The importance of education in the development of individuals and society as a whole cannot be overemphasised. But when it is not indigenised, some of the aims may become defeated as traditional norms are destroyed and social productivity is curtailed. Studies have therefore advocated for a decolonised education as the probable solution to the socio-cultural and economic challenges facing the continent of Africa. Consequently, this paper examined decolonised education in Nigeria as an impetus for a holistic development. In addressing the subject, the paper examined decolonized education in Nigeria; the impacts of western education on Nigeria and indigenous education; and the importance of decolonising education for African centred development. The paper further argued that while the structure for a decolonised education exits in the country, nothing much has been done in the area of implementation in recent times. The paper therefore recommended that concerted efforts must be made to decolonise education at all levels in order to pave way for a holistic and Nigerian centred development.
Mindfulness is a purposeful, non-judgmental method of focusing attention on the present moment including awareness, attention, and remembering. It cultivates the process of gradual mental development and is enriched by the concepts of acceptance, affirmation, self-reflection, non-evaluation, and sympathy. This profound, meaningful practice is universally healing, appropriate, and beneficial to mental health. Many researchers investigated its benefits in the education system for improving processes of teaching, learning, and interactions between teachers and students. This study applied a comparative, descriptive, integrative review to probe over thirty peer-reviewed published papers in credited journals found in search engines, concentrated on mindfulness in pre/post COVID-19 education. It manifested how this collection of research departed in their finding, application, recognition, implication, feasibility, and methodology employed. It concluded with the significance of mindfulness-based interventions in the post-COVID curriculum.
Citation: Fu F., Haratyan F. and Yanling Z. (2023) A Comparative Review of Research on Mindfulness in Pre/Post Covid-19 Education, British Journal of Education, Vol.11, Issue 3, 1-24
Promotion of Creative Development of Early Childhood Learners: ECE Teachers’ Perspective on How in Atebubu Amantin Municipal (Published)
The aim of the study sought to examine the impact of teacher’s creativity on the creative development of early childhood learners. In providing a clear justification to the purpose of the study, the qualitative research approach and the case study as the research design. The target population for the study was all the lower primary teachers in Early Childhood Development Model in Atebubu (ECD). The census was used as the sampling technique due to the relatively small number of the participants. Ideally, the semi-structured interview was used as the instrument for the study. The study found that Intellectual risk-taking, brainstorming, teachers’ narrative and dramatization activities promote learners’ creative abilities and development. The study concluded that teachers creating spaces for play, giving students access to time ask questions and providing learners active environment that are resource-rich, and supporting musical play in the classroom promote learners’ creative abilities. The study recommended that providing teachers with opportunities to improve their creativity via continuing professional development is an important step in enhancing their understanding of the benefits of creativity in the classroom and assisting them in becoming more creative educators.
Citation: Adjei D.W. (2023) Promotion of Creative Development of Early Childhood Learners: ECE Teachers’ Perspective on How in Atebubu Amantin Municipal, British Journal of Education, Vol.11, Issue 2, 1-12
The Managerial Enforcement of Covid-19 Protocols of Faculty of Education Students in Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani, Nigeria (Published)
This study investigated the managerial enforcement of Covid-19 protocols of faculty of education students in Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani, Nigeria. Three research questions were formulated. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. It samples the study was 689 respondents selected from the ten departments of faculty of Education using simple and accidental random sampling techniques. The instrument used for the study was 26-items, modified likert scale type questionnaire titled “Managerial Enforcement of COVID-19 protocols and Faculty of Education Questionnaire (MECPFEQ)” was used for data collection. the instrument was dully validated by experts and its reliability method. Data collected were analysed using mean scores and standards deviation. The findings from the results revealed that there is a great extent in the university management enforcement of Covid-19 protocols in the study area. Based on the findings, it was recommended among other that there should be regular supervision of all staff, students, visitors, task force and security personnel to ensure that there is consistent compliance to prescribed laws for quality service delivery.
Citation: Catherin Nkiru Elechi, Ekpenyong David Oboqua, Loretta Chika Ukwuaba, Veronica Ngozi Odenigbo (2022) The Managerial Enforcement of Covid-19 Protocols of Faculty of Education Students in Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Agbani, Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 10, pp.24-33
Influence of Teachers’ Qualifications On Junior Secondary School Students’ Performance in Mathematics and Basic Basic Science in Kaduna State, Nigeria (Published)
This study examined the influence of teachers’ qualifications on junior Secondary School students’ performance in Mathematics in Zaria metropolis of Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study employed ex-post facto research design. Multi-stage random sampling technique was applied to select twelve government junior Secondary Schools from the 23 government junior Secondary Schools in the area. The sample included twenty-four teachers and one thousand, six hundred and ten (1,610) students. Data gathered were the scores of students from the general MOCK examinations which was the pre terminal junior Secondary School external examination. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics i.e. mean and standard deviation to answer the four research questions raised. The findings were that 1. teachers’ qualifications have major influence on students’ performance in Mathematics.2. teachers’ qualifications have major influence on students’ performance in Basic Science 3. there is little or no difference in the influence of teachers’ qualifications on male and female performance in Mathematics & 4. there is little or no difference in the influence of teachers’ qualifications on male and female performance in Basic Science. The study recommended among others that appropriate education authorities and stakeholders should ensure that qualified teachers with relevant qualifications only are those allowed to teach each subject and that teachers with lower qualifications should be made to further their education to obtain higher qualifications for higher teaching skills.
