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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.

Keywords: Education, Millennium Development Goals (MDGS), Nigeria

Social Studies Pre- Service Teachers and their Lecturers Perception of Social Studies Apps in teaching Social Studies in the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria (Published)

The aim of this descriptive study is to illustrate how University of Port Harcourt Social Studies Pre-Service teachers and their lecturers perceive the use of SOS App to enhance teaching and learning. The study made use of Social Studies Post National Certificate of Education (NCE), Master of Education (MEd) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Students of the University of Port Harcourt Nigeria. The population of the study consisted of the five PhD students of 2015/2017 set, fifteen MEd students of 2015/2016 and two hundred and three Post NCE students of 2014/2015 set, five Social Studies Lecturers, and five lecturers that also teach Social Studies courses. Simple random sampling technique was used to select a sample of one hundred (101) post NCE students from the population, but the total population of PhD, MEd and lecturers were used.  A questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. Information gathered from the field were decoded and tallied, and the frequency counts determined. Percentage scores were computed. Tables were constructed in respect of the demands of the respective research questions. The result of the study indicated the following among other thing; both students and teachers except the Post NCE students are aware of SOS Apps and its importance in enhancing Social Studies content, they have similar challenges of low level of knowledge and skill in technology. The researcher therefore recommended that both Social Studies teachers and preservice teachers should be encouraged to use technology in their classrooms through motivation, constant and consistent training.

Keywords: Lecturers, Nigeria, Perception, Social Studies Apps, Social Studies Pre- Service Teachers, University of Port Harcourt

Financing Basic Education in Nigeria: The Alternative Methods (Published)

The existing methods of funding public schools under the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme is not adequate to meet the needs of the schools in Nigeria. This is causing a degradation in academic standards, facilities and equipment and poor outcomes among the learners.  Alternative sources of raising public funds to finance basic education have come into focus. Such attention has become important because basic education plays a very vital role in an educational system. These new strategies come as complements to the traditional modes through which schools can access needed fund, objectively to improve schools and achievements among learners.

Keywords: Basic Education, Financing, Nigeria, alternative methods, schools

Career counselling needs for women in rivers state (Published)

The study examined career counselling needs for women in Rivers State, Nigeria. The survey method was used. A simple random sampling technique was used to select three hundred (300) female undergraduate students from a population of nine hundred. The instrument used for this study was the “Students Self Rating Career Counselling Needs Scale’ SSRCCNS) for data collection. The t-test statistics was used to test the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that the two null hypotheses were accepted: There is no significant difference in career counselling needs between part-time female undergraduate students who are having academic problems, and those having clear standing. Also, it was revealed that there was no significant difference in career counselling needs between female part-time undergraduate students who are employed and those unemployed. Based on the findings some recommendations were made: (1) Universities in Rivers State should open service career counselling centre to assist students with their career counselling needs. (2) Career counsellors should pay attention to dual career women. (3) Career counsellors should assist students to express their fears about gender role stereotyping in the given culture.

Keywords: Career, Counselling, Nigeria, Women

Use of Electronic Information Resource Databases among Lecturers and Postgraduate Students in University Libraries in South-South Nigeria (Published)

The purpose of this study is to find out the utilization of electronic information resource databases in University libraries in South-South, Nigeria. 6 (six) research questions and 4 (four) hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The survey design was employed. The population of the study was made up of 1,421 lecturers and 922 postgraduate students. Data collection was done through the use of questionnaire titled Utilization of Electronic Information Resource Databases in University Libraries (UEIRDUL).The research questions were analyzed using percentages, while z-test proportion of difference of significance was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that lecturers and postgraduate students in the federal and state university libraries use different types of EIR database. The level of usage of EIR databases by lecturers and postgraduate students in the federal and state university libraries in South-South, Nigeria was generally high as most of them indicated that they use these resources frequently for their academic activities. The proportion of lecturers and postgraduate students in the federal and state universities that use the EIR databases for different purposes do not differ significantly. It was recommended among others that librarians in both universities should identify non users of the EIR databases and effective steps should be taken to encourage them to use the databases.

Keywords: EIR databases, Libraries, Nigeria, Universities in South-South, Utilization

Teacher Quantity in Nigeria: What Quality (Published)

This paper focuses attention on Teacher Quality in Nigeria: What Quality? An historical portrait of teacher quantity in Nigeria is undertaken. This presentation gives an insight, into poor quality of prospective teacher trainees, poor quality of teachers of teachers, poor quality of training programmes/curriculum, poor implementation strategies of teacher education programmes, governments and society’s role in poor quality of teachers amongst others

Keywords: Nigeria, Quantity, Teacher

Needed Urgently: A Pedagogy for Boosting the Interests of Youths in Citizenship and Civic Education in Nigeria (Published)

Policies and policy directions in Nigeria are terribly shallow in terms of welfare considerations for the youths and the sustainable development of the Nigerian state. Adults who have been at the helm of affairs have been superlatively self-centered and this has consequently retarded general development in the Nigerian state in general and detrimentally hampered the development of the youths in particular. This paper makes a case for citizenship and civic education for the youths as a viable option for reversing this unfortunate trend. The paper extols the values of citizenship and civic education as needed innovations to affect the necessary changes and makes a case for urgent pedagogical re-engineering where the interests of the youths can be boosted in citizenship and civic education as a strategy to reverse the ugly trend. The paper proposes and recommends that such pedagogical strategies can focus on sensitizing the youths on the dangers that are inherent in their continued marginalization, making youths to think critically and analytically especially on how their participation in civic and democratic processes can reverse the trends in their favour, making social justice and good governance the focus of educational provision for youths and translating theory into practice by inculcating democratic norms of participation, commitment to learning, agreeing with others and accommodating divergent views of others.

