International Journal of Education, Learning and Development (IJELD)

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Impact of Guidance Services on Students’ Awareness of HIV/AIDS in Tertiary Institutions in Jigawa State (Published)

The aim of the study is to find out whether guidance services have impact on students’ awareness of HIV/AIDS in tertiary institutions in Jigawa state. The study used descriptive survey design; the population of the study consists of fifteen thousand four hundred and seventy-two (15,472) students in six tertiary institutions under the Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MOEST) Jigawa state. 375 used as sample size for the study which drawn from the population of tertiary institutions based on the provision of Krejcie and Morgan table (1971), simple random sampling technique was used in selecting two tertiary institutions. While the instrument used in collecting data was researcher developed questionnaire (QSAHA) in form of four point likert scale, rating from 4, 3, 2 and 1 as basis for scoring. It was accepted to be valid and reliable for administration. Three research questions and three hypotheses were tested and statically analyzed using descriptive statistics and t-test of independent sample at 0.05 level of significant. The findings of the study revealed that male students indicated positive awareness unlike their female counterpart and also students came from rural areas are more aware of HIV/AIDS infection than their urban counterpart. However, students that offered arts courses were positively aware of HIV/AIDS than their counterpart offering science courses. Many implications from the guidance services were drawn from the findings of the research prior to the findings it was recommended that; enlightenment campaign and career talks should be offered to female students due to the habit of shyness in the issue of awareness. It was also recommended that further researchers may conduct relevant research that correlate the relationship on the spread of HIV/AIDS between commercial sex workers and infected married women in the north-west zone of the state.      

Keywords: Guidance Services, HIV/AIDS, Impacts, awareness

Awareness and Utilization of Agricultural Enhancement Strategies and Adult Education for Sustainable Community Development in Bayelsa State (Published)

This paper assessed the level of awareness and utilization of agricultural enhancement strategies and adult education for sustainable community development in Bayelsa State. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of study comprised of all adults engaged in agricultural activities in the eight LGA in Bayelsa state. A total of 509 farmers formed the sample of the study. Agricultural Enhancement Strategies for Sustainable Development Questionnaire” (AESSDQ) developed by the researcher was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by experts of measurement and evaluation and adult and community development experts. It was subjected to pilot testing and the outcome was analyzed using Cronbach Alpha Formula which yielded a coefficient value of 0.80. One-on-one mode of questionnaire administration was adopted and 100% return rate was achieved. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while t-test statistics was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. Results revealed that the level of awareness and the extent of utilization of agricultural enhancement strategies for sustainable community development among farmers who attends adults’ education programme is higher than those who does not attend adult education programme. It was recommended amongst others that Adult education should be given more attention than it already has as a veritable tool for promoting sustainable community development.

Keywords: Adult Education, Sustainable Community Development, Utilization, agricultural enhancement strategies, awareness

Factors Influencing Students’ Achievement in Mathematics Word Problems: A case of Federal College of Forestry, Ibadan, Nigeria (Published)

This article examined factors which contribute to the mathematics word problem achievement of National Diploma Students’ of Federal College of Forestry. The study was designed specifically to consider the students’ profile (gender, interest in mathematics, attitude towards mathematics and awareness of importance of mathematics to their course of study) as well as their performance in English courses. Data were collected using students’ profile questionnaire, their scores in English courses (GNS 101 and GNS 102) and Mathematics (MTH 111). A correlational analysis showed that the relationship between the respective students’ profile and performance in English courses with achievement in mathematics word problem were significant. Result revealed that all the variables contributed significantly to students’ achievement in mathematics word problem. It is therefore recommended that all these factors should be well treated and made right in order to boast students’ brilliant performance in mathematics word problems in the Colleges.

Keywords: Attitude Towards Mathematics, Interest in mathematics, Performance in English, awareness, mathematics achievement


This study investigated the extent of awareness of virtual learning among students in two public universities in Anambra State. Guided by two research questions, a sample of 640 year three students was used. The survey research design was used. A researcher-developed questionnaire titled “Virtual Learning Awareness Questionnaire” (VLAQ) was used to collect data. The findings indicated that a greater percentage of the students were unaware of what constitutes virtual learning and its’ benefits. There were also differences between male and female students’ awareness of what constitutes virtual learning and its benefits. The findings imply that the students lacked much knowledge of what virtual learning entails and the benefits to their curriculum offerings. Consequently, they are not likely to highly engage in virtual learning to enrich their course curriculum. This could limit their global participation and make them lag behind other students in the international arena. Besides, the extent of awareness was higher for female than male students. There is the implication that this trend would result in gender gap in virtual learning against male students in the future. It was recommended that efforts should be made to improve virtual learning of students and such efforts would need to be targeted at reducing any gender gap and integrating virtual activities in curriculum delivery

Keywords: Benefits, Information and Communication Technology, awareness, curriculum content, global participation, virtual learning

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