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The Use of Mother Tongue in Communicating Mathematics: Implication for Teaching and Learning of Mathematics (Published)

Mathematics as a school subject is designed to solve the everyday problem created by human activities; these problems are domesticated in the different cultures of man all over the world.  However, the performance of students keeps dwindling due to the westernize approach of teaching and learning mathematics. In other to solve this precarious situation this paper advocated the use of mother tongue in the teaching of mathematics. Mother tongue approach here refers to first-language education as a medium of instruction. The use of mother tongue in the teaching and learning of mathematics is meant to address the high functional illiteracy of Nigeria where language plays a significant factor. Using mother tongue to teach the basic concepts of numbers, operations and other concepts of mathematics helps build a strong foundation for the understanding and learning of higher mathematics. This approach is effective not only in getting the interest of students in the lesson but as a springboard in teaching new mathematical concepts, principles and in deepening student understanding on how mathematical operations or processes work. The mother tongue concepts of teaching and learning mathematics in this work shall be based on the following sub-topics: Numeration/Counting System, Basic Arithmetic Operations, Rhymes and Geometric Concepts. The paper completely reduced the Eurocentric mathematics beliefs of students and make them discover how best mathematics can be learning from their mother tongue. The paper recommended amongst others that teachers of mathematics should adopt the use of mother tongue in teaching mathematics in order to improve students understanding of the subject.

Keywords: Learning, Mathematics, Mother tongue, School, Teaching

School Health Services Utilisation Among Secondary School Students in Ibadan, Oyo State (Published)

This study assesses the utilisation of school health services in Ibadan North-West Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria, with implications for primary healthcare among school children and the prevention of early-life preventable diseases. The research objectives include determining the level of school health service utilisation among secondary students in public and private schools, investigating barriers affecting utilisation, and examining the association between school type and service utilisation. A descriptive cross-sectional research design was employed, sampling 300 students aged 10-19 from a population of 37,396 in Ibadan North-West Local Government Area. The study utilized a multi-stage sampling procedure and a self-structured questionnaire with sections on socio-demographic characteristics, utilisation assessment, and barriers. The instrument’s validity was established through content and face validity procedures. Results indicate a higher utilisation of school health services in private schools compared to public schools, highlighting a deficit in human and material resources for qualitative school health programs. Weak collaboration between the health and education sectors was detected, contributing to suboptimal standards and dissatisfaction among beneficiaries. Factors such as logistical challenges and changing living areas were identified as potential contributors to poor health program implementation. Recommendations include intensified efforts by school management boards to ensure service utilisation, the creation and maintenance of healthy school environments, and increased family involvement in school health service policies.

Keywords: Health, School, Students, Utilisation., services

Social Media; Negative Effect on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students In Nigeria (Published)

Citation: Adeniyi   Adewale   Ojo  (2022) Social   Media; Negative   Effect   on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students   In   Nigeria, British Journal of Education, Vol.10, Issue 3, pp., 126-131

Abstract: Obviously, it is common among the secondary school students in Nigeria that they lure of using social media as mode of communication and interaction among themselves. However, these social media such as Facebook, and Twitter and so on are using negatively and inappropriate to the levels in which they cannot benefit from it. In addition, many students of secondary schools in Nigeria today acquired antisocial behaviours such as fraudulent habit  and other bad characters which peculiar in social media  while  thousands  the of students in our country   podcasting their reading culture because   they are spending  much  time on the social media. Similarly, social media affect the reading culture of many secondary students in Nigeria because they prefer to spend many hours on the social media than to read their books.  Yet,  the incident of yahoo  rampant in rural , urban  and Riverine  area  in  Nigeria while teenagers  believe that it is  short cut  for them to become millions over night . Meanwhile , this  has been  generated to  famous  calamity  among  secondary  school  students in our  country.  

Keywords: Academic, Culture, Negative effect, Performance, School, Social media, Students, Teenagers, anti- social, behaviours

The reality of the partnerships between the family and the school in the Northern Ghore Directorate and the most important mechanisms proposed for development from principals’ point of view (Published)

The study aimed to know the reality of the partnerships between the family and the school in the Directorate of the northern Ghore , and the obstacles that prevent its effectiveness, and to present the most important mechanisms proposed for its development, from the point of view of the principals, the sample was randomly selected and made up of (58) directors, and used the study The descriptive analytical approach through the resolution which included (40) paragraph divided in three axes, and the study showed that the reality of the partnerships between the family and the school in the Directorate of the northern Ghore came to a moderate degree, because there are many obstacles that limit its effectiveness’s , most notably: poor role In emphasizing the importance of the partnership between the school and the family, and the weak training programs needed to deal with the family, the results of the study indicated that the most important mechanisms proposed for the development of the partnership between the family and the school: providing the family with periodic reports about their children’s school levels, activating the communication Between the family and the school through meetings and contacts, and creating an administrative function at the school centered on the activation of partnership and coordination with the family.

