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Effects of Environmental Variables on Students’ Academic Performance in Basic Science in Ekiti State (Published)

This study investigates the effect of environmental variables on students’ academic performance in basic science in junior Secondary School in three Senatorial district of Ekiti state Nigeria. This is a descriptive study of a survey type.  A Sample of 600 students was randomly selected, in which 200 students were selected from each senatorial district, while 10 schools were purposely selected from each senatorial district with 20 students per school which implied that the total 600 schools were selected from all the schools in the state for the study, therefore the target population comprises 141 junior secondary school in Ekiti state. The researcher distinctly designed 20 item questionnaires as an instrument for the study in which it was used to elicit response from the students to gather information to answer general question and hypothesis, while t-test statistic and, analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to test the hypothesis at 0.5 level of significant. The result of the analysis show that: there were no significant differences existed between: the impact of school environment on academic performance of male and female student, between the impact of school location on academic performance in basic science, between the impact of school facilities on academic performance of student in basic sciences of different age group, therefore all the six (6) hypothesis are upheld at 0.5 level of significant. Hence the study recommends that the government and the private proprietors of schools should create enabling environment for the effectively academic activities in the junior secondary school to enhance better performance in basic science.

Keywords: : Academic Performance, Basic Science, Students, environmental variables

Influence of Gender on Career Choice and Academic Performance (Published)

The study aims to examine how gender affect students’ academic achievement and career targets or choices in Nigerian colleges. The sample of this study consisted of 261 final year students in various universities across Nigeria. Data was collected using questionnaires featuring questions on academic accomplishments and other pertinent information. The results of the study indicated that male students had a slightly higher overall CGPA score compare to the female students; and as regards career aspirations, more female students were inclined to study art and management related courses while more males were found in engineering and technology-based courses. The research found that gender difference does not significantly affect students’ academic success in Nigerian colleges. Instead, the research discovered that students’ perceptions of gender had a substantial influence on their career aspirations. The study recommends that promoting freedom in choosing careers is likely to steer students toward other professions that are completely at odds with their gender preferences

Keywords: Academic Achievement, Gender, Students, University, career aspirations

Adoption of Google Meet Technology and Evaluation Competence of Evaluation Students in Nigeria (Published)

This study examined the adoption of Google meet technology and evaluation competence of evaluation students in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Three objectives, three research questions and three hypotheses were respectively formulated to guide this study.  Ex-post facto research design was adopted for this study. The population of this study was all the 30 master and doctorate degree evaluation students in the Faculty of Education, University of Uyo and Akwa Ibom State University from the 2016/2017 to 2019/2020 academic sessions. A 4-point scale titled Google Meet Technology and Evaluation Competence Scale was developed by the researcher and used for data collection with reliability index of 0.73 was used for data collection. The instrument was duly administered on the respondents and the data collected were analyzed and used in answering the research questions and testing the hypotheses at .05 alpha level. The findings of the study revealed that Google meet technology is reliable, effective and efficient in improving instructional delivery of evaluation courses, evaluation knowledge as well as evaluation competence of evaluation students. Based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that Google meet technology enhances evaluation competence of evaluation students in Akwa Ibom State. It was recommended among others that evaluation lecturers and students should have positive attitude towards technology usage, acquire the necessary technological skills and adopt Google meet technology in teaching and learning of evaluation as this would help to improve evaluation students’ competence.

Citation: Eduwem J.D., Ekim R.E.D.,Tommy U.E.,  Nduesoh I.N. (2023) Adoption of Google Meet Technology and Evaluation Competence of Evaluation Students in Nigeria, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 11, No.1, pp.1-12

Keywords: Competence, Evaluation, Google meet technology, Nigeria, Students

The Upshot of Mnemonics on Gender and Other Learning Outcomes of Senior Secondary School Students in Biology (Published)

Citation: Funmilayo Elizabeth Olu-Ajayi (2022) The Upshot of Mnemonics on Gender and Other Learning Outcomes of Senior Secondary School Students in Biology, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.3, pp.16-25

