Nightingale International Journal of Contemporary Education Research (NIJCER)
Vol 8 (6) June, 2019 ISSN 1969-1889
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AN EVALUATION OF WORKPLACE COMMUNICATION IN ACADEMIC LIBRARIES: A CASE STUDY OF ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY LIBRARY, BAUCHI, NIGERIA
ISHAYA DAUDA MARAMA AND ABDULAZIZ HAMZA
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Library, Bauchi
The paper studies the workplace communication in Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Library Bauchi. It employed the use of the questionnaire to study channel of communication used between superior officers and among colleagues and which channel most preferred. Other areas studied include the perception of staff about workplace communication and the challenges associated with communication in the library. It was discovered that staff prefer formal communication with their superior but communicate verbally with their colleagues. They agreed that communication from superior is adequate but not timely. However, the use of cell phones is not encouraging. The staffs are also comfortable with the channels of communication used in the library. The study recommends the use of cell phone in communication and improvement informal communication and formal communication should be timely.
Keywords: Academic libraries, communication, workplace communication, Information, organization.
ASSESSING INFLUENCE OF CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAME ON SELF –ESTEEM OF MEDICAL EDUCATION STUDENT-TEACHERS IN KADUNA POLYTECHNIC, NIGERIA
MUHAMMAD BELLO ABDULLAHI & ABDULLAHI SABO MUHAMMAD, PhD,
Department of Education (Technical), College of Science and Technology, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.
This empirical study investigated the influence of Continuing Professional Development Programmes on self-esteem of Medial Education students in Kaduna Polytechnic, Nigeria. The study was guided by six null hypotheses. Been a Census studies, a total of 70 participants were recruited from DNE and PHC medical educators. A structured questionnaire was adapted used in a similar study. The tool consisted of 18 items structured in four-point Likert rating format. The tool internal consistency of reliability was computed through Cronbach Alpha yielding .81. The data collected were analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings reveal that one null hypothesis was fond to be statistically significant while the remaining five were not statistically significant. Based on these findings, it was recommended among others that medical educators should be encouraged to attend and participate in series of conferences, workshops, seminar after graduation in order to enhance their professional development skills and knowledge in work, places as well as get registered with Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.
Keywords: Continuing Professional Education, Medical Educators, Self-esteem, Health- training institutions.
AN ASSESSMENT OF INCLUSIVE EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN BAUCHI STATE: A CASE STUDY OF SPECIAL INCLUSIVE EDUCATION CENTRE AZARE
*ONIFADE, VICTORIA BOSEDE **ONIFADE, OLUWAFEMI SUNDAY
*Department of Psychology, Aminu Saleh College of Education Azare, Bauchi State. **Department of Mass Communication, Federal Polytechnic Bauchi,
This research examines the challenges of inclusive education in Bauchi State using the Special Inclusive Education Centre Azare as a case study. It investigates the nature of special/inclusive education as well as the challenges faced by the Special Inclusive Education Centre Azare. The research is based on the theoretical foundation of the Situated Cognition theory, which says that learners develop their knowledge base when learning is contextualised and associated with the culture within which they exist. Based on this the research suggests that the daily realities of the students in an inclusive school could be positively leveraged upon to improve their learning experiences. The research employed the Case Study method in which interview, observation and content analysis were triangulated. Findings show that the school is in dire need of basic human and material resources needed to run a school. The work therefore calls on the state and local governments as well as well-meaning individuals to intervene in the provision of basic requirements in the school in order to help the students rise above their special needs and maximize their potentials in spite of their challenges.
Keywords: Special Education, Inclusive Education, Case Study, Situated Cognition Theory, Gender Equality.
TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION AND ADMINISTRATOR’S SUPPORTS ON ICT INTEGRATION IN THE TEACHING OF BIOLOGY IN NIGERIA
College of Heath Technology, Ningi, Bauchi State.
In recent past, there was a paradigm shift from traditionally oriented teaching approach to a more dynamic method which embraced the use of ICT. The aim of this paper is to establish the attitude of biology teachers towards the integration of ICT in the process of teaching and learning and to investigate the administration’s support towards ICT integration in the teaching of biology. The study adopted descriptive research design and the respondents included 36 biology teachers and 34 school heads of institutions. The study outcomes indicate that 69.4 % of the schools head teachers agreed to prioritization of integrations of ICT in learning. The findings also show that majority38.9% of the biology teachers confirmed that the school administration support in purchasing and repairing of ICT facilities in ensuring integrations of information and communication technology is fair.
