TIMBOU-AFRICAN ACADEMIC INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH AND LIBRARY SCIENCE (TIJERLS)
VOL. 8 (8) FEBRUARY, 2022 EDITIONS. ISSN: 1942-6754
TIMBOU-AFRICAN ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS,
Centre for African Development Studies,
Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja, FCT-Nigeria.
DELIVERING QUALITY EDUCATION IN TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMME BEYOND COVID-19 ERA: THE POWER OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY
DR USMAN MOHAMMED
Department of Educational Foundations and Curriculum, Faculty of Education Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Education has increasingly becomes important to the success of individuals, societies and Nations. Evidence abound that, among all educational resources, teachers‘ professionalism is specially a critical contributor to students‘ learning and successful development of a nation economically, socially, politically and technologically. The need for functional teacher education for quality education delivery becomes inevitable. The need becomes urgent due to the impact of covid-19 that has altered not only the curriculum content, school calendar but methodology of teaching and means of instructional delivery. The paper therefore attempts to look at delivering quality education in teacher education programme beyond covid-19: The power of digital technology. The paper is structured into four parts namely, introduction, conceptual framework, where concepts of quality education, teacher education, digital technology, Covid-19 pandemic. Addition, the objectives of teacher education and the role of digital technology in teacher education were also discussed. The paper further discussed Delivering Quality Teacher Pre-service training Beyond Covid-19 trough Digital technology and Delivering Quality Teacher In-service Training Beyond Covid-19 trough digital technology. The paper considered digital technology as a powerful tool that can be use to transform and revitalize the existing teacher education programme in Nigeria. The societies’ needs is changing on daily bases, the global community is moving on the fast lane, the leadership of teacher education programme is further challenged by global pandemic of Covid-19; our teacher education programmes therefore need to be redesigned to meet up the challenges of the 21st and that of post covid-19 pandemic, hence the need for quality education in teacher education programme through digital technology. The paper concluded that teacher education programme in Nigeria is to take cognizance of changing pattern of the societal need and the present global reality in order to respond appropriately through digital technology. The content of the teacher education curricula should take account of needs of the 21st century classroom teachers and impact of Covid-19. Teachers should be trained on the state-of-the-art hard and soft ware that is relevant to the 21st century classroom and to respond appropriately to the aftermath of Covid-19. Much needed to be done to change the narrative on the state of quality education in teacher education programmes in Nigeria.
Keywords: Quality Education, Teacher Education Programme, Beyond Covid-19 Era, Digital Technology, Teacher Pre-service training and Teacher in-service training
SURVEY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ ATTITUDE AND COMPETENCE TOWARDS IMPLEMENTATION OF CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT IN ISLAMIC STUDIES IN NASARAWA STATE
*AMINU, ABUBAKAR DANLADI; *USMAN SALIHU KARSHI; & **JUSTIN K. NYAMSON
*Department of Educational Foundations, Nasarawa State University Keffi, Nigeria. **Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Nigeria
This study assessed secondary school teachers’ attitude and competence towards implementation of continuous assessment in Islamic studies in Nasarawa State. The study adopted cross-sectional survey as a research design. The population of the study comprised all Islamic studies teachers of secondary schools in Nasarawa State. There are total 227 which comprised 142 male and 85 female. Multistage random sampling strategy was adopted to select 100 Islamic studies teachers from secondary schools that responded to questionnaire designed by the researcher. The instrument used for data gathering was teachers’ competence in educational assessment questionnaires (TCEANSQ) which was validated for the exercise. The researcher established a logical index of 0.69 for rational consensus of experts and reliability of 0.70 using Cronbach coefficient Alpha method of estimating reliability to compute coefficient of internal consistency. Descriptive statistics was used to summarize data related to providing answers to the research questions. Chi-square statistics was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. All analyses were done using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS). Findings indicated that there is a significant difference between teachers’ qualifications in the lesson preparation competence in Islamic studies. Further findings showed that there is a significant difference between male and female teachers in lesson delivery competence in Islamic studies. It was concluded that that teachers’ lesson delivery competence in Islamic studies vary by their educational qualifications. The male teachers were found to be competent than their female counterpart in lesson delivery competence in Islamic studies. The study recommended the following among others that both teachers with the minimum teaching qualification and those with degree demonstrated similar lesson delivery competence in Islamic studies, school heads should allocate classes to teachers based on their qualification.
