Journal of Contemporary Education Research
Vol. 8 (4) March, 2017 ISSN 2080-4909
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MANAGING NOMADIC EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND WAY FORWARD
AISHATU SALIHU BELLO (Ph.D)
Department of Science Education, Modibbo Adama University of Technology (MAUTECH) Yola, Nigeria
Nigeria strives towards the provision of quality education for all its citizens. The nomads are classified as educational disadvantage people in Nigeria. However, achieving education for all will be a mirage without quality and affordable education for nomadic people. This paper examined the historical background to nomadic education in Nigeria, the purpose of blueprint on nomadic education and the curriculum.Similarly, an important aspect of this article tweets on the challenges of nomadic education in Nigeria, which includelow level of enrolment, drop-out rate, inadequate teachers and lack of fund.Based on these challenges, the authors proffer many solutions such as, improved welfare packages for teachers, curriculum overhauling, adequate provision of instructional materials and proper funding. It was therefore recommended; that the Nigerian government should place nomadic school teachers in a higher salary scales, and State basic education board should stop indiscriminate transfer of teachers from nomadic basic schools to conventional schools without replacements.
Keyword: Education, Nomads, Salary, School, Teachers.
USE OF E-LEARNING AND SCIENCE TEACHING: FOR NEW DIRECTION AND UNCOMMON CHANGES
DAHUNSI T.O. Ph.D
Primary Education Department, F.C.T. College of Education, Zuba-Abuja
This work is set to look into use of e-learning and science teaching: for new direction and uncommon changes, steps have been taken to discuss the concept of e-learning, its relevance uses to both science teachers and students. The paper also discussed factors affecting successful use of e-learning and some recommendations geared towards improving the use of e-learning among science teachers and students towards new direction and introduction of uncommon changes.
Keyword: Science, Teaching, New direction, Changes & e-learning
EFFECTS OF NUTRITION EDUCATION ON NUTRITIONAL KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE & DIETARY PRACTICE OF WOMEN LIVING WITH HIV/AIDS IN BAUCHI – STATE, NIGERIA.
ADEBUSOYE.S. MICHAEL1, AND EMMANUEL.O. SAMUEL2
1, The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Department Of Nutrition & Dietetics, Bauchi -State. 2, The Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, Department Of Food Science & Technology, Bauchi -State.
HIV/AIDS, being one of the pressing public health problems in Nigeria. Its impact on the economic front is important as it affects mainly the young, who are in the reproductive age group. The study was aimed to assess the effect of nutrition education on nutritional knowledge, attitude & dietary practice of women living with HIV/AIDS in Bauchi – State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design in which multi-stage sampling technique was applied to select participants and questionnaires were used to elicit responses from three hundred and eighty –eight (388) respondents within the study area .The statistical analysis was done using frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation and paired -sample t-test were used to provide interaction among the variables and McNemar’s test was applied to analyse two dependent categorical variables using SPSS version (16.0) software. Majority of respondents 26.5% aged between 18 and 25 years. Few of them 15.6% were 26-30 years and 36-40 year old were 17.3%. 16.9% had no formal education and 8.3% had Islamiya education. Many of the respondents 104(50.0%) were normal (18.5-24.9) at endline compared to only 36(17.3%) at baseline.. The percentage of the malnourished (underweight, overweight, obese I, obese II and morbid obesity) was higher at baseline (82.7%) than endline (50.0%)..However, 114(54.8%) at endline and 59 (28.4%) as baseline were category of good knowledge status.There were 14 out of 20 knowledge items which showed a significant increment in correct response during the endline assessment (p<0.05). A more positive attitude was indicated. The study shows that respondents were able to abide by the instruction, going by high level of knowledge and positive attitude, and appreciable level of compliance to dietary practices. Follow up action should be explored to ensure that KAP gained by WLWHA are transformed into good dietary practices.
Keyword: Attitude, Dietary practice, HIV, Knowledge, Nutrition education, Women.
