Research Papers/Topics in Education/Arts & Social Sciences

Local Government Administration in Nigeria: The Search for Relevance

AbstractIn the general discourse on the local government system in Nigeria, two major influences are notable: the intervention of the military in politics, and the 1976 reform of local government. However, the 1979 constitution, which provided the legal framework for the 1976 reforms, plunged the local government system into a crisis of identity, and ever since local government in Nigeria has remained an idea in search of relevance. This paper examines both the inherent weakness of the consti...

An Assessment of the Learning Environment of Early Childhood and Development Education in Public Schools in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria

The study examined the learning environment as a challenge to the provision of quality early childhood education in public primary schools in Esan West Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for this study while a total of 117 teachers were sampled from a population of 468 in all the public primary schools in the locality. Data was collected using random sampling. The instrument used was a questionnaire entitled “Challenges of Early C...

TYPES OF PLANNING IN STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

  INTRODUCTION The complexity and sophistication of business decision making requires strategic management and planning skills. Managing various and multi-faceted internal activities is only part of the modern  executive’s  responsibilities.  The  firm’s  immediate  external  environment  poses  a second  set  of  challenging  factors.  This  environment  includes  competitors,  suppliers&n...

Theories of Motivation

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'} span.s1 {direction: ltr; unicode-bidi: bidi-override} INTRODUCTION Motivation   is   a human   psychological   characteristic   that   contributes   to   a   person's   degree   of commitment (Stoke, 1999). The Concept of motivation has therefore led different scholars in research about ‘motivation’. Some scholars were able to come out with their theories...

The Challenges of Economic Integration in west africa

         .ABSTRACTEconomic integration (EI), which is an embodiment of custom unions, tradeblocs,   and   free   trade   area,   has   the   ultimate   aim   of   promoting   tradeparticipation   of   Members   and   in   the   long-run   enhancing   economicperformance  &nbsp...

TACKLING THE INSECURITY PROBLEM IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT Boko Haram  has  been  evolving  in  north-eastern  Nigeria  for  over  a  decade. An  extremely violent Islamist movement, it has in 2014 entered a new transitional phase. The inability of Nigeria’s armed forces to obstruct its onslaught, combined with a higher international profile, have lent it a confidence and ambition that appear to have prompted increasingly strategic behaviour, alongside its ongoing indiscriminate and widespread attacks against civilian and state...

Strategic Thinking an apparatus to deciphering Nigeria's Security Enigma

ABSTRACT Effective  strategic  thinking  requires  a  clear  understanding  of  one’s  external  environment. Therefore, looking at the Nigerian environment of the 21st century, it would not be an exaggeration to say that the Nights of some African Countries e.g. Ghana, is safer and more secure than the day in Nigeria (over 200 girls were kidnapped in Chibok in April 2014 in broad daylight). It is no news anymore that the state of secur...

Servant Leadership

OVERVIEW(UNDERSTANDING THE CONCEPT OF LEADERSHIP)“It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership.” Nelson Mandela (1990)Gary Yukl (2006) defines leadership as “the process of influencing others to understand and agree about what needs to be done and how to do it, and the process of facilitating individua...

Towards Quantifiable Metrics Warranting Industry-Wide Corporate Death Penalties

In the singular search for profits, some corporations inadvertently kill humans. If this routinely occurs throughout an industry, it may no longer serve a net positive social purpose for society and should be eliminated. This article provides a path to an objective quantifiable metric for determining when an entire industry warrants the corporate death penalty. First, a theoretical foundation is developed with minimum assumptions necessary to provide evidence for corporate public purposes. Th...

EDUCATION, ECONOMY AND UNEMPLOYMENT IN CONTEMPORARY NIGERIA

This article focuses on one of the challenges that the Nigeria economy has to contend with presently which is the enamours number of Nigerians who are qualified educational and wish to work but unfortunately are unable to find any meaningful employment if not at all for themselves. This and many more are at the centre of my exploration, its implication and its concomitant dilemma in contemporary Nigeria life  

The Relevance Of Mother Tongue In The Achievement Of Constructivist Science Classroom Environment At The Primary Education Level In Nigeria

This paper aims at discussing the relevance of mother tongue in achieving a constructivists’ classroom environment at the Primary education level in Nigeria. Philosophical research methodology was employed in this study. The study reveals that the relevance of mother tongue as a medium for instruction includes increase access to instruction and equity, improve learning outcome, socio-cultural benefits such as sustainability of acceptable social values and norms, lower costs of education and...

PUBLIC RELATIONS CONSULTANCY SERVICES

Public relations consultancy provides specified public relations technical services which an organization cannot provide as a result of limited time, shortage of staff or lack of public relations department. Thus, this article defines public relations consultancy services; identifies specialized services that are rendered; states why we render the services, mention how the school management can maximize the benefits of consultancy services and manage the challenges therein.

THE SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS PROCESS

Public relations practice involves a planned programme of activities. This is called public relations process:  It includes research, planning, communication, and evaluation. In this article, you will read about public relations research in the school system, Public relations campaign and impact of the public relations programmes on its publics.

THE SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

The school public relations department can be a task or scope structured. This is a function of school size and operations. In this article, you will read about the features of each of the structures, requirements of public relations department and domains of the public relations department or unit in the school system. The school public relations officer is a manager by status and information officer by function. You will read about the roles of a school public relations officer in the schoo...

APPROACHES AND CHALLENGES OF SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS PRACTICE

Public relations practice in school is carried out through various approaches. These approaches such as; publicity, public enlightenment, persuasion, and dialogue are discussed alongside the challenges of school public relations practice. Strategies to make the practice more efficient and effective are also discussed.


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