Keywords: Continuous Assessment, Implementation, Islamic studies, Teachers’ Attitude, Teachers’ Competence
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN QUALITY ASSURANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY ABUJA, NIGERIA
*DR. YAKUBU SANI; *DR. PETER EMAKPOR CHUKS; & **SULEIMAN MUHAMMAD MAINOMA
*Nasarawa State University, Keffi Nigeria, Faculty of Eductaion, Department of Educational Management **Nasarawa State University, Keffi Nigeria, Faculty of Eductaion, Department of Art and Social Science Education
The study assessed the Relationship Between Quality Assurance and Management of Senior Secondary Schools in Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria. The study was guided by three research questions three objectives and three null hypotheses. The study used correlational survey research design. The total population of the study consisted of 3478 (60 principals and 3418 teachers) obtained from all the public senior secondary schools in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The sample size of this study consisted of 356 (17 principals and 339 teachers) drawn from 17 senior secondary schools using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Self-developed instrument called ‘Teachers’ Questionnaire on the Relationship between Quality Assurance and Management of Senior Secondary Schools (TQQAMSSS)’ was used for data collection. The instrument was subjected to experts’ judgment for validation and it yielded 0.75 as logical validity index. The instrument was pilot tested on 20 teachers 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 the hypotheses were tested using Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) at 0.05 level of significance. The major findings of the study showed that there is a significant relationship between school facilities maintenance and management of senior secondary schools in FCT, Abuja, there is a significant relationship between recruitment of quality staff and management of senior secondary schools in FCT, Abuja and that there is a significant relationship students’ admission policy and management of senior secondary schools in FCT, Abuja. The study recommended that Considering the indispensable roles which maintenance of school facilities play towards enhancing effective teaching and learning in the school system, it is recommended that special funds need to be set aside by the government for school facilities maintenance on regularly.
Keyword: Quality Asurance, Management, facilities Maintainace, recruitment of quality staff, and admission policy.
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS INVOLVEMENT OF TEACHERS IN DECISION MAKING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EFFECTIVENESS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA
DR ABDULRAFIU OMOTAYO BOLATITO; & SANI DANTANI MANAGA, Ph.D.
Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education and Extensions Services, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto
The study investigated school administrators’ involvement of teachers in decision making and administrative effectiveness in secondary schools in Sokoto state, Nigeria. Descriptive survey research design was used to probe the opinion of the participants. Research advisor (2006) was used to determine 357 participants using purposive, deliberate and simple random sampling techniques. Questionnaire title: decision making and teachers involvement questionnaire (DMTIQ) was used to collect data. Adapted four likert scale rating strongly agreed (SA) Agreed (A), Disagreed (D) and Strongly Disagree (SD) was used to measured participants response content validity of the research instrument was done by experts in educational management as well as other experts in science education. Crenbach alpha of internal consistency was used to obtain 0.83 reliability index in which research instrument was found reliable to collect data. Descriptive statistics such as percentages, mean, tables and frequency counts was used to analyze data. The results of the analysis indicated that school administrators feel reluctant to involve teachers in decision making relating to management of school activities. The study concluded that failure of school administrators involving teachers in the decision making resulted to truancy, excessive complaints, low productivity which thwarted administrative effectiveness in schools. The study recommended that school administrators should embrace strategy of allowing teachers to participate in decision making relating to management of school activities to minimize truancy, excessive complaints that affected performance of teachers in school.
Keyword: School Administrators, Decision Making, Teachers, Secondary Schools
PROMOTING NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PREVENTION OF DRUG ABUSE AMONG SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY UNDERGRADUATES
*ONYEKWELU, RAPHAEL AZUBUIKE; & **OBIEKEZIE, NKIRUKA PERPETUA
*Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Igbariam Campus. **Department of Political Science Education, Federal College of Education (Technical) Umunze, Anambra State.