Keywords: Citizenship Education, Civic Education, Democracy, Nigeria, Pedagogy, Policy, Politics, Youths

Assessing Provision of Effective Emergency Educational Services for Refugee Children in Boko Haram Insurgency Refugee Camps of Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Nigeria (Published)

Providing refugee children with access to effective educational services is critical during periods of displacement. The purpose of this study was to asses provision of access, teacher, curriculum and peace education for effective emergency educational  services for refugee children in Boko Haram insurgency refugee camps of Yola South Local Government Area of Adamawa State. Data was collected using teachers assessment of effective provision of educational services for refugee children of boko haram insurgency questionnaire (TAEPEIDPQ) consisting of twenty (20) items. The findings of the study was that most of the refugee children of Boko Haram insurgency had no access to effective emergency educational services ,teachers were not provided for effective educational services, curriculum was not supported and peace education was not provided by federal, state and local governments, Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs),international donor and aid agencies for refugee children in Boko Haram insurgency  refugee camps of Yola South Local Government Area  of Adamawa State. The study concluded that the four standards for  provision of educational services to refugee children in Boko Haram insurgency refugee camps were not effective. Recommendations of the study include that Federal, State and local government, NGOS, donor and international aid agencies should provide access, teachers, curriculum and peace education for effective educational services to all refugee children in Boko Haram insurgency refugee camps of Yola South Local Government Area, Adamawa State.

Keywords: Adamawa State., Boko Haram, Emergency Educational Services, Insurgency Refugee Camps, Nigeria, Refugee Children, Yola South Local Government Area

Examination of ICT Compliance and Utilization for Curriculum Delivery among Social Studies Teachers In Nigeria (Published)

Information and communication technology (ICT) has brought profound changes to almost all aspects of life, including educational practices. The role of ICT in the development of knowledge is widely recognized. This study investigated how teachers’ Compliance and Utilization of ICT impact on their curriculum delivery in Nigeria. Four research questions were raised and answered in this study. The study adopted survey design. The population of this study is 681 social studies teachers in 2015/2016 academic year, from where a total of 204 respondents were sampled. A 16-item instrument titled “ICT Compliance and Utilization Assessment Questionnaire” (ICUAQ) developed by the researcher and validated by experts in the Faculty of Education, University of Uyo was used for data collection with a reliability coefficient of 0.81, established through a correlation analysis. Data generated based on the research questions were analyzed with descriptive statistics using percentage. Findings revealed that social studies teachers show noncompliance attitudes towards ICT, measured in terms of acceptance of ICT training, and accessing ICT resources. The study revealed that teachers make less use of ICT in terms of frequency in the use of ICT in lesson preparations, teaching and learning. Based on the findings, the study concluded that objective of ICT in education in Nigeria has not been met, and that social studies teachers are yet to derive the benefits of ICT in curriculum delivery. Consequently, the study recommended that government and other stakeholders such as Parents Teachers Association (PTA) and Old Students should liaise with schools to determine the training needs of staff members and help them to organize appropriate training programmes.

Keywords: Curriculum, Education, ICT, Nigeria, Social Studies, Teacher, Training

Negative Effects of Domestic Chores on Role Performance of Academic Women in Tertiary Institutions and the Need for Effective Management and Counselling in Cross River State – Nigeria (Published)

This research work investigated the negative effects of domestic chores on role performance of academic women in tertiary institutions in Cross River State – Nigeria. In order to accomplish the purpose of the study, one objective and corresponding one hypothesis was postulated to guide the study. The survey research design was adopted in the study. A total of 411 women academics were drawn from the four tertiary institutions used. The instrument that was used in this study is a 22 items questionnaire tagged “Influence of Marital Stressors on role Performance Questionnaire (IMSRPQ). Five experts in measurement and evaluation and guidance and counseling were used to establish the face validity of the instrument. The reliability estimate for the instrument was 0.73. Multiple regression analysis was used for testing the hypothesis. The result of the study showed that domestic chores influenced the role performance of the married academic women in tertiary institutions in Cross River State and the influence was negative. Based on the above, recommendations were proposed that women academics should learn to cope with stressful conditions at home by strategizing ways of overcoming such. For example the women have been naturally endowed to take care of their homes and as such should see domestic chores etc. as their responsibility and do not perceive the demands as a burden, however they can hire house helps or bring their relations to help them etc.

Keywords: Domestic Work, Marital Stressors, Married Academic Women, Nigeria, Role Performance

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