Keywords: Teachers’ Perception, Administration’ Support, ICT Integration, Biology
A FRAMEWORK FOR BUILDING E-LEARNING RESOURCES IN THE CLOUD
AJUWON, AYOBAMI ADENIRAN AND ADELEKE, ISRAEL ADEWALE
Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo.
Cloud computing is becoming a technology of choice when any organization wants to reduce the cost of software and hardware infrastructure. It is particularly useful for institutions because the resources put in the cloud can be accessed by students anytime, anywhere and using any device which include cheap hand held products and smart phones. This paper reviews the benefits of cloud computing technology and presents a model for building e-learning resources in the cloud. Object oriented methodology is adopted for the analysis and design and Unified Modelling Language (UML) is used to construct the model.
Keywords: Cloud computing, E-learning, Framework, Unified Modelling Language, Smart phones
A REVIEW ON STRATEGIC PLANNING AS TOOL FOR EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS
*IBRAHIM ABUBAKAR MIKUGI, *MOHAMMED BAGUDU WAZIRI & **MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI
*Department of Business Administration and Management, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B.55, Bida, Niger State, Nigeria **Department of Public Administration, Federal Polytechnic, P.M.B.55, Bida, Niger State, Nigeria
Globalization has brought about not only local competition but international competition in the face of which every organization must strategically plan in other to survive. Tertiary institutions in Nigeria performed dismally over the years if compared with its counterpart in other parts of the world. The reason for this is not unconnected with poor strategic planning and implementation in the Nigerian educational sector. This paper attempts to review the degree of strategic planning practices among tertiary institutions in the country with emphasis on formulating, implementing, and evaluating cross-functional decisions that enable an organization to achieve its objectives. The review method was employed to establish the extent of strategic plan application by tertiary institutions in Nigeria through assessment of their strategic plan conception, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation. The paper concluded that while Nigerian Tertiary institutions conceive very good strategic plans as observed in their mission and vision statements, the implementation, monitoring and evaluation receive little attention. It therefore recommends that tertiary institutions in Nigeria must refocus their energy on a holistic strategic planning process for efficient service delivery.
Keywords: Planning, Educational institutions, Strategic planning, Strategic Thinking,
TRACK FOR PRE-SERVICE SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS TEACHERS IN NIGERIA
OGUNNIYI TEMEEM ABIODUN
School of Secondary Education (Science) Mathematics Department, Federal College of Education (Technical) Bichi, Kano State.
The paper critically examines the concept of TPACK, particularly in relation to teaching and learning in science and mathematics, and its integration in pre-service science and mathematics teacher-preparation. To achieve this, different related literatures were consulted on the meaning of TPACK, its origin and the way it could be integrated in pre-service science and mathematics teacher-preparation. From a wide range of literature review, it was noted that TPACK occupies the centre-stage of good teaching with technology. Furthermore, studies show that the way pre-service teachers are taught to integrate technology, pedagogy and content appears to be similar to the way they can implement the approach in teaching. In addition, the cyclic development of the lesson is reported to enhance pre-service teachers’ competency in working with technology in a real classroom situation. Consequently, it becomes essential for teachers to have a good understanding of TPACK and its implementation in pre-service teachers’ training, starting with the orientation of pre-service teachers on the use of technology in teaching by providing them with sufficient opportunities to engage in hands-on activities. Based on the foregoing, some recommendations were made.