ACADEMIC STAFF UTTILIZATION AND COMMITMENT TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA
MUSTAPHA BABA IBI1 (Ph.D) AISHATU SALIHU BELLO2 (Ph.D) BABAGANA MUHAMMAD AJI3
Department of Social Science Education, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria1 Department of Technology-Education, Modibo Adama University of Technology (MAUTEC), Yola, Nigeria2 University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, Maiduguri, Nigeria3
The study determines the relationship between academic staff utilization and commitment to Professional Practice in Colleges of Education, Adamawa State, Nigeria. The objectives of the study were to determine: the level of academic staff utilization in Colleges of Education, the level of academic staff commitment to professional practice in Colleges of Education and the relationship between academic staff utilization and commitment to Professional practice in Colleges of Education Adamawa State Nigeria. Two research questions were raised and answered as one hypothesis was tested. The study adopted correlation research design. The population of the study comprised 250 academic staff in Federal College of Education Yola and 251 academic staff in College of Education, Hong. A simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of 148 academic staff from the two Colleges of Education in the state. The data collected through questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive statistic of frequency and percentage counts to ;answer research questions 1 and 2 while Pearson Product Movement Correlation Coefficient was used to test the hypothesis. The result of the study revealed that the level of academic staff utilization in Colleges of Education in Adamawa state was relatively high, the level of academic staff commitment to professional practice in Colleges of Education in Adamawa State was low, there was no significant relationship between Academic staff utilization and Academic staff commitment to professional practice in Colleges of Education in Adamawa State. It was recommended that there is the need for increased and sustained academic staff welfare so as to enhance and improve staff commitment in Colleges of Education in Adamawa State and that there should be flexibility on the part of Colleges of Education authorities in creating conducive atmosphere for academic staff to conduct their teaching, research, publication and community service within and outside the state.
Keyword: Staff Utilization, Staff Commitment, Effectiveness, Colleges of Education
GLOBALIZATION AND THE FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION IN NIGERIA
The Federal Polytechnic Damaturu
Globalization is not new, because for thousands of years, people and firms, later, corporations have been buying from and selling to each other in lands at great distances. This facilitates the emergence of inter-connectivity among countries and continents respectively. It uses the available potentialities to generate wealth and improve living standards. Sadly, it isn’t doing that well at the moment in many developing countries. Corruption is equally not a new phenomenon, which has gained a universal ground in both the developing and developed countries. This is evident for there is hardly a society or country that is completely immune to or free from it. Moreover, the wind of globalization has eased it’s penetrated in to the political, social, economic and administrative life of many societies global wide. There is a link between globalization and corruption. This is because globalization brings to the finger-tips of corrupt people and/or agencies the supporting information to enable them in accomplishing their corrupt activities with adequate conveniences. Critical to this is the globalization of financial systems makes it easy for corrupt agents to transfer stolen funds and assets from one country to hide/keep in another country like the classical cases established in Nigeria. The fight against corruption is an inevitable project worth doing especially in developing countries like Nigeria and this is what the government is currently taking with a lot of priority. This paper focuses on the concepts of globalization and corruption, the fight against corruption in Nigeria. The choice of Nigeria in developing countries is motivated by the appealing need for more attention on its economic development and the need to fight corruption, which appears to be a great threat to the economic growth of the country and others alike.
Keyword: Globalization, Corruption, Developing Countries, Economy
AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTS OF FIELD TRIP TECHNIQUE ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF UPPER BASIC LEVEL STUDENTS IN KADUNA STATE-NIGERIA
1 SALIHU, JAMILU JA’AFAR & 2 A’ISHATU ABUBAKAR TANKO
1Department of Arts and Social Science Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria-Nigeria, 2Department of Primary Education Studies, Federal College of Education, Zaria-Nigeria
The study examined the Effects of field trip technique on academic performance of upper basic level students in Kaduna state. The study used non equivalent comparison group design and 120 JSSII students of the following schools were used as sample: Government junior secondary school Tudun-Jukun, Zaria, Government junior secondary school, Awai, Government junior secondary school, Aba and Government junior secondary school Muchiya, S/Gari were selected via purposive sampling technique. The study used Social Studies Achievement Test (SOSAT) as data collection instrument. The study tested three (3) hypotheses. The data analysis tools were t-test independent sample. The study revealed that Upper Basic Level students performed better when they were taught with educational field trip technique as against lecture method. The study revealed that there were no significant differences on the academic performance of students who were taught using educational field trip technique on account of gender and geographical location. In the light of the above, this study recommends that social studies teachers should be encouraged to adopt the technique of educational field trip for their students’ optimum academic performance.
Keyword: Field Trip, Academic Performance, Technique, Upper Basic, Method
EDUCATION FOR ALL: PROBLEM AND PROSPECTS IN NIGERIA
REV CANON EGESI JONATHAN CHIDOMEREM AND ALANEME JUSTINA CHIKA
Imo State Polytechnic Umuagwo-Ohaji,P.M.B. 1472 Owerri
Education for All (EFA) policy is not restricted to the Nigerian society alone, but rather, it has become a global call for action. This initiative for basic education program for is necessitated by the great importance education has in every society. This text tends to examine the need for education for all by the Unesco and World Bank and to see areas how this can be sustained mostly in the developing countries of the world like Nigeria. It also has the duty to appraise the reason behind non-implementation of this noble objective in many countries of the world more especially the developing nations. Consequent on the non-implementation of this initiative is the ugly situation where children of school age dropout of school or even don’t attend school at all. Though this research is descriptive in its analysis, but attempts to look into the practical measures taken by the various local, state and federal levels of the government in addressing this issue. As the text talks about the problems and prospects of Education for All (EFA) in Nigeria, effort is made to design the test in such a way that main topics are made to stand out, while some sub-headings were as well added in proper places for easy understanding. At the end of it, however, some conclusions were reached and recommendations made on the way out of this ugly educational tread in Nigeria.
