Improving Educational Outcomes at Nigeria’s Government Owned Universities by Boosting Internal Quality Assurance (Published)
Rather than appearing out of thin air, high-quality education is the result of persistent work on the part of all those involved in the field. The purpose of this article is to have a conversation on how Nigerian public universities may better implement internal quality assurance processes. It begins with a discussion of what quality is and how it can be guaranteed. Next, we’ll talk about why it’s important to stress quality in public colleges. The report concludes with an analysis of key internal challenges that must be resolved to guarantee educational excellence.
Teaching and Learning Challenges On Implementation of Learner-Centred Pedagogy for English Language Subject in Selected Secondary Schools in Longido District (Published)
This paper explores the need of a good knowledge of the English language subject for teaching and learning processes. Tanzanian government is in a race to provide the quality education to all people. The study adopted mixed methods research under concurrent triangulation design. The theory guided this study was Social Constructivism. The target population for this study was 1381 respondents from Longido District. A sample of 100 respondents was selected through probability and non-probability methods. Questionnaires were used to collect quantitative data from secondary school teachers and students whereas interview guides were used to collect qualitative data from school heads and heads of English department. Validity was established through expert to the area of study whereas reliability was determined using split-half method. Credibility of qualitative data was ascertained by involving multiple analyses, whereas dependability was established through detailed reporting of the research process. Qualitative data were analyzed thematically along the research question and presented in narrative forms whereas quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferentially using ANOVA and presented in tables. The study concludes that LCP challenges can be diminished if seminars, workshops and enough resources can be offered to both teachers and students. The study recommends that school management and Ministry of Education Science and technology should motivate teachers by providing incentives, instructional resources and physical facilities when implementing LCP. Also teachers need to develop positive self-esteem, attitude and positive perception towards oneself.
Citation: Naishiye Raphael Olokwani; Timoth Mandila; Ladislaus M. Semali (2022) Teaching and Learning Challenges On Implementation of Learner-Centred Pedagogy for English Language Subject in Selected Secondary Schools in Longido District, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.9, pp.104-116
An Appraisal on the Readiness of Secondary Schools toward the Attainment of Self-Reliance through Agricultural Science Education in North East Nigeria (Published)
This paper examined the readiness of secondary schools toward the attainment of self-reliance through agricultural science education. Survey research design was adopted for this study. The population of the study comprises of all SSIII students and teachers of agricultural science in the nine selected secondary schools in the north eastern part of Nigeria. Data was collected using researcher’s developed questionnaire on four Linkert scale. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Some of the major findings of this research was; Nigerian agricultural science curriculum is appropriate in terms of goal and content in making students to be self-reliant after graduation, facilities and equipment for the teaching of Agric science are not adequate in meeting the need of students. Some recommendations were made; funds should be made available for the purchase of equipment for the teaching of practical, awareness should be created to students on the importance of Agric science in making them self-reliant.
Citation: Alhamdu Ishaya and Dahiru Lamaran Bello (2022) An Appraisal on the Readiness of Secondary Schools toward the Attainment of Self-Reliance through Agricultural Science Education in North East Nigeria,,
Basic Educational Attainment of Foster Children in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region of Ghana (Published)
Fostering is a common practice in many parts of the Northern Region of Ghana. It is a socio-cultural and economic barrier to many foster children in the Tamale Metropolis. The paper investigates the educational attainments of foster children, consequences, and challenges that are associated with the practice in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region of Ghana. A cross-sectional design was used as well as probability and non-probability sampling techniques. Qualitative and quantitative methods of data collection were also used. In addition, in-depth interviews and focus group discussions were used for the primary data while the secondary data were sourced from the internet, publish articles, and relevant textbooks. The results showed that foster children were enrolled in school against few who were not enrolled and also there were regular school attendances by foster children in the metropolis. Absenteeism was low therefore most foster children even though punctual to school many were always late to school. They were good in terms of class attendance but were not performing well in class as compared with non-foster children and the reasons were that they were overburdened with household chores, inadequate educational learning materials at home late payment of fees, discrimination against them in terms of wich child should be sent to school, abuse and also inadequate freedom to recreate and also socialize with their peers at home.Should this practice therefore be stop in the metropolis? Fostering remains inimical to educational attainments of children in terms of their performance in school in the Tamale Metropolis despite signs of good school enrollment and attendance, there is the need for effective policy implementation and sensitization against the engagement of foster children in many household chores that significantly affects their studies both in schools and at home.
Citation: Eliasu Alhassan, Grace Monto Bawa & Mahama S. Sayibu (2022) Basic Educational Attainment of Foster Children in the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region of Ghana, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.6, pp.54-78
Citation: Fawzia Reza (2022) The Role of NGOs in Promoting Education: Successes and Challenges, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.1, pp.24-43
Universal basic education is a key requirement for social justice, but it must be developed and delivered in a culturally sensitive manner. Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) play a very significant role in the education sector in many developing countries. The primary focus of this paper is to understand the role of six specific NGOs (in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Malawi) in promoting education in developing countries and explore their successes and challenges. Based on their experiences, the author has proposed certain strategies that might assist NGOs who operate in other countries, and even educators in the public and private sectors in all developing countries, to ensure that all children receive quality primary and secondary education. Policymakers, Non-Governmental Organizations, and school administrations might be able to leverage the findings to better advocate for universal access to quality education in their home countries.
