SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, TRENDS AND PRACTICE
VOL. 28 NO. 8 JUNE, 2023.
SUB-SAHARA AFRICAN ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS,
Centre for African Development Studies, P. O. Box 10108, U. I. Post Office. Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria.
SOCIAL VARIABLES AND MARITAL INSTABILITY AMONG MARRIED PERSONS IN RIVERS STATE: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING
*NYECHE, PEACE AMADI; & **MACLEAN, ONISOYA Ph.D
*Department of Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni, P.M.B. 5047, Port Harcourt, Rivers State. **Department of Educational Foundations, Rivers State University, PMB 5080, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
This study examined Social Variables and Marital Instability among Married Persons in Rivers State. The study adopted correlational research design. Three research questions and three hypotheses guided the study. The population comprised all married couples in Rivers State. The population is estimated at 1,206,257. The sample comprised 300 married persons (110 men and 190 women) selected through stratified random sampling technique. The questionnaire titled “Social Variables and Marital Instability Questionnaire” (SVMIQ). The SVMIQ was divided into two sections, A and B. Section A is made up of demographic variables such as name and number of years of marriage. Section B was further divided into two (2) areas: “Social Variables Questionnaire” (SVQ) which consisted of 35 items designed to measure social variables and “Marital Instability Questionnaire” (MIQ) which comprised 20 items designed to measure marital crisis. The instrument was validated by the researcher’s supervisor and two experts in measurement and evaluation. The reliability of the instrument was determined using test retest method. The reliability indices of SVMIQ were: SVQ r=0.80 and MIQ r=0.74. Pearson Product Moment Correlation was used to answer all the research questions and test all the hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that there was a significant negative relationship between financial dissatisfaction and marital instability, there was a negative significant relationship between sexual incompatibilities and marital instability and there was a significant negative relationship between in-law’s interference and marital instability among married persons in Rivers State. Based on the finding, the study recommended that married persons should be open to each other on financial issues. No partner should secretly keep money elsewhere without the knowledge of the other.
Keywords: social variables, marital instability, sexual instability, in-law interference
TEACHER ROLE PERCEPTION, MOTIVATION AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA
*AHMAD SHUAIBU ABDULLAH (Ph.D.); **IYALA FELIX EMEKA (Ph.D.); ***YUSUF SUZANA; & ***UGO, MARYANN IFEOMA
*Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State. **Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Veritas University, Abuja. ***Department of Educational Management, Nasarawa State University, Keffi
The study assessed the relationship among teachers’ role perception, motivation and students’ academic performance in secondary schools, Abuja. The research design used for this study was correlational survey research design. The total population of the study consisted of 3418 teachers The sample size of the study consisted of 339 respondents. The instrument used for data collection was validated and it yielded 0.79 as logical validity index. The instrument 0.71 as the reliability index. 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 major findings of the study indicated that there is a significant relationship between teacher role perception and motivation in secondary schools in FCT, Abuja, there is a significant relationship between teacher motivation and students’ academic performance in secondary schools in FCT, Abuja and there is a significant interrelationship among teacher role perception, motivation and students’ academic performance in secondary schools in FCT, Abuja. The study recommends that there is a need to provide a favourable working condition of service for teachers by FCT Secondary Education Board to enable them to develop positive perceptions and be happy to undertake their assigned responsibilities without being coerced.
Keywords: Teachers’ Role Perception, Motivation and Students’ Academic Performance
ASSESSMENT OF BULLYING BEHAVIOUR AWARENESS AMONG PRIVATE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN LAGOS STATE, NIGERIA
AKINKUGBE ABIOLA IDOWU1, ADETOLA ADESEGUN SAMSON2 & OLORUNPOMI REBECCA AGBOOLA3
1Faculty of Communication and Liberal Studies, Lagos State University of Science and Technology, (LASUSTECH), Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria. 2National Agricultural Extension and Research Liaison Services, Ahmadu Bello University, (NAERLS/ABU), Samaru-Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. 3Belamour Consulting (and Allied Services), Lagos State, Nigeria.
The purpose of this assessment is to evaluate the awareness of bullying behaviour among private secondary school students in Lagos State, Nigeria. Data was collected via Focus Group Discussions (FGD) as approaches to establishing the objectives by sampling of students in two private secondary schools in the state – DIV-HELP College in Mafoluku/Oshodi Local Government Area and Genesis High School in Ajah/Eti-Osa Local Government Area. Grounded in constructivism theory, the results show that students are aware of bullying, its nature and how to handle it through campaigns by some organizations and individuals, and victims of out-of-school bullying report the incidents to instructors and the school administration, who take action to minimize the situation. They are however ineffective in combating bullying because the incidence continues to climb, with the majority of pupils engaging in such behaviour. Hence, the study proposes that there is a need for more awareness about bullying behaviour among private secondary school students in Lagos State. Educators and parents should work together to create an environment where bullying is not tolerated and where students feel safe from bullying.