Abstract: This study investigated the effects of Mnemonics Instructional Strategy on Secondary School Students’ learning outcomes in Biology. Moderating effects of Gender was also examined. The study adopted the pretest-posttest control group, quasi experimental design with 2×2 factorial matrixes. One hundred and twenty students from six public Schools selected from three Senatorial Districts in Ekiti State, Nigeria, participated in the study. Two instruments were developed and used: ‘Students’ Biology Achievement Test’ (SBAT) and ‘Students’ Interest and Attitude towards Biology’ (SIAB).  The face and content validity of instruments was ensured by professional Biology teachers and experts in the field of Science Education. Reliability was done using test-retest method and adjudged to be reliable with results on Students’ Biology Achievement Test (r=0.82) and Students’ Interest and Attitude towards Biology (r=0.78). Also used were operational guides on Mnemonic Instructional Strategy, and Conventional Teaching Method. Three Null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significant. Data collected was analyzed using Analysis of Covariance. The study revealed a significant effect of treatment on students’ performance in, interest and attitude towards Biology, Gender have no significant effect on students’ performance, interest and attitude towards Biology. The study recommends that, teachers should employ Mnemonics Strategy to create a Students’-centered  teaching and learning, which will enhance Students’ interest and attitude towards Biology, hence bring about an improved performance of Students in Biology.

Keywords: Biology, Gender, Learning Outcome, Students, mnemonics

Effect of Brain-Based Strategy on Senior Secondary School Students’ Performance in Mathematics in Ekiti State (Published)

The study examined the effect of brain-based strategy on senior secondary school students’ performance in Mathematics in Ekiti State. The study adopted the quasi-experimental of pre-test, post-test design. The population for the study consisted of all the Senior Secondary School three (S.S.S. II) students in all public Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The sample consisted of 181 S.S.S. II found in intact classes of the four schools that were selected for the study through multistage sampling procedure. Mathematical Based Performance Test (MBPT) was used to collect the needed data for this study. The instrument consisted of 50 items to examine the performance of students in Mathematics. The experimental procedure for the study was in three stages: the pre-treatment stage (one week), the treatment stage (ten weeks) and the post-treatment stage (one week). The data collected were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. It was revealed that brain-based strategy was more effective and reliable than the conventional method. It was recommended among others that brain-based strategy should be adopted as a means of instruction during Mathematics class. This will enable Mathematics teachers to pay more attention to individual students in teaching-learning process.

Keywords: Mathematics, Performance, Students, brain-based

Learners’ Attitude and Senior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Mathematics in Bayelsa State, Nigeria (Published)

The study was carried out to examine learners’ attitude and Senior Secondary School Students’ Achievement in Mathematics in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. Two research questions were posed and two corresponding hypotheses were equally formulated. The study adopted an ex-post-facto research design. The population of the study consisted of all the 10,818 S.S.2 students in the eight local government areas in Bayelsa State whereas the sample size of the study was 480 obtained through cluster random sampling techniques. Two instruments were used to obtain data for the study which include Mathematics Attitude Inventory (MAI) and Mathematics Achievement Test (MAT). The Mathematics Achievement Test was validated by two senior secondary school teachers while the reliability of the instrument was 0.77 obtained using alternate form reliability method. Other instrument was standardized instrument whose validation and reliability have been established over time. Mean, standard deviation and t-test statistics were used to answer the research questions and test the hypotheses respectively. Findings of the study revealed that there is a significant difference in the academic performance of students with positive and negative attitudes in mathematics in Bayelsa State secondary schools. The study recommended amongst others that Mathematics teachers should develop a very friendly attitudes to students during lesson, this could motivate students who possess low or no interest to mathematics.

Keywords: Achievement, Learners, Mathematics, Students, attitude

Cooperative Learning and Classroom Participation among Electrical Engineering Students of Takoradi Technical University (Published)

In-class participation has become increasingly important with millennial generation students who demand more interaction from their classroom experience. An experimental model was carried out by this research which used a control and experimental group in which cooperative learning was used an intervention. A total of 24 level 100 students were sampled. The random sampling was used to give a fair and equal chance to all members of the electrical level 100 students of 2020/2021 academic year. Data collection was by participant observation with the help of the observation rubric, and recorded intervention. The findings revealed an atmosphere in the classroom during the implementation of the cooperative learning was full of enthusiasm and for the first time the researchers saw that almost all students were active and none of them was dull. The study recommended that administrators of higher Educational institutions should encourage the teaching community to vary the teaching styles to be able to engage students in their courses of study for higher academic achievement

Citation: Adwoa Kwegyiriba, Ronald Osei Mensah,Pearl Adiza Babah and Edwin Bagidah  (2021) Cooperative Learning and Classroom Participation among Electrical Engineering Students of Takoradi Technical University, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 9, No.6, pp.18-29


Keywords: Academic, Cooperative learning, Students, classroom participation, electrical engineering