This study was aimed at promoting national development through prevention of drug abuse among southeast university undergraduates. Descriptive survey research design was adopted in conduct of the study. Two research questions and two research hypotheses guided the study. The population comprised all the 20 universities in the 5 Southeastern states of Nigeria. Through the application of stratified, purposive and simple random sampling techniques, a sample of 50 lecturers and 500 students were selected, giving a total of 550 respondents. A self-designed questionnaire called Drug Abuse Questionnaire (DAQ) was adopted in collection of data for the study. The face and content validity of the instrument was carried out by experts. Cronbach Alpha reliability technique was used in determining the reliability coefficients of the instrument which gave a coefficient of .81 which was considered high enough and reliable for the instrument. The research questions were answered using mean statistic while the hypotheses were tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient analysis. Findings from the study showed that there is a significant relationship between being an undergraduate and drug abuse in Southeastern universities in Nigeria. Lecturers and students agreed to a very high extent that there is a significant relationship between drug abuse by undergraduates in Southeastern Universities and national development. Finally, the researchers recommended that mass media should facilitate government’s campaign against drug abuse, and avoid such thrilling advertisements and jingles like those of tobacco and alcohol (Liquor) among others.
Keywords: Drug abuse, undergraduates, universities, development, national.
VALUES IN AFRICAN RELIGIONS AND CULTURE: CROSS-EXAMINATION OF THE PENTECOSTAL MOVEMENT IN NIGERIA
WADAM Z. S.
Department of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, University of Jos
This paper tries to identify the values and culture of the African Religions Sum cross- examines the Pentecostal movement in Nigeria. The paper intends to discuss the values of African religion and culture, Western Christian missionary impact in Africa religions and Cultures and the rise of the independent churches in Africa to identify the values of the African religion and Christian understanding. African religion: since no term which adequately expresses the contents of African religion, there several descriptive terms like tribal-religion, ethnic religion or preliterate religions. Whatever the merits of these names, |they are inadequate. These terms have evolutionist over-tones. The practice of African traditional is handled down from one generation to another. It is so significant that its value system remains perfect in the cultural hybrids of African’s people and minds. Culture here Means the total way of life of given people. Thus, it includes any piece or patterns of behaviour, the attitude, norms, values, objects and skills, belief system, and world outlook which human beings learn and adopt as members of a given human group or society. Values refer to the ideas shared by members of a society as to what is good, right and desirable, something worth striving for. And norms are means while values are the ends. In other words, the mean difference between values and norms is that while values are abstract ‘ general concepts or ideas, norms are concrete behavioural rules or guidelines for people in a particular social system. The paper also made recommendations.
Keywords: African religions, Culture, Cross-examination, Pentecostal movement, Nigeria
SELF MEDICATION PRACTICES AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN ONDO WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA
ARIYO AYODELE OLUWAKAYODE (Ph.D)
Department Of Physical And Health Education, School Of Science, Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo.
Self medication is becoming an increasingly important area within healthcare. Hence, the ensuing paper was designed to consider self medication practice among secondary school teachers in Ondo west LGA, Ondo state Nigeria. Four hundred (400) respondents were selected who took part in the study. A self-designed questionnaire of 4-points Likert type rating scale tagged self medication practise among secondary school teachers in Ondo west LGA, Ondo state Nigeria (SMASST) with reliability coefficient of 0.84 was used to elicit information from the respondents through a multi-stage sampling technique subjected to Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) analysis. at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The statistics of frequency counts and percentages were used to analyse demographic data of the respondents, while PPMC test was used to analyse hypothesis one to five. The findings of the research work revealed that affordability of hospital bills, effectiveness of On-The-Counter (OTC) drug, accessibility to the hospital, availability of drugs and attitudes of medical personnel showed a strong positive relationship with self medication practice among secondary school teachers in Ondo west LGA. Based on the findings of the study, the following recommendations were suggested; Qualified and experienced Health education teachers should be employed to teach the subject matter in schools effectively and efficiently, policy makers should come up with policies that will effectively check mate self medication practices and drug abuse, frantic efforts should be made by the government to ensure that drugs are available and affordable at the hospital as well as access to the hospital, government should come up with more incentives to encourage medical personnel on the job as this will checkmate irrational behaviour and non-governmental organisations should partner with government and other relevant stakeholders in curbing the menace of self medication practices.
