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Training of Youths in Entrepreneurship/Vocational Skills of Fabric Dyeing in Bade Local Government Area, Yobe State, Nigeria (Published)

This study involves the training of some selected youths in Bade Local Government, Gashua, Yobe State on the vocational skills of tie and dye in other to reduce unemployment and poverty which has been the core problem affecting Yobe State especially as it is affected by the insurgency. Fifty (50) youths were trained; questionnaires were administered before and after the training for the purpose of data collection for this study. The results revealed that, 91.2% of the trainees/ respondents were interested in acquiring training skills on the vocation of tie and dye, and are ready to take it up as a business/source of livelihood. 95.8% of the trainees/respondents fall within the ages of 18-35 years, 70.8% of them were male, while 29.2% were female. 66.7% of the trainees/respondents were unemployed. The above figures showed that the youth needs vocational training skills not only in tie and dye, but also in other professions, in order to reduce unemployment and poverty which on the order hand will help to reduce all other social vices in the community. It is recommended that, the government, Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs), corporate organizations and individuals should invest in massive vocational training for the youths so as to produce quality entrepreneurs, tradesmen and professionals who have the technical frame work to start and successfully manage micro, small and medium enterprise respectively.          

Keywords: Bade local government area, Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Training, Yobe State, Youths, fabric dyeing, vocational skills

Engagement in Mobile Learning As a Correlate of Academic Performance among Science Education Students in Public Universities in Enugu State, Nigeria (Published)

This study determined engagement in mobile learning as a correlate of academic performance among science education students. The correlation survey research design was employed. The population of the study comprised 83(34 males and 49 females) science education level 3 students of 2017/2018 academic session in the two public universities in Enugu State. The sample was all the eighty three (83) science education level 3 students since it is manageable. Two instruments; Students’ Engagement in Mobile Learning Questionnaire (SEMLQ) and Students’ Academic Performance Proforma (SAPP) developed by the researchers were used to collect data. The SEMLQ was subjected to reliability analysis using Cronbach Alpha Method. Data collected were analyzed using multiple regression analysis to answer the research questions and test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that: the regression/beta coefficients (β) associated with each of the predictor variables in predicting students’ academic performance was significant. A coefficient of determination (R2) of 0.77 obtained indicated that 77% of variation in students’ academic performance was attributable to students’ engagement in mobile learning compositely; gender does not significantly moderate the prediction of students’ academic performance.

Citation: Agbo Lourita Princess, Nwafor, Stephen Chinedu, Odukwe, Ogochukwu Chinelo (2021)  Engagement in Mobile Learning As a Correlate of Academic Performance among Science Education Students in Public Universities in Enugu State, Nigeria, European Journal of Training and Development Studies, Vol.8 No.2, pp.1-10


Keywords: : Academic Performance, Enugu State, Mobile Learning, Nigeria, science education students’ public universities

Technical Human Capital Obsolescence and Age Relationship in the Building Construction Industry: A case of Nigeria (Published)

The Building Construction Industry (BCI) is among the businesses that depend on the agility and viability of the workforce. Consequently, it invests heavenly in the development of employees’ knowledge and skills, otherwise known as human capital. However, individual’s human capital is bound to deteriorate owning to atrophy (nonuse of skills) and inevitable changes, which could be as a result of ageing process, wear, injuries, and/or illnesses, in the individual. This deterioration is known technical human capital obsolescence. Thus, using descriptive study, this paper investigates technical human capital obsolescence in the BCI and its relationship with workers’ aging. Three research questions guided the study and questionnaire was administered to 387 randomly selected BCI workers. 278 questionnaires representing 71.83 percent were successfully completed and returned. The data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation, Pearson Correlation Coefficient, Kruskal-Wallis H test statistics and SPSS software. The findings indicate, among other things, that, individual’s technical obsolescence due to wear is not a function of age. It is recommended that the industry and her workers intermittently evaluate their skills with the view of finding the specific obsolescence and providing measure(s) to alleviate its effects in the industry.

Keywords: : Human Capital, Industry, Nigeria, Technical, age relationship, building construction, obsolescence

Local Content Development in the Oil and Gas Industry in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects (Published)

In the past, the major players in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria were the international oil companies (IOCs). There was inadequate skilled workforce in the industry especially with respect to indigenous participation in the oil and gas projects. Consequently, the IOCs relied heavily on expatriates to carry out projects in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria which ordinarily would have been handled by Nigerians. In order to boost local participation in the oil and gas projects and create more employment opportunities for the locals, the federal government of Nigeria in 2010, enacted the Local Content Act in recognition of the inadequacy of the indigenous human capital development in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. However, the Local Content development policy of the federal government is without some problems which have affected the effective and efficient implementation of the policy. This paper therefore, examines the local content development policy of the federal government, identifies its problems and prospects, and makes appropriate recommendations.

Keywords: Content, Development, GAS, Industry, Nigeria, local, oil

Life-Style and University Type as “Predisposers” To Stress among University Academics in Anambra State, Nigeria (Published)

Objectives of the study were to investigate lecturers’ life-style and university ownership variables, and stress experiences accompanying the variables. Participants (110) were sampled using incidental and cluster techniques: Federal University (46), State University (42), and Private University (22), Professors (12), Associate Professors (9), Senior Lecturers (30), Lecturer 1 (24), Lecturer 2 (14), and Assistant Lecturers (21) of cross-sectional and factorial designs, with multiple analysis of variance (MANOVA) statistics. Data were collected using valid/reliable life-style, and stress experience inventories of 5-points Likert measurements respectively. Findings were: Life-style significantly predisposed lecturers to stress; life-style significantly predisposed lecturers to stress arising from relationship with colleagues, research stress, and teaching task stress; combination of life-style and university type significantly contributed to lecturers’ stress experiences; finally, variations in the stress were caused by work environment stressors. Recommendations were for lecturers to adopt healthy life-style, while university work environment be improved.