Family Type, Family Size and Scholastic Success of Social Studies Students in Cross River State, Nigeria (Published)

This study was designed to ascertain the relationship between family size, family type and scholastic success of Social Studies students in Cross River State. To achieve the purpose of this study, two null hypotheses were formulated to be tested at .05 confidence level. An Ex-post facto design was adopted for the study. One thousand (1000) Social Studies students were selected for the study through proportionate stratified random sampling and simple random sampling techniques from a population of 19,169 junior secondary three students. Family type was categorized into two (monogamous and polygamous) while Family size was categorized into three (large, medium and small). The only instrument for the study was the Social Studies Academic Achievement Test (SOSAAT). The SOSAAT was paired with the categorized variables for data collection and trial tested using the split-half reliability estimate to establish reliability indexes of 0,78 and 0.82 while the reliability coefficient for performance test was 0.79 respectively. The reliability test was conducted in one of the schools within the study population but not among the sampled schools for the main study. The data collected were duly coded and analyzed in consistent with the formulated hypotheses using the Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) test-statistics. The results revealed that students’ family size and family type are significantly related to students’ scholastic success in Social Studies. Based on these findings it was concluded that students’ scholastic success is dependent on family size and family type. The work recommended, inter alia, that since small size family has greater positive influence on scholastic success of students in Social Studies, parents should maintain small size families they can adequately nurture and positively impact on. Moreover, parents should endeavour to live together and maintain intact homes so that they can give children the warmth, nurture and encouragement to contribute to the development of the required academic excellence.(Word count: 305)

Keywords: Family Size, Social Studies, Students, family type, scholastic success

School Strategies for Managing Social Media Influence on Students’ Discipline in Kenyan Secondary Schools (Published)

Social media is a global phenomenon changing the world in different ways. It has also been found to have both positive and negative influences on education processes as well as on students’ discipline. Therefore, the study sought to develop strategies for managing the influence of social media on students’ discipline in secondary schools in Kenya. Based on the study, this paper presents and discusses the research findings on the study objective which sought to establish and assess the strategies that the schools have and can put in place to manage the influence of social media on students’ discipline. The study utilized the pragmatic philosophical paradigm and the mixed methods research design where both positivists and constructivists approaches and techniques were combined. The study was undertaken in Bungoma County in Kenya. It was carried out in 306 secondary schools in the County. The target population of study was 19,000 students in Form 3. Scott Smith’s formula was used to determine the sample size of 600 students from 40 secondary schools as respondents. Purposive sampling was applied to select the 40 deputy principals and 40 heads of guidance and counselling departments from the selected secondary schools as respondents in the study. Three categories of boys’, girls’ and mixed schools were chosen from each sub-county. The questionnaires used had both closed- and open-ended questions. Interviews were also used to get more information for the study. Multiple Regression used to analyse the quantitative data. The strategies for managing discipline by schools were rated highly for implementation. The study recommended that schools should allow social media to be used as a teaching and learning tool only. They should also employ experts to control social media misuse by students. Schools should also enable teachers to monitor the use of social media by students. Meanwhile, they should strive to reduce exposure time to social media by students. This study will help schools to better address the root causes of student indiscipline and thus enhance learning in their institutions.

Keywords: Discipline, Secondary Schools, Students, managing social media influence, school strategies

The Efficiency in the Cognitive Representation of Information among the Students’ Enrolled in the Faculty of Education at the University of Hail in the light of some variables (Published)

The present study aimed to identify the extent of efficiency in the cognitive representation of information among the students’ enrolled in the faculty of education at the University of Hail. The study’s sample consists from 320 female and male students. The researcher used the cognitive representation scale which was developed by Rajab (2007). It was found that the level of the cognitive representation efficiency is moderate among those students. The efficiency in adopting the feature comparison model is ranked first. The efficiency in adopting the cognitive network modelis ranked second. The efficiency in adopting the spreading activation model is ranked third. It was found that there is a statistically significant difference between the students’ cognitive representation efficiency level which can be attributed to gender. The latter difference is for the favor of females. It was found that there is a statistically significant difference between the students’ efficiency levels which can be attributed to the academic year. The latter difference is for the favor of fourth year students. It was found that there is a statistically significant difference between the students’ efficiency levels which can be attributed to the academic achievement level. The latter difference is for the favor of the students whose academic achievement is excellent.

Keywords: Cognitive, Efficiency, Hail, Information, Representation., Students, University

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