Keywords: Self medication, medical personnel, Over-The-Counter drugs, sedatives, availability of drugs.
INFLUENCE OF COMPUTER INSTRUCTION AS A TOOL FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN JALINGO LGA, TARABA STATE
*MELAIYE, ONI RUFUS (PhD); *AZUAGA, C. I.; **CHUBOR, J.; **VICTOR, NAYAYA; **ABAHURAIRA GARBA; & **UZAIRU, IBRAHIM
**Faculty of Education, Department of Vocational and Technology Educatio, Taraba State University, Jalingo. **Vocational and Technical Education Department, College of Education, Zing.
Developing countries have a responsibility not merely to provide computers for schools, but also to foster a habit of infusing a variety of ways in which computers can be integrated in teaching-learning among the end users of these tools. Two purposes and two research questions guided the study, the study was a descriptive design research, there was no sampling because the population was not large, the questionnaire was validated by two experts hence, the coefficient yielded 0.80 and the decision rule was 2.50. Earlier researches lacked a systematic study of the manner and the extent of computer-use by teachers. The current study examined a comprehensive investigation of 76 Agricultural School teachers‟ use of computer as a tool for teaching and learning agricultural science in secondary schools in Jalingo LGA. Towards this end, questionnaire was constructed that listed essential dimensions for teachers‟ use of computers and availability. its Results revealed that teachers of agricultural science in the study area are not using computers as a tool for instruction for teaching of agricultural science, though improvised computer were used and enhance academic progression, is still. far from been original. Some recommendations were made that can improve the availability and utilization of computer in the study area.
Keywords; Computer, Instruction, Tool, Learning and Agricultural science
ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EQUITY AND INCLUSIVE EDUCATION CURRICULUM IN NIGERIA
JAMES IRINOYE (Ph.D); AND TOJU EYENGHO (Ph.D)
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo, Nigeria
EFFECT OF LIBRARIANS AND SUPPORTIVE STAFF BEHAVIOUR ON STUDENTS USE OF LIBRARY
ABU, SAMSON OKPANACHI; AGADA GEORGE; & YUSUF SHALOM
University Library, Federal University of Health Sciences, Otupko Benue State.
The study examined the effect of librarians and supportive staff behaviour on students use of library. The research aimed to achieve three (3) objectives. The study employed survey research design. Instrument used for the study was structured questionnaire. The target population was the library users. The population for the study consisted of twenty six thousand six hundred twenty six (26,626) while three hundred and seventy eight (378) were sampled. Krejcie and Morgan table (1970) was used to determine the sample size. Data collected was analysed with the use of simple percentage and frequency count. The findings of the study showed that both professional and supportive library staff behaviour influence the library users to use the library. In addition, the study showed that library users used internet and lecture note as another major sources of information. The study, therefore, recommended that training should be given for all supportive library staff on requisite behaviour needed in the library environment while delivering services since library users do come in contact with them often. Moreover, positive change in behaviour on the part of staff to help in building good image of the library before the library users among others is mandatory.
Keywords: Librarians; Supportive Library Staff; Behaviour; Library Users; Library
PERCEPTION OF COLLEGES OF EDUCATION LECTURERS ON USAGE OF MENTORING TEACHING MODELS: GENERAL ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
*DR. (MRS.) OLANREWAJU, ELINAH YEMISI; & **IBITOYE, W. A
*Department of Educational Psychology and Counselling, School of Education, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo. **Department of General Studies Education, School of Education, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
This study focused on mentoring teaching models as devices that are being used by teachers in imparting knowledge into students in the school via General English as a medium of instruction. Lecturers in three public Colleges of Education in Oyo state were used for the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted, and purposive sampling technique was used in selecting 400 research respondents. However, 394 respondents were used (210 males and 184 females) in generating data for the study. Three null hypotheses were set and tested at 0.05 alpha value of significance. Researchers’ designed instrument tagged ‘Mentoring Teaching Model Usage Competence Questionnaire (MTMUCQ) was used to tap information from the respondents. The instrument yielded 0.75 reliability co-efficient value with test-re-test reliability method. T-test, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) and Scheffe post-hoc test statistical packages were used in analyzing data for the study. Findings indicated the significant difference between male and female lecturers’ perception on mentoring teaching model (t(392)= 4.98, p<.001). Significant difference also existed on the basis of their years of teaching experience (f(2,391)= 15.55, p<.001). Based on the findings, it is recommended among others that mentoring programs should be clearly designed for formal and full implementation in Colleges of Education in Nigeria, and periodic training should be given to professional teachers on the dynamics of mentoring models for operational uniformity.
