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.
Integrated Factors Correlating Undergraduate Academic Achievement In Bayelsa State, Nigeria (Published)
The consistent poor academic performance of students in public secondary schools can be regarded as a serious social problem, all stakeholders in education; have concluded that students’ academic performance in public secondary schools falls short of the desired standard. The study investigated the integrated factors determining academic performance of students in public secondary schools in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted and purposive sampling technique was used to select subjects of over 2506 students and 800 teachers in Sagbama. 80 teachers and 242 students were randomly selected from eight public secondary schools to participate in the study. A peer validated questionnaire was used for data collection at r=.92. Data was analysed based on four research questions using simple percentage counts. Results revealed that integrated factors such as teachers, societal, parental, peer group, etc. had positive impacts. It was recommended that teachers and the civil society should contribute positively to the academic performance of public secondary schools students’ in Bayelsa State, Nigeria.
Purpose: This research paper aims to examine the Impact of University Motivated Environment on Students Learning. Design/Methodology/Approach: Keeping in view the objectives the University Motivated Environment factors has been taken. The study sample of 300 students randomly selected from different departments of Albaha university. The use of the likert scale and a questionnaire containing 35 items related to the university motivated factors were used to measure the impact. Popular statistical T-test ANOVA was applied by using SPSS software highlighting more detailed findings of the study. Findings: The results shows that students are not satisfied with the university motivated learning environment because the services and support provided by the university related to Library, Computer, Parking, Cafeteria, Bus, Air Conditioning, Sports, Lab equipments, Cleanliness, Light, Guidelines, Track Complaints, Website, Internet Wi Fi environment, Training and placement, Update curriculum according to need of Industry, Scholarships, Sufficient number of staff to serve students, Recruiting staff according to the need of students, etc are not proper or given which affect students learning environment. Statistical analysis shows that Hypotheses is accepted in all cases. Originality/value – The value of this research is that the university will improve the services from which students are not satisfied.
ENERGY CRISIS AND ITS EFFECTS ON NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: THE NEED FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA (Published)
Studies before now have linked various environmental challenges to human activities. The human activities do not exclude efforts put forth by humans in the search for, production and utilization of various forms of energy resources. The value attached to a particular energy resource determines its rate of demand which determines its rate of production and consumption. The consumption of any form of energy resource commonly in use determines its cost which determines its rate of availability to its end-users. The cost of energy resources on which the availability depends defines the phenomenon of energy crisis. This paper x-rays the dynamics of energy crisis and reveals its effects on Nigeria’s national development. It establishes that environmental education is a veritable tool for tackling the phenomenon of energy crisis in Nigeria. The paper recommends that environmental education shall be designed to educate and re-orientate its audiences on the implications of their activities on the environment and as well encourage and motivate them to participate actively in activities directed toward the protection, improvement, management, restoration and conservation of the Nigerian environment.
Religion, Man and His Environment (Published)
The paper focuses on three main issues of religion, man and environment. Of the diverse environments, only the natural environment is dwelt upon in the paper, which also sheds light on how religion makes man to benefit from the natural environment. The interactions of man in the natural environment are discussed and the ways these interactions are adversely affecting its sustainability explained. The paper deposed that religion is about sustainability, which is the wish of God for the planet earth, as well as his wish for humankind and the environment. Religion should not only save the soul of man, but assure the sustainability of the natural environment created by him to sustain the life of humankind