Citation: Jekayinfa, Olatunji James; Salami, Olajumoke Olayemi; Olu-Ajayi Funmilayo Elizabeth; Owonuwa, Seun (2022) Influence of Teachers’ Qualifications On Junior Secondary School Students’ Performance In Mathematics And Basic Basic Science In Kaduna State, Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.10., Issue 8, pp. 31-44
Technology in Secondary Education: Sociological Implications for the 21st Century Nigeria Adolescents (Published)
Change is inevitable in the society and in the 21st Century. This assertion cannot be overemphasized in the sense that the advent of technology has seen unprecedented levels of change. The application of technology in every aspect of today’s society has become the order of the day in the 21st Century, influencing every sector of modern society. The educational sector is not left in this wave of technological application as the introduction and employment of technological gadgets and approaches in the educational process has impacted the teaching and learning processes comprised of distant learning, cognitive development, collaborative teaching and learning to mention. Scholars have highlighted that the application of technological approaches to learning has been observed to impact the educational performance of students. It is therefore important that this approach be inculcated in the educational sector, particularly the secondary educational level because of its strategic position in the educational sector, its target population and the need to secure and guarantee the future of generations to come. It however, has a number of positive and negative implications for the adolescents such exemplified in cyber-bullying, pornography and the acquisition of improper use of language, among others. Cyber bullying, for instance, has the potential to impact the educational performance of students. This paper therefore seeks to explore the employment of technology in secondary in Nigeria and its sociological implication on adolescents. it establishes that education remains a critical drive of societal advancement and growth as it continues to adjust to meet the educational expectations of the modern-day society. The paper therefore makes a number of recommendations which include that parents and teachers should provide pupils with good orientation on the application and dangers of technology and its devices as well as the need for government and other organization to provide ICT equipment in schools.
Citation: Josephine Azuka Onyido and Okechukwu Akara Nwaogu (2022) Technology in Secondary Education: Sociological Implications for the 21st Century Nigeria Adolescents, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 4, pp. 35-42
Assessment of Adolescents Attitude towards Sexuality and Reproductive Health Education in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, Southern Nigeria (Published)
Citation: Chujuor J.C., and Hariet Onovughe Ayah (2022), Assessment of Adolescents Attitude towards Sexuality and Reproductive Health Education in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, Southern Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 3, pp. 34-41
Abstract: The study aimed at determining the attitude of male and female adolescents towards sexuality and reproductive health education. The population of the study consisted of 5,800 adolescents in public secondary schools in Eleme Local Government Area of Rivers State, Southern Nigeria. The sample of the study was however made up of 200 adolescent drawn through simple random sampling technique. Data of the study was obtained using structured questionnaire titled: “Adolescents Attitude to Sexuality and Reproductive Health Education Questionnaire (AASRHEQ). The instrument was validated by experts in educational psychology and measurement and evaluation. The reliability coefficient of the instrument was 0.75, using Cronbach alpha technique. Data collected were analyzed using mean (x), standard deviation and t-test. Result got after data analysis indicated that generally speaking majority of the adolescents had negative attitude. However, a significant difference was found in the adolescents attitude by gender and by religion;. Consequently, recommendations were made which included that the government needs to do more in term of ensuring the implementation of teaching of sexuality and reproductive health education curriculum in schools, especially in the semi urban and rural areas; and that practicing counselors should take up the responsibility of ensuring enough awareness campaign through programs in school and local communities aimed at enhancing the development of positive attitude towards sexuality education among adolescents.
Equity in education is when every student receives the resources needed to acquire the basic work skills of reading, writing, and basic arithmetic. While Ghana has achieved near universal access to primary and lower secondary education, the gross enrollment rate in higher secondary education was below 45 percent in 2014, with large disparities in access. In the year 2017, the government of Ghana implemented a free SHS policy on a free access to secondary education for all. This research sought to investigate the implications of the free senior high school policy to educational access and equity in secondary education in Ghana. The document analysis approach was adopted for this study. The findings revealed that the free SHS policy has really increased enrollment figures in secondary schools’ attendance. The researcher recommended that parents, teachers, school administrators, policy analysts and relevant stakeholders have the responsibility to offer alternative proposals and do so in a manner that is constructive and helpful to the policy discourse.
One of the objectives of Polytechnic Education (Technical University Education) in Ghana is the promotion of technical and vocational education and training, technology transfer and skills development to enhance the socio-economic development of the country. Polytechnic education plays a significant role in human resource development of a country by employing skilled manpower, enhancing industrial productivity and improving the status quo (quality of life). The main aim of the study was to identify and to address the gap between printing education and printing industry at Takoradi Polytechnic; so as to restructure the curriculum to reflect what is being done in the printing industry across the country. The literature review has been organized together with sub-headings as contained in the subsequent pages and have been reviewed in line with the views of scholars to help readers have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the topic.The main respondents for the study included students and lecturers in the Department of Graphic Design Technology, Takoradi Polytechnic on one side and working staff of the selected printing firms in the Accra Metropolis. The researchers implemented the use of open and close type of questionnaires, semi-structured interviews and full-participant observational method in gathering data for the study. The study revealed that the Polytechnic Printing programme should be revised by the Polytechnic and the Department of Graphic Design to help produce skilled trained Graphic Designers to fit into the trending Digital Printing Industry. The study exposed that issues that are affecting the Polytechnic students in acquiring the necessary training and skills to march up to the Printing industry is the curriculum. If the Polytechnic curriculum is revised and students are provided with enough practical skills it is believed that the gap between the Printing Education and Printing Industry for the Polytechnic objectives will be achieved.
Education is the pivot of development. It has an over-riding force on the nature of the environment and economy that prevail in any given state. To that extent, education becomes the lubricant that shapes the behaviour, attitudes, abilities, perception and choices which set the overall tone of the economy. Education, therefore, as a factor of environmental and economic choices which make all the difference between developed, developing and underdeveloped societies, is the subject of critique in this paper.