Keywords: Effective learning, General English, Mentoring teaching model, Mentor, Teacher professionalism
TEACHERS’ CHARACTERISTICS AS DETERMINANTS OF STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL PHYSICS IN SAKI, OYO STATE, NIGERIA
1AZEEZ, SOLIU; 2ANWO, ABDULMALIK OLAYINKA; 3ATSOR, ANENGE JOSEPH; & 4 BANKOLE, SAMSUDEEN ALABI
1Command Science Secondary School, Saki, Oyo State, Nigeria. 2&3Department of Physics Education, School of Secondary Education, Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, Kano State, Nigeira. 4Department of Physical Science, College of Natural Sciences, Abdulraheem College of Advanced Studies, Igbaja, Kwara State, Nigeria.
The knowledge of physics is crucial for effective living in the modern age of science and technology. The academic performance of students in physics is low and is a major concern for stakeholders in the field of education. The characteristics of physics teachers who are major facilitator of academic excellence are important in determining the effectiveness and efficiency of physics teaching and learning. This study therefore examined the influence of some teachers’ characteristics on students’ academic performance in physics. Descriptive survey research design was adopted. Physics teachers and students in 40 randomly selected secondary schools were sampled for the study. A self-developed, structured and validated questionnaire and a Physics Students Performance Test (PSAT) extracted from the Previous SSCE Questions were used as instruments to collect relevant data. The data collected were analyzed using frequency, percentage and t-test. The study revealed a significant influence of physics teachers’ methods of teaching on students’ academic performance. Based on the results, it was recommended that Physics teachers should employ student-centred methods and government/proprietors should periodically organise teachers’ professional development programmes through which relevant skills and knowledge would be regularly acquired.
Keywords: Teachers’ Qualification, Teaching Experience, Professional Development Training, Students, Academic Performance.
PEACE EDUCATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN KAURA LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN KADUNA STATE
*DEBORAH ALKALI BULUS; *DR. FRANCIS EPHRAIME RIKICHI; & **FR. EDOUARD MUSIBA
*Kaduna State College of Education Gidan Waya Department of Curriculum and Instructions. **St. Joseph Parish (Sma) Kagoro
This study was carried out on Peace Education and its Impacts on Conflict Management among Secondary School Teachers. The study was a descriptive survey design and two objectives and research questions were raised and answered. Population of the study was made up of thirteen (13) principals and two hundred and nineteen (219) teachers of secondary schools in Kaura local government area of Kaduna state. Stratified sampling technique was used to select seven (7) principals and one hundred and thirteen (113) teachers for the study. Peace Education as a Means towards Conflict Management in Secondary Schools Questionnaire (PEMCMSSQ) was used to collect data while descriptive statistics was applied in the data analysis. The results show the mean and standard deviation of 3.39 and .57 respectively on the Impacts of Peace Education in Conflict Management. It was therefore, concluded that peace education has positive impacts on Conflict Management. Thus, it was recommended that educators should implement Peace Education to ensure Conflict Management in secondary schools.
