Assessment of Availability and Utilization of Information Technology in The Teaching of Biology in Ekiti State Secondary Schools, Nigeria (Published)
The study investigated availability and utilization of information technology in the teaching of Biology in Ekiti State secondary schools. The descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted in the study. The population of this study consisted of all the secondary schools in Ekiti State. The sample for this study consisted of 100 Biology teachers which were selected from 50 secondary schools in Ekiti State. The sample was selected using simple random and stratified random sampling techniques. Information and Technology Equipment Checklist was used for data collection. The face and content validity of each instrument was done by experts in Test and Measurement. The data collected for this study were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The findings of the study revealed that the level of availability, level of adequacy and extent of utilization of information technology facilities in teaching Biology in Ekiti State secondary schools were low. It was recommended among others that the government should provide information technology facilities in secondary schools and inspectorate department should ensure that schools with information technology facilities should put it into use in teaching and learning of school subjects especially Biology.
The Availability of Physical and Human Resources on the Implementation of Adult Education Programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated the availability of physical and human resources on the implementation of adult education programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria. Two research questions were formulated. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. A sample of 600 respondents were selected from eighteen local government areas using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. The instrument used for data collection was 20 items, modified rating scale questionnaire titled “Availability of Physical and Human Resources and Implementation of Adult Education programmes Rating Scale (APHRIAEPRS)” was used for data collection. The instrument was dully validated by experts and its reliability estimate was established at .84 using Chronbach Alpha reliability method. Data collected were analysed using simple percentages. The findings from the results revealed that availability of physical resources on the implementation of adult education programmes was inadequate while availability of human resources for the implementation of adult education programmes was 50% average in the study area. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that there should be adequate provision of physical resources to boost the implementation of adult education programmes
Citation: Ekpenyong David Oboqua and Aniekwu, Recheal Ogechukwu (2022) The Availability of Physical and Human Resources on the Implementation of Adult Education Programmes in Cross River State, Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 4, pp. 58-68
Availability and Utilization of Internet Facilities among Undergraduate Students of Colleges of Education Nigeria (Published)
The National Policy of Nigeria (2014), recognizes the important role of ICT (internet) in the modern world hence the launching of ICT driven project known as Schoolnet. The study examined availability and utilization of internet facilities among undergraduate students of the Colleges of Education, Ikere Ekiti as a case study. Descriptive design research of the survey type was used to collect data. Five research questions were raised while four hypotheses were postulated for the study. The population consisted of all the undergraduate students of College of Education, Ikere –Ekiti and the sample was made up of 180 male and female students selected through simple random sampling techniques. The instrument for the study was a questionnaire tagged availability and utilization of internet facilities among undergraduate students of colleges of education (AUIFAUS). The study revealed that the facilities were not adequately available hence the low utilization. Poor electric power supply was the major hindrance. The findings also showed that internet usage was not gender sensitive but students from high social economic background used internet more frequently than those from poor economic background. It was therefore recommended that both the government and the college authority should ensure that internet facilities and regular power supply are made available for students’ use.
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.
Medical Textiles in Government Hospitals (Published)
This study assessed the medical textiles in hospitals in Abakaliki Urban, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. The study ascertained the availability and the utilization of medical textiles in government hospitals in the area of study. Two research questions guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 800 staff of the two government hospitals in area of study. Stratified sampling technique was used to arrive at 160 respondents used for the study. Questionnaire was used for data collection and data collected was analyzed using frequency and mean. Finding include that medical textiles are not enough in the government hospitals and medical textiles are not also effectively utilized in the area of study. It was recommended that medical personnel in the area of study should insist on provision of proper and enough medical textiles before working and that the government should provide antimicrobial protection for the workers in the hospitals.