Gerontological education has become imperative in our changing world. Elderly people require a form of education that enables them to cope with grief, loneliness, fear of death, declining health, life adjustment, mental health issues and other losses that are peculiar to old age. The rapid socio-economic changes especially the current roughening economic conditions, coupled with a growing emergence of the nuclear family structure have collectively attacked some established traditions. The growing urbanization has claimed many young people who prefer to live in urban areas even if they have no employable skill, they simply drift to urban centres and isolate the elderly people in the rural areas. The educated children must of course seek and obtain jobs and settle down and live in their working environments which are usually far from their elderly folks. The growing emergence of unclear families implies that a person’s immediate responsibility is to take care of his/her immediate family (wide, children husband). The frequency of visits of sons and daughters to their old folks in rural areas to deliver material supplies have increasingly dwindled owing to hard economic realities, with attendant cutting down of areas of financial reopsonsbility. Life has become so difficult. It is in the light of the above that this paper seeks to address the issue of life adjustment and mental health education of the elderly (gerontological education), advocate it’s introduction as well as recommend techniques needed for such education.
Improving Quality of Pedagogy/Instructional Practices in Office Technology and Management Programme in Polytechnics in Delta State Nigeria for Sustainable Growth, Security and Development (Published)
The study is on improving quality of pedagogy/instructional practices in Office Technology and Management (OTM) programme in polytechnics in Delta State Nigeria for sustainable growth, security and development. In this study, the researchers raised four research questions and two formulated hypotheses. Literature was reviewed. The design for this study was a survey where a structured questionnaire was prepared and used for collection of data. The study was conducted in the three (3) polytechnics in Delta State and 45 OTM lecturers were sampled for the study. The instrument used was validated by three lecturers drawn from the three polytechnics. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation. The study revealed that the objectives of OTM were achievable and that OTM courses taught were in line with the 2008 NBTE minimum guidelines: that lecturers selected and used new technologies in line with the topics they teach and that lecturers selected appropriate instructional strategies in line with the topics and the teaching aids. The conclusions drawn are that lecturers should be familiar with any change(s) as a result of periodic curriculum review and constant influx of new technologies in education. On the basis of this, the researchers made useful recommendations aimed at making the teaching and learning of OTM courses most interesting and practically oriented to the learners.
Human perceptions of the environment, and attitudes towards it, have evolved as an integral part of the long history of human interactions with the rest of nature. Consequently, these interactions cause untold damage or deplete the natural resources on which humans depend. Contemporary public attitudes reflect today’s environment, today’s information, and today’s economic, social and political circumstances. Changing human behaviour towards the environment similarly demands the alteration of perception and attitudes and especially the creation of circumstances under which the new behaviour is seen both rational and possible. People will accept a new ethic for sustainable living when they are persuaded and convinced that it is right to do so, when they have sufficient information, and when they are enabled to obtain the required knowledge and skills. This is the necessity for environmental adult education for socio-environmental change which is the focus of this paper.
The role of educational curricula in achieving intellectual security for female students of the Faculties of Education at Yarmouk University from their point of view (Published)
This study investigates the role of educational curricula in achieving the intellectual security of education female students in Jordanian public universities from their perspectives. The descriptive analytical approach was followed, and an instrument was designed and implemented to a sample of 280 university female students from the Faculty of Education at Yarmouk University. The findings reveal that the role of educational curricula in achieving the intellectual security of female students at the faculties of education in Jordanian public universities was prominent from their viewpoints. The findings further reveal that there are no statistically significant differences in the role of educational curricula in achieving the intellectual security of female students at the Faculty of Education in Jordanian public universities attributed to the specialization variable, the academic year and the family monthly income. The researcher recommends that university educational curricula should emphasize the danger of engaging in extremist intellectual groups.
Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals and Sustainability Development Goals: The Achievement So Far In Nigeria Educational System. (Published)
This study focuses on examining the extent of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) achievement in Nigeria so far. It is a well-known fact that (MDGs) came as a result of relief to most developing countries and has been seen as a way of rampaging the issue of poverty. A lot of people in high positions have benefitted in this as they siphon/embezzle the funds meant to alleviate poverty slated for the less privileged by MDGs. Nigerian government is not able to dedicate funds reasonable enough to carter for the Education of its citizenry and effort to inculcate male and female gender in education has not been given a fair attention due to endemic corruption that has eaten deep into the fabric of the Nigerian development. The study aims at outlining the challenges facing Nigerian government in realization of MDGs in its education, gender equality and women empowerment and the way forward towards achieving this very desirable venture after the elapse of the duration of 2015 ultimatum for quality education in Nigeria.