Determination of Teachers’ Perception on the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students: A Study of Some Selected States in the North Eastern, Nigeria (Published)
The determination of teachers’ perception on the impact of covid-19 pandemic on the academic achievement of secondary school students: a study of some selected states in the north eastern, Nigeria was a survey study. The population comprised all teachers of public senior secondary schools in the north-eastern geo-political zone, Nigeria. Structured questionnaire was used to elicit data from the respondents. Data collected was analysed using frequency counts and simple percentages. Conclusion and recommendations were drawn based on the results of the findings.
Citation: Shehu Ibrahim and Hassan Jibrin (2022) Determination of Teachers’ Perception on the Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on the Academic Achievement of Secondary School Students: A Study of Some Selected States in the North Eastern, Nigeria, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.9, pp.117-125,
When people of different languages have more opportunities to work with one another, foreign languages are in high demand. However, not all people have an aptitude of learning foreign languages, so they tend to rely heavily on Google Translate (GT). Therefore, this study aims to explore how a group of thirty English-majored students responded to GT in terms of their habit of using GT, their satisfaction with GT, and their perceptions of the pros and cons of GT. Besides, using the percentages to calculate the frequency of their habit of using GT and satisfaction with GT, the researcher designed a five-point Likert Scale to measure their degree of agreement with the benefits and drawbacks that the participants when using it in learning English. The results uncovered that more than half of the participants often use GT and showed their satisfaction with GT. Then, the majority of the participants were highly aware of the advantages and disadvantages that GT brings to its users. Some future recommendations about the same topic were also included.
The Perceptions of the Khwe (San) Community at Bwabwata on the Importance and Influence of Formal Education (Published)
The Khwe (san) people had settled in Bwabwata long before the late 18th century when other Bantu groups began settling in the area. The aim of this article is to examine the perception of the Khwe Community at Bwabwata on the importance and influence of formal education. This article was guided by these questions. What is the origin of the Khwe people of Bwabwata? What are the perception of the Khwe Community at Bwabwata on the importance and influence of formal education? What are your suggestions on how to overcome the challenges facing the Khwe community at Bwabwata on education attainment? Qualitative research approach was used and data was collected using face-to-face individual and group interviews. The major findings were as follows. The Khwe people first settled in Bwabwata and latter migrated to Botswana and returned again to settle in Bwabwata and other areas. Other findings are that some Khwe regards formal education as important and this group have sent their children and relatives to attain even higher education. Another group, even though regards formal education as important, cite the challenges faced by the Khwe at Bwabwata that have made it difficult for them to reap the benefits of formal education. The challenges faced by this group of Khwe include poverty, nomadic lifestyle, early marriages and teenage pregnancy. No network and electricity were also raised as additional challenges
Particular Admission Test and Perception on Assessment Method: Does it Influence the Academic Performance in Problem-Based Learning of Medical Course? (Published)
Academic performance has an essential impact in predicting the success of an educational program. This study was performed to identify the impact particular admission test and student perception on assessment method to academic performance in term of grade point average (GPA). A cross-sectional study design was conducted on 158 medical students at University of Islam Bandung to participate in taking a quantitative survey. A questionnaire was adapted from a student perception of assessment questionnaire (SPAQ). Data analysis used the Chi-square test and Mann Whitney test. The majority of students have a good perception of the assessment method (88.6%). Admission test through special interest and abilities influence academic achievement with a p-value of 0.004. The assessment system is quite effective in assessing the learning outcome. This is due to the perception of the assessment method is more related to student learning approaches than academic achievement.
Creating Safety Cultures among University Administrators: A Case Study of the University Of Education, Winneba, Ghana (Published)
Safety culture is shared and accepted attitudes, beliefs and practices supported by documented policies and procedures in an organization which influences employees’ perceptions and behaviors within a workplace. Analysis of safety culture is important in institutions in order to identify potential areas of improvement. The objective of this study was to evaluate safety culture amongst administrators in UEW. Fifty respondents comprising 10 senior members, 10 senior staff and 30 junior staff participated in this study. Data was collected through self administered questionnaires. The results recorded low perceptions and awareness levels, lack of adequate safety training and non existence of safety reward schemes amongst the administrative group. Based on these results the study recommends an improvement in employees’ safety perception and satisfaction leading to an enhancement of safety culture.
