Research Papers/Topics in Education/Arts & Social Sciences

Effects of WhatsApp and Facebook on Students Academic Performance in the University for Development Studies (UDS), WA Campus

This research was conducted in the University forDevelopment Studies, WA campus to examine the effects of Social Media on students' academic performance taking into focus WhatsApp and Facebook. It has been observed that students devote more attention and time to social media than they do for their studies and they cannot pass their examinations well if they do not learn (Oshrive, 2015). The use of social media among students has reached high levels and has affected their study time, poor...

Factors Affecting the Implementation of Universal Basic Education in Bauchi Local Government Area

The idea of universal education was first noted in 1955 when the universal Primary education scheme was inaugurated by the government of western Nigeria. The Eastern Nigeria government launched its own universal primary education in 1957. In Northern Nigeria education was provided free by government in a bid to make children attend school (Adeyemi, 2007). Thus, at its onset, the universal primary education scheme had been taken by regional government. There was no Federal government in...

Examining the Educational Access and Opportunity for Special Needs Students

AbstractThe study, examining educational access and opportunity for special needs students, a case study of a school for special need Birnin Kebbi was necessitated by worrisome statistics that abound about the physically challenged and the researcher’s personal experiences that disabled people hardly find a voice or position in the society and if any, only few in a thousand or even in a million. The study was aimed at examining educational access available to special need students in school...

The Influence of Western Television Programmes (WTP) On the Cultural Values of Nigerian Youths

ABSTRACTAn attempt at knowing the influence of Western Television Programmes (WTP) on the cultural values of Nigeria youth accounts for the present study. To embark on this study, the descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted. A sample size of 100 respondents was drawn from the selected youths in Ijebu-Ode Local Government, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun-State, Nigeria using the random sampling technique. One instrument was used for the present study. The instrument was a self des...

An Assessment of the Rescue Mission Policy in Mitigating Educational Challenges in Taraba State (2015-2018

The advancement of any nation relies extensively on the effective implementation of appropriate education policies. However, this important variable is grossly neglected in many African countries, including Nigeria. The case of Taraba State is very glaring. The education segment of the state is characterized by incessant industrial actions by teachers/lecturers, low funding, inadequate staffing (both in quantity and quality), lack of advanced teaching aids, inadequacy to deteriorating state o...

Depression and Stress as Determinants of Academic Underachievement of High Ability Learners

ABSTRACTAcademic achievement of learners is an important indicator of the academic success in school. However, some high-ability learners who show great academic potential fail to perform at a level commensurate with their previously displayed abilities. Meanwhile, it has been largely discovered that these discrepancies resulted from some affective and psychological factors. Depression and Stress are linked to lower academic performance. It is proposed that academic performance is reduced in ...

Institutional capacity and students' academic performance in Oyo State Secondary Schools.

AbstractPurpose: This study investigated the relationship which exists between institutional capacity and students’ academic performance in Oyo State secondary schools. Methodology: The researcher adopted descriptive research design of survey type. The population for the study consisted of all teachers in all the 324 public secondary schools in Oyo State. Stratified random sampling and proportional sampling techniques was used to select 15 local Government Areas out...

Delegation of Authority and Job Satisfaction of Secondary School Teachers in Kajola Local Government, Okeho, Oyo State.

AbstractThis paper examined delegation of authority on job satisfaction of secondary school teachers in Kajola Local Government, Oyo State. Descriptive research of survey type was adopted. The population of the study consist of all teachers in Kajola Local Government secondary schools. Stratified random sampling technique was adopted to select respondents used. A structured questionnaire which was well scrutinized by experts in the field of study was used, it was well validated and tested for...

Project Management for Development in Africa: Why Projects are Failing and What Can be Done About It?

ContentsChapter One: Introduction...............................................................................................................41.1 Introduction............................................................................................................................41.2 Aims and Objectives..............................................................................................................61.3 Research Questions..........................................................

Research Designs, Types Of Research Designs, Characteristics Of Good Research Design

RESEARCH DESIGNSRefers to the structuring of investigation. with the aid of identifying variables and their relationships to one another. Desiring a research involves organizing the collection and analysis of data to fulfill the purpose of research so as to provide the information required.Research design is an outline or a scheme that serves as a useful guide to the researcher in his or her effort to generate data for the study.Research design are used in other to demonstrate how the variabl...

HEALTH AND FINANCE:Examining and Establishing a Link

Abstract Healthy people are happy people. One of the factors that debunks John Mathus' Population Theory is improved health care as we have it today. However, good health comes at its cost which is financing. The relationship between health and finance is a positive one. Among other determinants of health, finance holds a strong influence and This paper aims at testing the hypothesis, that the strong financial base of an economic entity (a household, country or large firm) is highly likely t...

A Critical Examination of Broken Homes in Nigeria

Marriage is an important part of man’s social life; a covenant and commitment between a man and woman. At a particular stage in life, people are questioned if they are not married. Yet, some people see the cure for unhappy marriage as separation (divorce), it’s often seems to be a problem than a solution; meanwhile, the society is heavily affected. Divorce remains a severe crisis; it inflicts pains on people concerned, children and the society at large. Many have seen the marriage covenan...

EDUCATION, SECURITY AND NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT:THE CASE OF NIGERIA

There is no doubt that investment in education, particularly higher education, is expensive (not as expensive as ignorance), but the returns are of immense benefit for nation building in the long run. Every nation requires competent and experienced people for its development, and the products of higher education form the tools for such development. Higher education provides the necessary manpower with the required skills and competencies essential for the social, economic and political advanc...

EVALUATION OF PRIVATE SECURITY COMPANIES IN CRIME PREVENTION AND CONTROL IN KADUNA METROPOLIS

ABSTRACTPrivate Security Company provides complementary security services to members of the society. This study assessed the performance of Private Security Company (PSC) in crime prevention and control in Kaduna Metropolis. The objectives of the study were; to assess the level of performance of PSC in crime prevention and control, investigate factors militating against effective performance of PSC, identify areas for improvement to enhance PSC performance and make recommendations that would ...

The History Of Democracy from Ancient Athens to Present day

Democracy is one of the most successful political systems of the 20th and 21st centuries. In a democrat government people have rights to chosen the religion of their choices; because democracy gives an opportunities to have equal rights before the law. When democracy was invented, the system was referred to as Demokrita, which connotes rule by the people. Schumpeter (1947) opined that “democracy means only that the people have the opportunity of accepting or rejecting the men who ...

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