Keywords: Bullying Awareness, Bullying Behaviour, Private school, Secondary school, Students
ETHICAL EVALUATION OF TEAMWORK AND CHURCH DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY
UTSUA, T. PETER PhD; ISHAYA OYIWOSEI OWUSAKYO PhD; & DANASEBE SHAGARI
Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Nasarawa State University Keffi Nigeria
It is often said that if you want to arrive fast, you should walk alone and if the objective is to arrive far, you should do it in a team, even if the team is just of two people. Teamwork is good because it increases efficiency (effectiveness) by bringing different minds to focus on the same problem in order to encourage mutual support. This paper to evaluate the teamwork and church development in the 21st century, to evaluate whether the Church and other organizations must thrive, team work must be put at the front burner.
Keywords: Ethical Evaluation, Teamwork, Church, Development, 21st Century.
ASSESSING THE USE OF ICT FACILITIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING BUSINESS EDUCATION BY LECTURERS AND STUDENTS OF ADAMAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, HONG, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA
LINUS MATHIAS*, GILIKI JERISON** AND HABU JINGI UMAR***.
**Department of Computer Science, College of Education, Hong, Adamawa State, Nigeria. **Department of Computer Science, College of Education, Hong, Adamawa State, Nigeria. ***Department of Office Technology and Management, Federal Polytechnic, Mubi, Adamawa State, Nigeria.
The study assessed lecturers and students level of knowledge on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities and the extent to which they are utilizing these facilities. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The internal consistency of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alfa and reliability coefficient of 0.89 was obtained. Data was analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The population of the study was two hundred and fifteen (215) respondents. While sample size of one hundred and forty six (146) respondents, which consist of 14 lecturers, 132 students both NCE II and NCE III were selected using simple random sampling technique. The results show that lecturers have the knowledge of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in teaching BUSINESS EDUCATION (BED). However, they rarely use them in teaching (Since they use them few times in a month). It was also found that lecturers’ years of teaching experiences and academic qualifications were significant factors influencing the extent of utilization of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in teaching. Furthermore, it was found that students’ level of knowledge acquired on the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in learning Business Education was low. It was recommended among others that there should be regular sensitization programmes on the importance of using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in teaching as it promotes students’ learning and enhance their academic achievement.
Keywords: Lecturers, Students, extent of knowledge and use, ICT, Teaching, Learning, and Business Education (BED).
PLATO’S PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION: LESSONS FOR NIGERIA EDUCATION
*ALHAMDU ISHAYA; **PROF. JOSEPH MUSA MAINA; AND **PROF. DAKU NOAH JIMBA
*Department of Educational Foundations, School of Education, Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare, Bauchi State. **Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education University of Jos.
This paper is set out to examine Plato’s philosophy of education: lessons for Nigerian education. Plato was a great educational thinker and his contribution to education has benefited the whole world Nigeria inclusive. The study was carried out using the philosophical research method, where Plato’s conception of knowledge was discussed, the paper examined the major contributions of Plato’s philosophy to the practical methodology of education; this can be seen in the area of state control of education, compulsory education, nursery education, education for all among others. Lessons that we can derive from Plato’s philosophy of education to Nigerian education were analysed. It was revealed that some of Plato’s educational ideas are not implemented in Nigerian education. These are; compulsory education and free education. The paper came up with the following recommendations; Nigerian government should try to implement the aspect of compulsory education for every child and education should be free for all levels of schooling in Nigeria.
IMPACT OF CHILD LABOUR ON PUPIL’S PRIMARY EDUCATION IN MAIDUGURI METROPOLIS, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA
*BARR. BABA GANA SHETTIMA; & **ALI MUHAMMAD
*International Red Cross Committee, No. 3 Abubakar Gangaram Street, off Circular Road Damboa Road Junction, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. **Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, P.M.B 1526, Maiduguri, Borno State, GSM: 08087665898,
The study assessed the impact of child labour on pupil’s primary education in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to assess: impact of hawking on pupil’s primary education; and the impact of apprenticeship on pupils’primary education in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of all the forty six (46) public primary schools of Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria. The researcher considered only primary five (5) pupils in the sample selection. Stratified sampling technique was used to select one hundred and fifteen (115) pupils who were engaged in child labour, whereas five pupils in each of the twenty three (23) schools were selected. Structured questionnaire was used for data collection. The questionnaire was validated and pilot tested. The validity index yielded a coefficient of .72, while the reliability index yielded a coefficient of 0.73. Mean and standard deviation were used to analysis the data. The findings of the study revealed that hawking has negatively affected pupils ‘primary education as well as apprenticeship negatively affected pupils’ primary education in Maiduguri Metropolis, Borno State, Nigeria. It was recommended that Government should create a policy that will safeguard pupils’ right of having primary education, Government should create awareness among parents that they should support the education of their children in the State.
