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Effects of the west Africa Examination Council (WAEC) and the National Examination Council (NECO) Oral English Syllabi on Secondary School Leavers’ Spoken English in Kogi State, Nigeria (Published)

The study investigated the effects of the adequacy of WAEC and NECO Oral English Examination Syllabi on secondary school leavers’ spoken English in Kogi state, Nigeria. The research is categorically informed by the poor performance of secondary school students in WAEC and NECO Oral English Test and lack of intelligibility in their communications. A survey research design was used for the study. Five schools were sampled for the study. Oral production test was conducted in order to determine students’ oral proficiency with criterion-reference and bi-dialectal/transitional approach in view. Findings generally reveal that the two syllabi (WAEC and NECO) were adequate, but the deliberate exclusion of Alternative A Test (listening and speaking) has rendered the Ora English Test unchallenging. Based on the findings, the paper recommends, among others, that the teaching of Oral English should be practise-oriented, involving real life situation instead of only theory that is currently being practiced.


Keywords: Adequacy, Intelligibility, Oral Proficiency, WAEC and NECO

Evaluation of Students’ Personnel Services in Colleges of Education in Nigeria (Published)

The purpose of this study was to investigate evaluation of students’ personnel services in colleges of education in Nigeria. The descriptive survey design was adopted; three research questions and two null hypotheses guided the study. The population comprised 6184 and 8,569 staff and students of federal and state colleges of education respectively. A stratified random sampling technique was used to draw a sample of 770 staff and students from federal and state colleges of education in South-East geo-political zone of Nigeria. Evaluation of student personnel services questionnaire (ESPSQ) was used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using t-test statistics to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there was low extent of adequacy of student personnel services in both colleges. There was no significant difference on the extent of availability of student personnel services in both colleges of education. Educational implications and conclusion were drawn.

Keywords: Adequacy, Availability, Evaluation, Personnel Service, Quality and Strategies

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