students selected. Chi-Square was used as the statistical tool for the analysis.
Keywords: Internet, Students, Institutions, Phonetics, Learning.
ENTREPRENEURIAL ORIENTATION AND PERFORMANCE OF ENTERPRISES OWNED BY POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS IN SOUTH-WEST NIGERIA
*EKECHUKWU, BERNADINE N.; **PROF. EPETIMEHIN, FESTUS M.; & **DR. OLUWAYOMI, AYOADE EKUNDAYO
*Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. **Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State.
This study was set to determine the relationship between entrepreneurial orientation and the performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students in Southwest Nigeria. Quantitative research technique was adopted for this study using questionnaire. The questionnaire was administered purposively on seventy-seven (77) students that were entrepreneurs from each of the selected three public polytechnics while questionnaire was also administered purposively on fifty-two (52) students that were entrepreneurs from each of the selected three private polytechnics in South-West Nigeria, making a total of three hundred and ninety (390) respondents in total. SPSS was used in the analysis of data collected. Both descriptive statistics such as frequencies, percentages, mean values were used and inferential statistical analysis, such as regression and ANOVA were carried out on the data collected. Findings from the study showed that entrepreneurship orientation; increases students risk taking and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; enhances students’ access to finance and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; helps small business to get access to capital and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; increases students’ competitive aggressiveness and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; increases students’ propensity to act autonomously and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; increases students’ processes, practices, and decision-making activities and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; opens the minds of students’ opportunity recognition, evaluation and exploitation of business opportunity and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; increases students’ innovativeness and performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students; increases students’ problem-solving skills which invariably affect the performance of enterprises owned by polytechnic students in Southwest Nigeria. In addition to that, the study concluded that the variation in management performance of enterprises owned by polytechnics students in Southwest, Nigeria is significantly explained by entrepreneurship orientation. The study concludes that “there is significant relationship between entrepreneurship orientation and the management performance of enterprises owned by polytechnics students in Southwest, Nigeria”.
Keywords: Entrepreneurial Orientation, Enterprises, Performance, Polytechnic Students, Nigeria.
EFFECTS OF JIGSAW COOPERATIVE LEARNING STRATEGY ON PHYSICS STUDENTS’ ATTITUDES AND ACHIEVEMENT IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NORTH-EAST, NIGERIA
1SANI IDRIS; 2IBRAHIM BELLO; & 3BALA SABO
Department of Physics, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State Nigeria.
This study is aimed at investigating the effects of jigsaw cooperative learning strategy on physics students’ attitudes and achievement in Colleges of Education, North-East, Nigeria. Four research questions were answered and four hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance in the study. The study adopted quasi-experimental research design, specifically, the pretest-posttest non-equivalent control group design in which intact classes were assigned to the experimental and control groups. The population of the study comprised of the entire 967 Physics students of Colleges of Education in North-eastern States of Nigeria comprising of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe States, from which 210 NCE II physics students of Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare Bauchi State, FCE Potiskum, Yobe State and FCE Gombe, Gombe State were sampled using purposive sampling technique. Six research assistants (two from each of the three sampled colleges) were employed to help the researchers in administering the treatments to both groups. A pre-test was conducted a week before commencement of the treatment which lasted for seven weeks. After the treatment a posttest was administered using the instruments. Two instruments were used in collecting data for the study, namely; Electromagnetism Students’ Achievement Test (ESAT) and Students’ Attitudes towards Physics Questionnaire (SATPQ). Both instruments were validated by the experts. Descriptive statistics (mean and standard deviation) were used to answer questions while inferential statistics (t-test and ANCOVA) were used to test the hypotheses. Data analysis was done using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 25 and 0.05 level of significance was adopted for testing the hypotheses. The reliability of the SATPQ was found to be 0.76 using Cronbach’s coefficient alpha method on the Statistical package for Social Sciences (SPSS) Software Version 25; while the reliability of ESAT was found to be 0.84, using kuder-Richardson formula 20 (K-R 20). The findings from the study revealed that Jigsaw cooperative learning strategy had a significant effect on students’ attitudes towards learning. Based on the findings of the study, some recommendations were made as seminars and workshops should be organize by professional bodies like Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) on jigsaw cooperative learning strategy to stimulate and popularize their use in classrooms and Physics teachers should be encouraged to use jigsaw cooperative learning strategy as method of instruction in order to improve their teaching, students’ attitude and achievement in physics.
IMPACT OF INDIGENOUS EDUCATION ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF SUSTAINABLE EDUCATION IN NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS
USMAN, ADISA ISSA; & AYUBA, OLANIYI JIBRIL
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria
This study investigated the impact of indigenous education on the achievement of sustainable education in Nigerian tertiary institutions. The study was survey descriptive in nature. The population for the study was all students of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria. The target population was drawn from 200l students from the Faculty of Education. 100 students was sampled using simple random sampling technique for the study. An adapted questionnaire was used in the study titled Impact of Indigenous Education on the Achievement of Sustainable Education in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. The reliability of the instrument was carried out with reliability index of 0.77. Three research questions were answered in the study. The study revealed that indigenous education has strong positive impact on achievement of sustainable education in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. It was therefore recommended that government at all level should prioritize indigenous education.
Keywords: Impact, Indigenous Education, Achievement, Tertiary Institution.
TEACHING READING COMPREHENSION AT SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL LEVEL OF EDUCATION: AN EXPLORATION OF ITS IMPORTANCE AND PROBLEMS IN CLASSROOM DELIVERY
AUTA, IBRAHIM KANYA; IBRAHIM, MUSTAPHA AFOLABI; & KAJINYANA, JOSEPH AYEACE
Department of English, Kebbi State Polytechnic, Dakingari
This paper takes a cursory look at the concept of reading comprehension – one of the basic components in English language as enshrined in the curriculum of senior secondary school level of Education in Nigeria. It identifies the advantages and roles played by reading comprehension in enhancing academic performance in virtually all school subjects among senior secondary school students in Nigeria. It explores some of the strategies to teaching reading comprehension and highlights practical problems associated with delivery of lessons in the teaching and learning of reading comprehension in typical classrooms of senior secondary schools in Nigeria. These problems include: lack of proper implementation of curriculum; unsuitable choice of language teaching strategies; inadequate instructional resources; and so on. The paper contends that to provide possible solutions to the identified problems, qualified English language teachers must be employed to handle reading comprehension; and the use of modern technology in lesson delivery by teachers should be encouraged. The educational implication which aims at stimulating students’ academic performance in all school subjects may be ineffective if the issues are not handled wisely. The paper concludes that senior secondary school students must acquire the reading comprehension abilities, as it forms the basis for all learning activities. Finally, the paper suggests that teachers of English language should be exposed to more training so as to acquire knowledge of different language strategies. This could go a long way in ameliorating the problems in teaching reading comprehension at senior secondary school in Nigeria.
Keywords: English Language, Reading Comprehension, Classroom delivery, Comprehension Strategies, Language Teaching,