Keywords: Anambra State, Nigeria, Stress, academics/lecturers, life-style, university-type

Knowledge Integration and Service Delivery of Health Professionals in Public Hospitals in South-South Nigeria (Published)

The specific objective of the study was to ascertain the extent to which knowledge integration influences service delivery of health professionals in public hospitals in South-South Nigeria. The study employed a correlation design. A sample of 596 respondents were selected from twelve categorized public hospitals is South-South using Taro Yamani’s formula. 34 questions were formulated in the questionnaire in line with the stated objective of the study. A total of 596 copies of questionnaire were administered and 551 copies were collected showing 92 percent responses, 10 responses were rejected and 541 copies constituting 90 percent of the questionnaire were analyzed.  The results showed that there is positive significant relationship between knowledge integration and service delivery of health professionals in public hospitals in South-South Nigeria. The study concluded that the integration of knowledge management in service delivery is a vital aspect of learning in healthcare organization, as new discoveries and knowledge become available to professionals in their respective fields which have to acquire, transmit, retain and use the knowledge. The study therefore, recommends that organizations of various sizes should adequately integrate knowledge management enablers’ factors in their organizational culture and leadership to enhance organizational performance and provision of service quality. The integration of new knowledge in all the units within the healthcare institutions/organizations and adequate implementation of health policies and programmes will help to transform the healthcare delivery into a more cost effective error averse and accountable public resources. There should be an increasing individuals’ confidence in integrating useful knowledge with others. Knowledge integration can be enhanced by increasing employees’ self-efficacy through training. Organizations are expected to help shape and facilitate staff perceptions of knowledge ownership which have been found to enhance their knowledge integration because of internal satisfaction.


Keywords: Knowledge, Knowledge Integration., Nigeria, Public Hospitals, Service delivery, South-South, health professionals

The Impact of Social Networking on Academic Performance in Mathematics in Selected Secondary Schools in Edo State (Published)

This study was aimed at investigating the impact of social networking on the academic performance of secondary school students in mathematics using selected secondary schools in Edo State. The study was necessitated by the relative new culture of communication and connecting with friends via the internet in this part of the world. The work also seeks to find out what motivate students to study mathematics. The study adopted descriptive research design; simple random sampling procedure was used to select ten public and private secondary schools out of the lot in the area. The research instrument used for data collection was questionnaire. The data obtained from respondents were analyzed using simple percentage and the results were briefly discussed. The findings revealed that students disposition towards their teacher (mathematics teacher in this case) and their intended career can motivate them to study mathematics; students have access to phones, computers and other communication devices and the internet. Majority of the respondents indicate that social networking do not have negative effect on their study habits. It was recommended that students should be enlightened on the academic advantage in social networks and guided to avoid been distracted from their studies.

Keywords: : Academic Performance, Mathematics, Nigeria, Social Networking

The Status of Social Studies in Nigeria’s Educational Scaffolding (Published)

The main crux of this paper is to draw the attention of all social studies practitioners, researchers, students of our discipline – social studies and others, to the fact that social studies in Nigeria’s education system is not the preserve of the Universal Basic Education level schools. This is undoubtedly an integral part of it. However, there is more to it than is ordinarily perceived.

Keywords: Education System, Educational, Nigeria, Scaffolding, Social Studies

The Status of Social Studies In Nigeria’s Educational Scaffolding (Published)

The main crux of this paper is to draw the attention of all social studies practitioners, researchers, students of our discipline – social studies and others, to the fact that social studies in Nigeria’s education system is not the preserve of the Universal Basic Education level schools. This is undoubtedly an integral part of it. However, there is more to it than is ordinarily perceived.


Keywords: Educational Scaffolding, Nigeria, Social Studies

Corruption in the Education Industry in Nigeria: Implications for National Development (Published)

This paper sees corruption generally as a condemnable behaviour and particularly identifies corruption in the education industry as a practice that has multiple capabilities for undermining the national development of Nigeria. Corruption in the education industry terribly creates infrastructural deficits that result in poor instructional delivery and making many people not to have access to education which in addition to being a fundamental human right is a spring board for their empowerment and emancipation infrastructural deficits and inability of a people to have access to education systematically renders useless the ability of the people to engineer  national development as generations of citizens are left frustrated, disgruntled and disenchanted in addition to manifesting terrible immorality in the forms of militancy and insurgency. Embrace of militancy and insurgency as a result of lack of access and infrastructure owe their sources to corruption, which disastrously has multiplier effects on the economy and the national development of the Nigerian state: potential human beings who ideally are great assets for the development of Nigeria are lost to actions/activities that are not investor and investment friendly. The paper recommends among other things the teaching of skills that can promote greater transparency and accountability in managing issues in education, stronger and implementable in managing issues in education, stronger and implementable social justice measures for the citizens to developing curricular and pedagogical measures for sensitizing citizens to rise up to kill corruption in Nigeria.

Keywords: Accountability, Corruption, Curriculum, Education, Innovation, National Development, Nigeria, Pedagogy, Transparency

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