INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION RESEARCH (IJCER) VOL. 4 NO.6


INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY EDUCATION RESEARCH

VOL. 4 NO.6 MAR-2018 ISSN: 2763-4216


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PAPERS:

 

A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN HEADS OF TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS’ MOTIVATIONAL STRATERGES AND ACADEMIC STAFF PERFORMANCE IN MAIDUGURI METROPOLIS, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

*DR. IBRAHIM BABA FIKA, **ALI MUHAMMAD ***MUSTAPHA LAWAN MODU,

*Department of Education, University of Maiduguri, P.M.B 1069, Nigeria. **Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies, P.M.B. 1526, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. *** Local Education Authority, Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria.

Abstract

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his study examined relationship between heads of tertiary institutions’ motivational strategies and academic staff performance in Maiduguri Metropolis Borno State, Nigeria. Two objectives that included relationship between heads of tertiary institutions’ intrinsic motivational strategies and academic staff performance, relationship between heads of tertiary institutions’ extrinsic motivational strategies and academic staff performance in Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. Two (2) null hypotheses which include; no significant relationship between heads of tertiary institutions intrinsic motivational strategy and academic staff performance, no significant relationship between heads of tertiary institutions’ extrinsic motivational strategy and academic performance were tested 0.05 level of significant. Correctional design was adopted for the study. The population for the study comprised of 7 Heads of tertiary institutions and 1,211 academic staff across 7 tertiary institution owned by Borno State Government. All 7 Heads of tertiary institution were used as the sample while stratified random sampling technique was used to form a sample of 381 academic staff across 7 tertiary institutions, Two (2) set of questionnaires were used as an instrument for data collection, questionnaire was given to Heads of tertiary institutions to determine the level of their motivational strategies (HOTIMS), while the second set of questionnaire was used to obtain information by academic staff to determine their job performance (ASPQ). The instrument was pilot-tested and Cronbach’s alpha was used to test the reliability of the instrument. The result of the pilot-test yielded a coefficient of 0.82. Mean, standard deviation and Pearson product moment correlation (r) were used to analyze the data. The finding of the study revealed that a positive significant relationship exist between heads of tertiary institutions’ intrinsic motivational strategies and academic staff performance, also a significant relationship exist between heads of tertiary institutions extrinsic motivational strategies and academic staff performance. Based on these findings, it was recommended that heads of tertiary institutions should prioritize and embrace both motivational strategies so as to bring about effective and efficient academic staff performance.

KEYWORDS: motivational strategies, academic staff performance.

 

EFFECT OF BRAIN DRAIN AND MIGRATION ON MANAGEMENT OF UNIVERSITIES IN WEST AFRICA: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

*UMAR MUHAMMAD, **ABDULLAHI UMAR ALHASAN

*Department of Educational Foundations, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto **Department of Adult Education & Extension Services, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto.

Abstract

Brain drain or human capital flight is the large-scale emigration of a large group or individual’s skills or knowledge. Most lecturers needed for the socio-economic and technological advancement of West African Countries jump from Universities to other professions (politics) for better conditions of service.University education in West African Su-Region and indeed any other part of the world plays a crucial role in the supply of highly skilled manpower to manned different sectors of the nation’s economy. The gross under-funding of the education sector in West African Countries has been rendering the university system in the Sub-Region incapacitated. On the basis of this, issues such as, Brain Drain Syndrome Phenomena, Challenges of Brain Drain in West African Countries, Pattern of Migration in West Africa, A brief description of West Africa, importance of adequate funding in universities in Developing Countries, and finally emerging challenges were discussed. This paper concluded that management of higher education in general and university education in particular in the Sub-Region has been bedevilled by this phenomenon. The Paper recommends that education sector should be adequately funded by allocating at least 30% to education sector and 50% of this allocation to universities and also sourcing internal revenue and individual contributions, corporate bodies should be encouraged. Andfinally, it is recommended that a university/Industry Partnership which is the current global trend should be established because it is a hall mark of national development and progress. This would give double benefit to industries by helping universities to produce graduates for their consumption.

KEYWORDS: Brain Drain, Challenges, Migration, Management, Universities, West Africa

 

THE ROLE OF PARENTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION ON THE EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND CHILD’S PERCEPTION OF MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN BAUCHI STATE.

1LUKA, JOSHUA. 2BIONG’AHU DANLADI

1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Bauchi State, Nigeria. 2Department of General Studies, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria.

Abstract

In developing nations like Nigeria, child development is an issue to contend with in achieving growth. Parents and teachers underperformed in inculcating educational development especially child’s perception in mathematics as the basics for enhancing teaching-learning process. Educational standard has not met the UNESCO global practice. This posed a concern on the role of Parents Teachers Association to abreast the global standard in developing child’s perception in mathematics which in the bed rock of other subjects. This study is aimed at examining the role of PTA on educational development and child’s perceptions of mathematics in secondary schools in Bauchi. The method adopted for this study was exploratory literature survey. Result indicated that PTA involvement in child educational development and perception is limited and failed as key players of socio-economic and political transformation of Nigeria. This challenge has led to increase in poverty as well as lack of infrastructure and conducive environment, remuneration for teachers amongst others. It was recommended that the need for collaboration can never be overemphasized.

KEYWORDS: Role, Child perception, Education Development, Mathematics, Parents Teachers Association.

 

UNLOCKING YOUTHS POTENTIALS THROUGH QUALITY CHEMISTRY EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

DAUDA HASSAN LAMUNTANI

Chemistry Department, School of Sciences, Federal College of Education Katsina, Katsina State.