Keywords: Pre-service teachers, ICT, Technology integration, Teaching, Science and Mathematics
SOCIO-ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION IN THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES THROUGH CIVIC EDUCATION (NIGERIA PERSPECTIVE)
ANYANWU KATE CHIKODI
Department Of Social Studies, School Of Arts And Social Science, Federal College Of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State
The development of any nation requires the contribution of its members irrespective of their level. Thus, this paper examines civic education as an instrument for socio-economic transformation in Nigeria. The concept of civic education, socio-economic transformation and the challenge facing the transformation of Nigeria were discussed here. Qualitative document analyses were used as a discipline subject. Recommendations were made that civic education curriculum should encourage some socio-economic skills like independence, honesty, national consciousness, self reliance, self confidence and initiative, resourcefulness for socio-economic transformation. Workshops and seminars should be organized in schools through civic education to establish good accepted norms and values. Students should try and practice the value that they are exposed to through civic education. The paper concluded that, students should be taught about citizenship, civic responsibility, value education and its practices. This will enable them to be good citizens that will contribute towards the transformation of the country through their knowledge on skills, moral values and reasonable judgment. Hence, civic education helps in citizenship training that enhances national development. Also government should be able to improve the nation and transform each sector by establishing the relationship between governance and economic growth.
Keywords: Socio-Economic, Transformation, Civic Education, Third World Country, Citizenship.
IMPACT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION IN SUSTAINING NATIONAL TRANFORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
*ARIYO AYODELE OLUWAKAYODE (Ph.D) AND **PETER-AJAYI OLAYINKA MICHAEL
*Department Of Physical And Health Education, School Of Science, Adeyemi College Of Education, Ondo, Nigeria. **Department of Physical and Health Education, PMB 250, College Of Education Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
Transformation and development is critical and essential to the sustenance and growth of any nation. A country is classified as developed when is able to provide qualitative life for her citizenry. Nigeria in the last fifty years has been battling with the problems of transformation and development in spite of the huge human, material and natural resources in her possession. Human kinetics and Health Education is integral to the development and transformation of educational process. It results in holistic development of personality physically fit, mentally sharp, emotionally balanced and socially well adjusted. The impact of human kinetics and health education to national transformation and development is in no small measure. Parts of a continuing effort to reveal the impact of human kinetics and health education in nation building in this dispensation has been on the rise. The ensuing paper presents the human kinetics and health education as a unique programme for achieving the touted benefits and impact of national transformation and development. The study considered Education and Politics: Implications for national transformation and development in Nigeria, impact of Nigeria Health policy in national transformation and development, strategies for promoting national transformation and development for physical fitness and healthy living and impact of human kinetics and health education curriculum to national transformation and development. The contributions of technology to human kinetics and health education on national transformation and development was also considered. It is hoped that the suggested recommendations in this paper will provide the necessary “spin” of which major practitioners and other relevant stakeholders may put on track in enhancing national transformation and development.
Keywords: Transformation, Development, Education Policy, Health Education, Health Policy and Physical fitness.
EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR FINANCING SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
LADI USMAN BELLO AND LARABA MANGA MISAU
School of Remedial and Contimuing Education, A.D Rufa’i College for Legal and Islamic Studies, Misau, Bauchi State, Nigeria
Provision of quality secondary education is important in generating the opportunities and benefits of social and economic development. One way of helping mitigate this will be through schools initiating alternative sources of income and try to make up for the gap in their budgetary deficit. This study was conducted to identify the alternative sources of financing secondary school education for sustainable national development. In discussion this topic, Ocho (2005) defined education and the need for education. Okanamiri (2002) also defined education financing as a branch of knowledge that deals with the important examination of the cost and expenditure in the production of education services. Various alternative sources according to various authorities were explained to include: PTA, proceeds from the school farm, donations, endowment, community involvement, Fund raising activities, Old students Associations, e.t.c. conclusion and recommendation were made.
Keywords: Strategies, Financing, Exploring, Sustainable, Education.
A REVIEW OF NIGERIAN TERTIARY EDUCATION TOWARDS OVERCOMING SECURITY CHALLENGES AND THE QUAGMIRE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
CHRISTIANA T. AUDU & AJIBOLA A. LUKMAN
Integrated Science Department, Coe, P.M.B 1021 Zing, Taraba State
This paper examines the nexus within tertiary education, security challenges and sustainable development in Nigeria. It is not doubtable that the tertiary education could be engaged and integrated in the issues of security challenges and the quagmire of sustainable development in Nigeria. The paper posits that tertiary education is central to shaping attitudes and social interaction and both are critical to addressing insecurity challenges and sustainable development. It could be affirmed that government alone cannot provide sustainable development. The paper emphasizes developed economies where tertiary education is an engine for development in which individuals, religious groups, communities, and businesses must contribute in important ways to provide education that leverages development. To this end, the paper submits that tertiary education could be a functional tool in curbing social vices and ensuring development that is sustainable in Nigeria provided the curriculum is properly implemented and monitored towards blending and interfacing local wisdom with global knowledge, values and skills, which will develop the students to become citizens of Nigeria as well as citizens of the global village.