Keywords: Peace, Peace education, conflict, conflict management
GENDER INFLUENCE ON COLLEGES OF EDUCATION LECTURERS’ ATTITUDE AND INTENTION TO INTEGRATE SOCIAL MEDIA IN INSTRUCTION IN SOUTH-WEST, NIGERIA
*OLASEDIDUN, OLUTOYE K. (PhD); & **FALADE, AYOTUNDE A. (PhD)
*Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Nigeria. **Department of Educational Technology, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
Gender issue generally and particularly in educational industry has become an issue to focus and concern; which demands scholarly pronouncements that will clear sentiments attached to its outcry. In the usage of ICT, social media inclusive, gender as a variable has been identified. The objectives of this study were to investigate the influence of lecturers’ gender on their attitude and intention towards the use of social media for instructional purposes. The research adopted a descriptive cross-sectional survey method, with samples drawn from ten colleges of education in South-west, Nigeria. Respondents were 1069 lecturers, (660 males, 409 females). Stratified random sampling technique was used to divide lecturers along gender. The questionnaire for the study was adopted online. The reliability was found to be 0.89 and 0.93 for lecturers’ attitude and intention respectively. t-test was used to analyze the data for hypotheses one and two. No significant difference was established between male and female COE lecturers in their attitude and intention to use social media for instruction. Thus, lecturers’ gender is no barrier for social media use in colleges of education. It was recommended among others that COE lecturers should shift their foci from using social media for fun and entertainment to its use for instructional purposes.
Keywords: Attitude, Gender, ICT, Intention, Instruction, Social Media
VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: A PANACEA TO INSECURITY IN NIGERIA
AISHA DANJUMA MUHAMMAD
Department of Business Education, School of Secondary Education (Voc.&Tech. Edu.), Federal College of Education Katsina P.M.B.2041 Katsina,Katsina State.
This paper examined vocational and technical education as a means to solving insecurity in Nigeria. It identified the need to re-engineer vocational and technical education towards productive social enterprises by acquiring various vocational and technical skills, through education and socio – cultural value orientation. The paper also examined the causes of insecurity in Nigeria such as unemployment, corruption, security system weakness, poverty, poor health care delivery services, decayed and collapsed infrastructure, porous borders, injustices and socio-religious crises. The primary focus of this paper is that vocational and technical education can serve as an effective tool for solving insecurity thereby ensuring development of the country. It also critically examined the role insecurity played in under developing the Nigerian economy. It recommended among others that the government should improve the provision of infrastructure to institutions of vocational and technical education, employ more teachers on that field and relevant vocational and technical education skills should be taught to Nigerians especially youths that will not only make them to be self employed but equally employ citizens and thereby ensuring security, growth and development of Nigeria.
Keywords: Vocational, Technical, Education, Insecurity, and Nigeria.
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRINCIPALS’ LEADERSHIP STYLE AND TEACHERS’ JOB COMMITMENT IN MAIDUGURI METROPOLITAN COUNCIL SECONDARY SCHOOLS
*LAWAN ALHAJI BUKAR; & **JUDE OKO-OBOH
*Department of Business Management, Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College of Education Science and Technology, Bama Borno State, Nigeria. **Department of Accounting, Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College of Education Science and Technology Bama, Borno State, Nigeria
Teachers at the senior secondary level should not be underestimated. One of the measures that would ensure the effective administration of secondary school education is the selection of persons of the right caliber as principals of school. Leadership style represents range of behavior of a leader in order to be successful. Leadership spells out some form of hierarchy among members. It makes explicit who the chief executive is and who are his subordinates. Maiduguri Metropolitan Council play a host to a total of 15 public senior secondary school. From the 15 senior secondary school 15 principals, one each and 10 teachers from each school were selected for the research work. A frequency table and simple percentage were used in the data presentation and analysis for the study. It was discovered that there is a strong relationship between principals’ leadership style and teachers’ job commitment. It was concluded that, the supportive leadership style affects teachers’ performance in schools where the principal practices supportive leadership style, there is improved teachers’ performance. The researchers recommended that, the government should allow the school system to practice bottom-top approach as it will enable the principal to involve the teacher, parent and student representative to have a say in the decision making process, this will further encourage them to take ownership of any project and ensure continuity, commitment, higher performance and sustainability and experienced staff should be appointed as principals and should periodically be sent for leadership training to broaden their knowledge on how better to improve their leadership skill and continue to influence their teachers to be committed to their jobs.
Keywords: Leadership, Styles, Job, Commitment, Performance, Supportive and behavior
THE PLACE OF CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION IN ACHIEVING NATIONAL INTEGRATION AND COHESION IN NIGERIA.