Keywords: Directorate, North Ghore, Partnership, School, family

Learner Voice, Praxis for Democratic Schooling in Nigeria (Published)

Learner voice has emerged in literature in the 21st century as a means to inform educational change in both developed and developing countries, including Nigeria. It is a rights-based movement and the focus in this work is to help democratise school practices to foster engagement of the perspectives of learners, as partners with teachers, in decision-making involving the curriculum, policies and practices in the context. Analysis of the concept herein is underpinned by social constructivist epistemologies. Learner voice practice challenges didactic pedagogies prevalent within the Nigerian educational system. Rather, the notion regards the learner as a co-creator of knowledge of classroom programmes and partner in school reforms within the context.

Keywords: Democratic, Nigeria, School, engagement, learner voice

Participatory school administration and its impact on the academic achievement of the students of the basic stage in Jordanian public schools (Published)

The study aimed to identify the participatory school administration and its impact on the academic achievement of the students of the basic stage in Jordanian public schools. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researcher followed the analytical descriptive approach in terms of applying the study tool and data collection and analysis. For the Directorate of Education of the liwa’ Bani Kenana, while the sample of the study consisted of (30) students from the elementary school of Kfr soom. The study found that there is a statistically significant impact of the participatory school administration on the academic achievement of the students of the stage The core of the Jordanian government schools, the study recommended the need to work on the application of the theories of modern management in the various Directorates of Education of the Ministry of Education of Jordan.

Keywords: Academic Achievement, Administration, Jordanian public schools, School

Prayer in Schools – Legal and Administrative Perspectives in Nigeria (Published)

The study is concerned with the administrative and legal perceptive of prayer in Nigeria public schools. 780 school administrators were randomly selected from the public schools in the 3 geo-political regions in the Southern Nigeria. A 20 item questionnaire was designed by the researcher. This was validated by experts in test and evaluation as well as seasoned school administrators in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. The instrument was further tested for reliability using the test-re-test method. The data collected was analysed using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient statistics and it was established as 0.82 which shows that the instrument is reliable. The researcher and other research assistants personally administered the questionnaire and the data analysed using the mean and the t-test analysis. From the result and findings, it was observed that most school administrators do not see prayer as a normal school routine but do not have proper knowledge on the legality of enforcing prayer in schools. To the administrators, prayers is for character molding, entertainment and an instrument to instill discipline but the legal perspective is that it must not be forced on the child and must be conducted in line with the fundamental human rights of the child as enshrined in Section 33 – 44 of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Keywords: Administration, Nigeria, School, prayer

Causes of Examination Malpractice in Nigeria Schools (Published)

This research study was carried out to investigate the cause of examination malpractice in Nigeria schools. The paper highlighted factors responsible for examination malpractice, students and their level of knowledge and skill acquisition, school facilities and environment, role of government agencies, supervisory role of school administration, political undertone and government insensitivity to educational needs, solution to examination malpractice in schools.

Keywords: Education, Examination Malpractices, Nigeria, School


This study investigated the effects of cognitive behaviour therapy and rational emotive behaviour therapy on drug abuse of senior secondary school students in Ibadan, Nigeria. The study adopted a pretest-posttest, control group Quasi-experimental design. Multi-stage sampling technique was used to select 120 participants from three randomly selected secondary schools in Ibadan. The participants were randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. The two treatment groups were exposed to eight-week training in cognitive behaviour and rational emotive behaviour therapies, while participants in the control group received no training. One validated instrument: School Drug Abuse Rating Scale (DARS) as used and four hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Data were analysed using Analysis of Covariance and MCA. The results of the study revealed that there was significant main effect of treatment on the ability of student’s to overcome their drug abuse challenges (F (3,116) = 6.613, p < .05).Also, the findings indicated that Cognitive Behaviour and Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapies were effective in effecting a behavioural change in students with challenges of drug abuse. Likewise, the result further revealed that there was no significant difference in the main effect of age between (younger and older); gender (male and female) on the drug abuse act of student participants. Also, the three way interaction effect of treatment with age and gender was not significant. Therefore, school authorities should adopt the two interventions as to effectively manage the challenging issue of drug abuse among secondary school students’ in school

Keywords: Age, Cognitive behaviour therapy, Drug Abuse, Gender, School, Student, and Ibadan., rational emotive behaviour therapy

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