Research Papers/Topics in Education/Arts & Social Sciences

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...

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...

THE ROLE OF OFO IN PRE-COLONIAL IGBO

Traditional Igbo political system is rooted in the very structure of Igbo society itself which exhibited democratic orientations, individualistic achievement, motivation, egalitarian tendencies and lack of hierarchical centralisation. With all, these the system has a high degree of coherence beneath the apparent anarchy and a  high degree of solidarity and stability beneath the apparent picture of compartmentalizion. The Igbo socio-political system like other pre-colonial societie...

Impact of the Human Relations Theory on Educational Administration

The human relations approach constituted the second major approach to administration. In response to perceived defects of the classical school of management thought which ignored or underestimated the human factor in administration, the Human Relations Movement emerged. Its major exponents were Mary Follet, Elton Mayo and McGregor. The human resource frame is built on the following pillars: 1.        1.    Organisations exi...

Where in the administrative process in my school are some of the strength and weaknesses as far as the structural theory of Administration is concerned

The structural or scientific theory of administration/management is the first approach to management thought or theory and is mainly concerned with efficiency that will increase productivity. It is the application of science to the design and running of organizations.

Comparing the “National Principles of Education in Japan” to the “Principles of the 1987 Educational Reforms in Ghana”

The key objectives of my write-up is to spell out the key similarities and differences in the education policy between Ghana 1987 educational reform and Japan’s principle of education in terms of funding and educational development, performance improvement, free and compulsory basic and secondary education, accountability and standards expectations, government expenditure, budgetary allocation on education, increasing access, pedagogy, practicality of curriculum, quality of educa...

PROBLEMS AND ISSUES OF CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN GHANA

Problems of planning an effective and integrated curriculum are not simple. A good curriculum involves out of hard dedicated and intelligent work conducted on continuous bases. A curriculum development is continuous work. It must have philosophical, psychological, social and economic basis. The curriculum planners have to investigate carefully and thoroughly the nature and qualification of those for which curriculum is to be planned.

EXPLORING TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING BIOLOGY AT SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS IN CAPE COAST METROPOLIS

The main concern in education sector is how educational technology is integrated into teaching and learning and the strategies to use. This study explores the use of technology in biology teaching among senior high schools in the Cape Coast metropolis of Central Region. The study was guided by three specific objectives: To enquire from students on whether teachers incorporate technology in their teaching of biology, to find out from both students and teachers the types of technology available...

Analysis of SHS Integrated Science Syllabus for Ghana

We are confronted daily with situations that require us to use scientific information to make informed choices and decisions at every turn. Modern life also requires general scientific literacy for every Ghanaian citizen. This is the only way by which the country can create a scientific culture toward achieving the country’s strategic programme of scientific and technological literacy in the shortest possible time. Every citizen of the country needs training in science to be able to ...

Revenue Allocation Formulae in Nigeria: A Continuous Search

Abstract Resource disbursement is a fundamental fiscal issue in the practice of Nigeria federalism. This is largely so as the nation has federating units with their respective constitutional responsibilities to execute. The Federal States and Local Governments which constitute the three tiers of government in Nigeria are each given tax-raising powers. The responsibility of disbursing the funds accrued in the common pool account is the exclusive preserve of the federal government. The dis...

The Nigerian State, Security and Boko Haram (2010-2015): An Evaluation

Abstract: Nigeria currently suffers a gangrene condition. Security deficits are merely emblematic or symptomatic of an unhealthy state. The crises of the Nigerian state are such that there is no consensus yet on the narrative. This paper identified the basis of the dilemma in the unresolved and unsettling issues constituting the National Question. With a reliance on secondary data backed by textual analysis, the implications of the complex interface between terrorism and security deficits in ...

Defining Quality in Education

In all aspects of the school and its surrounding education community, the rights of the whole child, and all children, to survival, protection, development and participation are at the centre. This means that the focus is on learning which strengthens the capacities of children to act progressively on their own behalf through the acquisition of relevant knowledge, useful skills and appropriate attitudes; and which creates for children, and helps them create for t...

The Use of Inquiry Based Learning to Teach Ohm’s Law among Secondary School Physics Teachers in Kebbi State, Nigeria

Inquiry-based learning is a student-centred approach that, focuses on moving students beyond general curiosity into the realms of critical thinking and understanding. The traditional teacher-centred approach is practised by teachers of kebbi state secondary schools. Students failed physics in their final examinations. This paper introduced the use of one of the IBL models to teach Ohm’s law to secondary school physics teachers in Kebbi state.  Benefits of the approach, such as improving te...

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