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.
Perception of Teachers in Regular Schools towards Inclusive Education in Tano South District, Brong Ahafo Region, Ghana (Published)
This paper examines the extent of awareness of teachers on the concept of inclusive education, the perception teachers have on inclusive education and the perceived effects of inclusive education in the public basic schools towards the implementation of inclusive education in the Tano South District in Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. Three research questions were formulated. Survey approach was adopted using questionnaire as the main data collection instrument. Forty (40) head teachers and one hundred and eighty five (185) teachers were selected from forty (40) basic schools for the study. In all, a total of two hundred and twenty two (225) teachers and head teachers were randomly selected across the district and questionnaires administered to them. The questionnaires were semi-structured. Data was captured and analyzed. The results presented in tables showed that most teachers and head teachers in Tano South District were aware of the concept of inclusive education but have no understanding on how the concept works. Teachers and head teachers alike disagreed inclusion of special needs children in regular classroom increase the child’s circle of friends, limit the child’s level of education or make a child well-adjusted socially among others. However, when the concept is implemented it would come with some benefits in the area of increase in the child’s circle of friends, limits the child’s level of education and also make a child well-adjusted socially. The study recommended that; teachers in regular basic schools in Tano South District be educated on the issues of the new policy of inclusive education concept. This, Ghana education service can achieve by organizing workshops at the district levels as well as regional levels for basic level teachers. Conscious effort should be made to make it visible and available to the schools in the district. Necessary equipment and instructional resources should be put in place for successful implementation of inclusive education
Teachers Attitude towards Improvisation, Its Effects on the Study of Science at the Junior High Schools in Aowin Municipality-Ghana (Published)
Teaching science requires science teachers to provide enough materials to enable students to learn by using all their senses. Therefore, where the schools are isolated or inaccessible, materials can be improvised to enhance science teaching and learning. This paper seeks to investigate the attitudes of teachers towards improvisation and its effects on the study of science and to suggest recommendations for school administrators. The instrument used was a structured questionnaire. Data for the study were obtained by administering 120 questionnaires to 120 teachers. Ten public Junior High Schools were selected. 12 teachers were sampled randomly from each Junior School making a total of 120. 120 questionnaires were fully answered and returned. The data were analyzed using frequency counts and percentages. .
Student and Staff Perception on the Growth and Administration of Parallel Degree Programmes in Kenya (Published)
The introduction of parallel degree programmes into public universities in Kenya initially triggered off stiff resistance from regular students as well as education experts who argued that quality would be sacrificed in pursuit of additional funds by the universities to address their deficit. Public universities shifted from the public-good paradigm to a market model in which generation of funds for the survival of the institution takes center stage. This paper examines the growth of Privately Sponsored Student Programmes (PSSP) in Kenya and the perception of staff and students on its management by the institutions. The descriptive study adopted ex-post facto research design. A sample of 460 privately sponsored students from all schools and campuses of Moi University and 140 teaching and non-teaching staff was used. Stratified random sampling procedure was used to identify the schools and the students while purposive sampling was used on the staff. Data was collected using questionnaires for students and staff while interview guides were used on administrators of schools and satellite campuses. The PSSP students at Moi University feel the University is not providing the quality education they had hoped to get. The staff has a more positive attitude towards PSSP and asserts that they are willing to put in more effort to ensure that PSSP achieves its objectives. However, the students think that there is little chance of any of them getting first class honours degree because of inadequate teaching, shortage of supporting infrastructure and favouritism
Business Education Students’s Perception Of The Skill Needs For Successful Entrepreneurship In Nigeria (Published)
The paper examined the Business education students’ perception of skill needs for successful entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population consisted of 6002 business education students. 600 respondents were selected through stratified sampling technique. The study adopted survey design. A four point response item structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Out of the 600 copies distributed, 589 were collected and used for the study. The instrument was face- validated by three experts in the Departments of Business Education and science education of Ebonyi State University. An internal consistency of 0.98 was obtained using Cronbach Alpha correlation coefficient. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t –test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study revealed that business education students need technical and financial management skills to function well in this time of economic meltdown in Nigeria. It was concluded that there was need to put in place learning facilities that will help the business education students to acquire the skills. It was recommended that the institutions training Business Education students for entrepreneurship should have well equipped entrepreneurial development centre.