Keyword: Education, Prospects, Nigeria, Problem and tends
ATTITUDE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS TOWARDS MATHEMATICS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS IN KANO MUNICIPAL EDUCATION ZONE, KANO STATE
1 IDRIS SALISU ROGO & 2 SULAIMAN, M.S
1Institute of Continuing Education, Bayero University, Kano 2Federal University, Gashua
The objectives of this study were to investigate senior secondary school student’s attitude towards mathematics and it relationship to their academic achievement in mathematics and explore gender difference in the students’ attitude towards mathematics in the study area.380 sample made up of 247 male and 133 female out of the total population of 27176 students. The sample was conveniently selected from ten (10) out of the thirty seven (37) senior secondary schools in the study area. The instrument used in collecting the data for the study was Attitude toward mathematics scale (ATM-scale). The data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, chi-square test of independence and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient respectively. The findings in the study revealed that male students have more positive attitudes toward mathematics than the female students and vice versa. Moreover, the study also revealed that there was a strong positive relationship between attitude towards mathematics and achievement in mathematics among senior secondary school students of the study area.
Keyword: Mathematics, Attitude, Students, Academic achievements, Kano State
TRAINED AND UNTRAINED TEACHERS IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS OF MUBI TOWN ADAMAWA STATE
1 SUNDAY H.M , 2 HASHIM .A & 3 MUHAMMAD .A.
1Department of library and information science, 2Department of Urban and Regional planning, Federal polytechnic Mubi, P.M.B 35, Adamawa State , Nigeria, 3Department of sociology, Federal University of Technology, Jigawa State – Nigeria
The work aims at assessing trained and untrained teachers in some selected secondary schools in Mubi Town Adamawa State, Nigeria. Both primary and secondary data were collected. The sample schools are; (1) Government Secondary school Mubi, (2) Government Day Secondary school Vintim, (3) Government Secondary school Mujara, (4) Baptist School Mubi, (5) Word of Faith Group of Schools. The study reveals that, Two of the schools have more Non Trained Staff which are Government Day Secondary school Vintim, and Government Secondary school Mujara, while the remaining schools have greater percentages of its staff strength to be Non Trained Teachers. The study also reveals that trained teachers performed better than untrained teachers because of Sociology and psychology knowledge acquired but on the other hand, commitment to job for both depends on the supervisory role of the school authorities. Conclusion and recommendations are made based on the identified shortfalls.
Keyword: Trained Teachers, Untrained Teachers, Mubi, Lesson Note and Lesson Plan
THE ROLE OF VOWEL CHANGE IN FORMING NEW WORDS IN HAUSA
School of Languages, A.D. Rufa’i College for Legal and Islamic Studies, Misau
The paper aimed at showing the contribution of changing of vowel towards the development of new words in Hausa language. four places are cited where changes of vowel are found. These include grade verb (rukunin aikatau), verbal noun (suna xan aikatau), feminine gender (jinsin mace) na plural (jam’i) (Abubakar, 2001). We shall also see how vowel change contributes towards the development of new words in Hausa language. These are; Derivation (tsirar kalma), inflection (kumburar kalma), Duplication (ninke-ninke) and Amendment (gyara). It happens that, it is under ‘amendment’ that, changing of vowel occurs (Abubakar, 2001). We shall also see how some scholars like: Skinner, (1977), Baba (1998), Abraham, (1947), Yule, (2007) and others, are at the same opinion on Hausa verb, while Parson, (1961), is not with them, where as cited many examples to back his views.
Keyword: Contribution, Change, Vowel, Hausa Language and Amendment
THE CONCEPT DA’AWAH IN ISLAM AND ITS DIVISION AND IMPORTANCE
- NUREINI OMOTOSHO HAMEED
School of Islamic Studies, A. D. Rufafa’i College for Legal And Islamic Studies, Misau, Bauchi State, Nigeria.
This work the concept Da’awah in Islam and its division and importance, contains a succinct effort that explained in brief the dynamic nature of Da’awa methodologies, Definitions, it Divisions, its importance in the community of human raise generally, as provided in the Holly Qur’an and Sunnah, which could be fitted to any Muslim engage him/her self in the task, in conformity with view of scholars in the field, being the divine mission of all prophets of Allah including most companions of the prophet Mohammed (S.A.W)
Keyword: Da’awa, Islam, division, importance, concept.