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The Effects of Male and Female Cohabitation on Academic Performance of Nigeria Tertiary Institutions Students: A Case of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria (Published)

Citation:Nurudeen Saka-Olokungboye; Ebunoluwa Hope Ehinola; Joseph Olanrenwaju Ilugbami ;Olaleke Olateru – Olagbegi (2022) The Effects of Male and Female Cohabitation on Academic Performance of Nigeria Tertiary Institutions Students: A Case of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No.1, pp.44-61

Abstract: Cohabitation has gained notoriety in Nigeria tertiary institutions and has continued to attract scholarly attention in recent time. This deviant behavior comes in various guises and aliases among Nigeria tertiary institutions students where the menace is widely spread. It is commonly referred to as ‘campus marriage’, ‘couple’s life’, campus coupling’, marrying for marriage’ etc, a nomenclature invented to give this deviant and wholesome act an acceptable norm amongst youths in Nigeria tertiary institutions. This study, therefore, investigates the effects of cohabitation on Academic performance of students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State, Nigeria. The study adopted an exploratory design-method and a total of 360 National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) students were randomly sampled from the six faculties of the polytechnic. Rational choice theory was employed to explain why individual is more likely to undertake actions that they perceive to be best option and one that would immensely be to their own advantage. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistic-percentages and frequency. The study reveals that 72.8% of the respondents live outside the institution due to shortage of hostel accommodation, thus they cohabit. The study found out that 92.45% of the respondents agreed that cohabitation increases risk of unwanted pregnancy among cohabiting students especially females, which may affect their academic performances. Also, 86.2% agreed that frequent and unrestrained sexual activities could affect academic performance of cohabiting students. Based on the findings, it was therefore, recommended that Management of the institution should provide adequate hostel accommodation for students, parents and guardians should pay frequent unscheduled visit to their children in school and regular sensitization programme should be done for students on the danger of cohabitation by the Polytechnic management.

Keywords: : Academic Performance, Cohabitation, Rufus Giwa polytechnic, Tertiary Institution, social malaise.

Utilization of Adult Education Strategies in handling situational crisis in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. (Published)

Situational crisis is becoming rampant in our tertiary institutions. The frequency of its occurrence signals the need for proactive plans and strategies to curb and diffuse the perceived effects of crisis in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The process requires the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to bring about behavioral changes that will enable children, youth and adults to prevent conflict and crisis, and peacefully resolve same at event of its occurrence, through the creation of conducive atmosphere of  peace, at all levels of relationship (interpersonal intrapersonal, intergroup within the system. The paper is focused on providing alternative approach in the handling of crises in Nigerian tertiary institutions so as to avert the irreparable damages that could result from crises.  The concept of conflict/crisis were discussed, and causes identified. Adult education strategies such as conscientization, dialogue and peace education were proffered to curb crises in the system. The study also outlined other ways forward which if followed will address the problem of conflicts/crises in Nigerian tertiary institutions.

Keywords: Adult Education, Situational crisis, Strategy, Tertiary Institution

Issues and Challenges Confronting Married Women in Tertiary Institutions (Published)

The aim of this study was to identify the domestic and academic challenges that confront married women in tertiary institutions. A qualitative approach was adopted for this study. The purposive sampling technique was used to select 30 respondents from a group of married women in the University. It was observed that difficulty in caring for their family members at home due to school activities was their major domestic challenge and loaded academic work that had to be accomplished within a short time frame was their major academic challenge. The causes of these challenges were identified as financial constraints and the performance of their marital responsibilities at home as married women. The respondents expressed that these challenges led to low concentration during lectures and low academic performance. They suggested that minimizing the pressure from their households and reducing the number of programs that had to be covered at the University can help them cope with the situation.

Keywords: Challenges, Marriage, Tertiary Institution, Women


It is generally believed among educationists that learning obtained by self through activity-oriented teaching-learning strategy is quite effective and retentive. Hence this paper calls for promotion of learner autonomy in teaching-learning process among students in tertiary institutions. The strategies for creating learner autonomy elucidated in this paper include: giving students learning materials with instructional objectives prior to teaching; peer teaching; cooperative and competitive learning; teacher, taking a complete facilitator’s role; involving students in making choices about learning process; giving individual and group projects to students; and use of self-assessment procedure.

Keywords: Kstudents, Learner Autonomy, Teaching-Learning Process, Tertiary Institution

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