Keywords: Tertiary education, security, Nigerian education, economic development, sustainable development.
THE USE OF E-ASSESMENT IN COMPUTER SCIENCE EDUCATION
*MUHAMMED ABDULAZEEZ HASSAN & **SAMIR HMED
*Federal College of Education, Zaria **Shehushagari Colledge of Education Sokoto
Most e-assessment systems are mainly used in simplifying the high manual effort by teaching personnel in assessing the students. This paper will be reviewing an extension proposed for the e-assessment systems that will be requiring some higher-order cognitive skills. The most recent module will allow programming exercises to be assessed in regard to a specific back-to-back testing and test-driven development. Although these e-assessment systems are still a prototype, its usage by the programming lecturers has proved to be practical in performing e-assessments.
Keywords: Software testing, Assessment, Software tests. Online learning, E-assessment
ASSESSMENT OF PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON STUDENTS ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS, IN ZARIA METROPOLIS
Federal College of Education, Zaria.
The study is on the parental influence on students entrepreneur ship education in selected secondary schools in Zaria metropolis. The objectives of the study were to examine the assessment of parental influence on career choice of students entrepreneur ship education in selected secondary schools in Zaria metropolis and others, /-‘our research questions, four null hypotheses were formulated based on the objectives and they are what is the assessment of parental influence on career choice of students in entrepreneur ship education and others. Survey research design was used and the population of study includes 570 students and 344 teachers. The sample size -was determined using Nwana technique of percentage and simple random method. The sample size is 100 structured questionnaire was used using Likert rating sale and content validity was used and oral interview. The reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach alpha and the reliability coefficient is . 984 T’ Test was used for testing the hypotheses en 0.05 significant level. The findings revealed that parents do not influence career choice of students in entrepreneurship education and also parents act as a role model to student entrepreneurship education. The recommendations of the study include parents should encourage students entrepreneurship education.
Keywords: Parental, Education, Influence, Secondary, Entrepreneurship
SOCIO-DRAMATIC PLAY AND PRESCHOOLERS’ ACQUISITION OF ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS IN PUBLIC CARE CENTRES IN RIVERS STATE.
*DR. WORDU, ESTHER CHINEDU (PhD) *DR. MONICA WOSOWEI (PhD) **DR. IWOWARI ANN IBIBA CHINTUO (PhD)
*Early Childhood Care and Education Department, Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku, Rivers State. **Faculty Of Education, National Open University Of Nigeria, Port Harcourt Study Centre, Rivers State.
Creativity is required for a people to live a fulfilled life and attain set goals. This paper, addresses socio-dramatic play and public care centre preschoolers’ acquisition of entrepreneurial skills in Rivers State. Two research questions and two corresponding hypotheses guided this study. The design of the study is correlational research design. The population of the study comprised of all the 3,489 Nursery three pupils in Rivers State. The sample of the study comprised 350 Nursery three drawn from the population of the study, using simple sampling method. The instrument used for the study is the “Socio-Dramatic Play and Preschoolers’ Entrepreneurial Skills Acquisition Checklist” (SDPPESAC). It was face validated by three experts. Pearson Product Moment Coefficient (PPMC) was used to compute the reliability of the instrument which had a reliability index of 0.68.
Keywords: Socio-Dramatic, Preschoolers’ Acquisition, Entrepreneurial, Public, Care.
EVALUATION AS A TOOL FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING METHODOLOGY
ANYIFITE SYLVESTER DORCAS
Department of General Studies Education, Federal College Of Education, Zaria
The issue of quality assurance in education has become a matter of concern for stakeholder’s educational institutions and government in order to meet the expectation of society and to improve education service delivery. This paper examines the relevance of Evaluation as a key factor in ensuring in teaching English language. Quality resides with teachers and evaluation is part of quality assurance in teaching English Language.
Keywords: Quality, Methodology, English Language, Evaluation, Teaching.