Keywords: Impact, Child labour, Hawking, Apprenticeship, primary Education.
ASSESSMENT OF SCHOOL FEEDING PROGRAMME, ENROLMENT AND RETENTION RATE AMONG PUPILS IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN JEMA’A LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA
IBRAHIM HARUNA MAGAJI; JOHN SUNDAY; & WAZIRI SANDRA CYRIL
Department of physical and Health Education, Kaduna state college of education, Gidan waya
The study examined the school feeding programme, enrolment and retention rate among pupils in primary schools in Jema’a local government Area, Kaduna state,. The research used descriptive survey design. The research constituted all teachers in public primary schools in Jema’a local government Area, Kaduna state. The instrument used for data collection was self-structured questionnaire. The questionnaire was titled: School Feeding Programme, Enrolment and Retention Rate Questionnaire (SFPERQ). The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) was used to analyze the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the findings revealed that school feeding programme improve pupil’s enrolment rate in primary schools in Jema’a local government Area Kaduna state; Finding found that school feeding programme facilitate the ability for pupils to play a supportive role in classroom lesson in Jema’a local Government Area of Kaduna State; and finding revealed that challenges such as (poor supervision and monitoring, corruption, lack of data for planning and evaluation, insufficient fund, shortage of food supply, lack of teachers and head master support, inadequate community support, poor government commitment and delay in disbursement of fund) of school feeding programme in Jema’a local Government Area of Kaduna State. The study therefore, recommends that government at all levels to ensure that sufficient disbursement of fund for the school feeding programme in order to accommodate and increase the enrolment rate of pupils in rural and urban areas in Jema’a local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Keywords: enrolment, pupils, primary school, retention rate, school feeding programme
EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM IN CURBING RADICALISM IN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS IN NIGERIA
DR (MRS) PHILOMENA NGOZI NJOKU; DR. (MRS) KATE CHIKODI ANYANWU; & ADENIJI BUSAYO
Department of Social Studies, Federal College of Education, Zaria
The paper titled Effective Implementation of Social Studies Curriculum In Curbing Radicalism In Higher Institutions In Nigeria. The main purpose of this paper is to examine the extent to which Social Studies curriculum has been used in curbing radicalism in our higher institutions across Nigeria. The paper considered content and concept of social studies curriculum, radicalism, adequate human resources, political influences, government policies, and availability and effective utilization of instructional materials as major factors that contribute to ineffective implementation of Social Studies curriculum in curbing radicalism across higher institutions in Nigeria. Some challenges of Social Studies curriculum will also be addressed. The paper made use of secondary sources such as relevant journals, textbooks and the internet. The paper recommends that the government, non-governmental agencies should organize workshops conferences, seminars, among others on the strategies, methods and construction of special tools for the evaluation of social studies curriculum and how it can be used in curbing radicalism in Nigeria.
Keywords: Effective Implementation, Social Studies Curriculum, Radicalism.
IMPROVING THE QUALITY AND TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING PROCESS: AN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY APPROACH
*ANGELA LARAI GUGONG; & **AMADAOWEI FORSMAN
*Department of Computer & Educational Technology, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna. **Department of Primary Health Care Education, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna
This paper is focused on the education technology as a discipline that enhanced effective teaching and learning process in all levels of education in Nigeria education system. Therefore, the paper pinpoint the role of education teaching in teaching, it also discusses functions of educational technology, recommendation such as teachers should update their knowledge through workshops, seminars and conferences on the relevance of educational technology, toward improving the quality and techniques of teaching and learning.
Keywords: Improving, Quality, Techniques, Teaching, Educational, Technology.
EFFECTS OF TERTIARY EDUCATION TRUST FUND (TETFUND) INTERVENTION IN BUSINESS EDUCATION AND ITS BENEFITS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
DR SAMUEL OYEKAN ASHOGBON
Department of Accounting Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Yaba, Lagos,
This opinion paper examines the effects of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) intervention in Business education and its benefits for sustainable development with special attention to Business Education. The paper’s objective was to x-ray the various interventions of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) with special attention to it’s impact on Business Education development in Nigeria. The study employed a desktop research method whereby relevant journals, texts, websites, and books were reviewed to meet the research objectives. The study reviewed the services provided by the TETfund, mission and objectives of the TETfund. The study found that TETfund intervention in Nigeria Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education whether it have impacted positively on the infrastructural and human development of the institutions; the implications of this for sustainable development are also positive. The study recommends among others, good governance and transparency on the part of TETfund and beneficiary institutions management; involvement of donor agencies to assist government in funding tertiary education in Nigeria, tertiary institutions should embark on business ventures and adequate electricity supply to make the equipment’s functional.
Keywords: TETfund, business education, intervention, sustainable development, government agencies, tertiary institutions, funding.