ABDULLAHI D. MAMMAN
The Polythechnic Bali, Taraba State
This paper examines citizenship education in Nigeria problems and the way forward and the importance of citizenship Education in Nigeria. It examines the critical issues and problems that need to be resolved in other to achieve a comprehensive and functional citizenship education in our tertiary institutions. The role of citizenship education as a vehicle for national transformation has been highlighted. The paper also resolved that laxity on the part of the nation’s education managers at all levels of government has affected the teaching of citizenship education which has contributed to the rise in social vices in the society. It is recommended that government at all levels should give priority to the teaching and development of citizenship education in order to make Nigeria a better place for all of its inhabitants.
Keywords: Transformation, Functional, Inhabitant. Citizenship,Managers.
CLASSROOM TEACHER: A BEDROCK FOR CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION
Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Education, A.D. Rufa’I College of Education, Legal and General Studies Misau, Bauchi State
Curriculum implementation forms the foundation pillar that propels a nation to achieve its educational aims, goals and objectives. It is a task of national building which demands the support and contributions of stakeholders from within and outside the school. A descriptive survey method was adopted. The paper reflected on some conceptions of education, curriculum and curriculum implementation. A special consideration on the roles of a teacher as a bedrock for curriculum implementation were fully explored. Recommendations on how to improve the process of curriculum implementation were also presented.
Keywords: Classroom, Teacher, Bedrock, Curriculum, Implementation.
SCIENCE EDUCATION AS A TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE SERVICE DELIVERY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
*MATHEW, B. ALEDARE, **YAKUBU, P. ABUH PH.D., ***IBRAHIM, A. AMINU PH.D. & ****TOLUHI, O. JOSEPH
*,***&****Department Of Integrated Science, Kogi State College Of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria ***Department Of Biology, Kogi State College Of Education, Ankpa, Nigeria. **Department Of Science Education, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria.
Science education is the application of educational (learning) theories to the never-ending pursuit of knowledge, resulting in the development of the cognitive, emotional, and psychomotor domains through a variety of methods. Systematic processes comprising thorough observation, deduction, and empirical testing are a sure tool for promoting any state’s development. This is because its recipients would be able to solve the ever-present issues of living in society by applying their knowledge. Because of the importance of science education to national development, the Nigerian government has made it a priority in both its Constitution and National Policy on Education. In spite of this, its proper development in the country appears elusive due to the government underfunding of the entire education sector resulting in the non actualization of the its science education dreams in the country. In light of the foregoing, it is recommended, among other things, that priority attention be given to science-based education in the country’s educational planning, as well as that such plans be followed up with genuine commitments at the implementation level, so that Nigeria, like other countries, can maximize the benefits of a well-planned, funded, and executed science education programme for the stimulation of the country’s development, particularly with a Vision 20:20.20 in mind. The developed countries of the globe pay attention to this section.
Keywords: Science, Education, Effective, Service & Delivery
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ORIENTATION SERVICES AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONGST PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BAUCHI STATE
GAMBO G. J.1; ADAM, M.2; AND GARBA, A.2
1Government Day Secondary School Games Village, Bauchi; 2Department of Educational Foundations, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
As individuals develop through stages of life in educational attainment, they encounter problems, challenges and conflict situations. These individuals also need to develop value systems, make decisions, set goals and work towards them. Hence, this study determines the impact of orientation services on student’s academic achievement among senior secondary schools in Bauchi state. A sample of (384) public senior secondary school’s students from the three educational zones of Bauchi state, which have about 102,112 students was drawn on the basis of Stratified random sampling technique. A five (5) point Likert scale was used for the variable items to ease the means of assessing the responses. The study’s methodology included the use of a self-administered structured questionnaire to collect data from the respondents. A bivariate analysis was adopted to carry out the Pearson correlation through SPSS Version 26. The finding revealed that Students received orientation and briefings on various aspects of the school comprising of school rules and regulations, choice of friends and associations in schools, encouragement to participate in extra-curricular activities among others. It further revealed that Counsellors enlighten students to go for career paths they are passionate about and encourage them to acquire trade skills for subsequent self-employment. It was suggested that Students should be exposed to relevant precautionary information to ensure their safety especially in times of ethno-religious crises and government should endeavour to establish Guidance and Counselling Departments in all secondary schools in Bauchi state.
Keywords: Orientation services, Students, Academic achievement, Senior secondary school, Bauchi