Abstract

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ubsahara African countries such as Nigeria are faced with rising rate of unemployment among the teeming youths. This seems to hamper the economic development of such regions. However, the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills through skills oriented chemistry education among other ways can help reverse the trend. This paper attempts to put forward ways of achieving skills oriented chemistry education for producing critical mass of youths better prepared for employment as well as creation of enterprises capable of employing people to earn a living and contribute to nation building. Some plausible recommendation were proffered which includes adequate funding of science education and ensuring its judicious use and refocusing chemistry teaching towards skills acquisition for self-reliance. ETC.

KEYWORDS: Potential, Chemistry, Education, Sustainable, Development.

 

LACK OF IMPLEMENTATION OF PLANS AND ITS EFFECTS ON EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

USMAN ADAMU IBRAHIM

Department of Basic Studies, Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi

Abstract

The research investigate the effect of lack of proper implementation of plans in educational sector in Nigeria, development plan of any kind are usually sound and well organized but the major problem is the implementation of such plans have always not been hitch free. The problems range from inadequacy of funds, corruption, fraudulent spending, delayed in disbursement of funds, God fatherism in contract awards, poor monitoring and evaluation, incompletion of project etc. Educational sector is the worst affected because educational plans need prompt attention as time is important in human endeavour. Lack of this implementation has resulted to some social factors such as indiscipline, cultism, and declining quality of education. The study base its research mainly on secondary data and observation and therefore, the researcher strongly advice the authority in charge to hold onto the implementation of any kind of plans.

KEYWORDS: Implementation, plan, educational development, effects, development.

 

A THE IMPACT OF TEACHER REMUNERATION ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS OF BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA.

*ARDO MAJI ALIYU **IRMIYA JOSHUA **NEHEMIAH DANIEL

*School of Early Childhood Care and Primary Education, Aminu Saleh College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State. **CRS Department School of Arts and Social Sciences, Aminu Saleh College Of Education, Azare, Bauchi State.

Abstract

The paper explores the impact of teachers’ remuneration on academic performance of students in tertiary institutions of Bauchi state. A sample for two hundred (200) was used for the study comprising 100 students and 100 teachers. Four (4) research questionnaires were raised. A peer reviewed questionnaire tagged teacher remuneration Questionnaire (TRQ). This was administered to the respondents. It was validated by four (4) experts with reliability coefficient of 0.78 and 0.65 respectively. The data collected was analyzed using frequency and simple percentage. The result revealed that majority of the respondents 98% perceived that teacher remuneration affect students’ academic performance in tertiary institutions. Over 95% also revealed that job satisfaction has no implication on teacher’s profession as a second class citizen in Nigeria. The study recommended that Government, Teachers Registration Council and nongovernmental organization should instated teacher of the year award.

KEYWORDS: Teacher, Remuneration, Academic, Student, Institution.

 

A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ENTRY QUALIFICATION GRADE AND PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN KASHIM IBRAHIM COLLEGE OF EDUCATION MAIDUGURI

*BASHIR ALHAJI MUSTAPHA AND **AHMED SULE ASKIRA

*Department of Statistics, Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria **Department of Statistics, Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria

Abstract

The study examiines the relationship between entry qualification and performances in NCE mathemat.es at Kashim Ibrahim College of Education, Maiduguri. The target population comprises of 44 graduates of mathematics for the period 2001-2003. A structured questionnaires titled “Entry Qualification Achievement Score” was designed to collect data. Achievement mean in respect: each category of entry qualification were obtained. The analysis revealed that there is no direct link between entry qualification and achievement in (NCE) mathematics. It further revealed that those with lower entry qualification performed better than those with higher qualification. The study viewed that those with higher qualification did not reflect genuine performance so students should be subjected to pre admission screening.

KEYWORDS: Agriculture, Training, Assessment, Teaching and Faculty.

 

A STYLISTIC ANALYSIS OF ZULU SOFOLA’S WEDLOCK OF THE GODS

ODEKUNBI, SUNDAY KEHINDE & SHITTU, M. A.

Department of English, School of Languages, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Lanlate Campus, Lanlate

Abstract

The paper did a stylistic analysis of Zulu Sofola’s Wedlock of the Gods with the aim of identifying the stylistic features that mark out the work and bring out its beauty. Since our analysis embraced both linguistic and literary aspects of the play, we strictly restricted ourselves to the data we could get from the text. In other words, we relied solely on the secondary source of data. Our findings revealed that Zulu Sofola made use of simple and easy- to-understand language. All the four structural types of sentences; simple, compound, complex and compound-complex sentences as well as two major functional types were prominently used. Lexically, she profusely made use of synonyms, antonyms and hyponyms. There is also prominent use of alliteration, assonance and proverbs in the play. All these stylistic features were successfully combined together by the playwright to make the message of the play accessible to her audience.

KEYWORDS: Stylistics, stylistic analysis, compound-complex sentences, alliteration and assonance.

 

TEENAGE PREGNANCY: THE BANE OF GIRL CHILD EDUCATION

*JOHN ISHAKU & **SABO ISHAKU MAIGANGA

*Department Of Christian Religious Studies, Kaduna State University. **Department Of Christian Religious Studies, College Of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State

Abstract

The girl child needs education in order to prepare her in life on how to keep herself clean and to be discipline by giving respect to him who respect is due. Also, the girl child needs the western education in order to acquire knowledge and skills and that will make her to help herself, her children and her husband, and to contribute so greatly to the development of her nation socially, politically, economically and morally,but one of the factors that have challenged the effect of the girl child education negatively is the teenage pregnancy which can lead to the girl child’s withdrawal from her studies which has adverse effects on her life.

KEYWORDS: Education, Teenage, Bane, Pregnancy, Girl.

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