Education

Research Papers/Topics in Education

EFFECT OF CLASS SIZE ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SENIOR PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL, FCT, ABUJA.

ABSTRACTThis research was carried out to investigate the effect of class-size on students’ academic performance in senior public secondary schools in Gwagwalada area council, FCT, Abuja. The research methodology used for this research is the descriptive survey research design. The data collected from the questionnaire was analyzed based on the research questions of the study with explanations following immediately. It was discovered that large class-size leads to poor performance of the stu...

THE CHALLENGES AND PROSPECT OF FREE, FAIR AND CREDIBLE ELECTION IN NIGERIA. A THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVE

The study was to assess the challenges and prospect of free, fair and credible election in Nigerian context, last time the country conducted an election for contestants into various elective posts in 2015. The 2011 general elections characterize with violence before, during and after the election. The violence that took place especially after the presidential election was unique in the history of the Nigerian politics. The paper aims to consider the challenges of elections and identifie...

THE IMPACT OF ICT IN THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS IN NIGERIA

There is no gainsaying that technology has drastically reduced incidences of electoral malpractices such as: ballot stuffing, result sheet mutilation, manipulations, over voting, alteration of result sheets and hijacking of ballot boxes in the history of Nigeria elections. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has employed a number of innovative approaches to improve the management and conduct of elections in the country. As years pass by, INEC gets more sophisticated w...

COUNTERING THREAT NETWORKS IN NIGERIA’S GEOPOLITICAL SPHERE: the Libyan vacuum, and cultural intelligence as a panacea

   Abstract In this article I write that Libya vacuum, created by the instability of the Libyan state serves as safe haven for threat network in the Maghreb down to the Sahel, and that it geopolitical importance has meant that such instability can be identified as the major causes of humanitarian crisis in Europe as regard the high level of illegal migrant movement to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. Thus West African region are now having it fair share of the Libyan crisis, which has...

EFFECTS OF AVAILABILITY AND USE OF LABORATORIES ON STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN SCIENCE SUBJECTS IN COMMUNITY SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN KINONDONI

ABSTRACTThis study was designed to examine effects of availability and use of laboratories on students’ performance in science subjects in community secondary schools. The study was conducted in six community secondary schools in Kinondoni municipality. The study examined the availability of laboratories, examine the use of laboratories, and assess the availability of science teachers, and science teachers ’perceptions how laboratories availability influence students’ performance ...

EFFECT OF PSYCHOLOGICAL AIDS OF MATHEMATICS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS

The study is designed to find out the impact and extent of Psychological Aids of Mathematics and its application in the performance of students in Mathematics in Senior Secondary Schools in Lagos State and in Nigeria at large. Psychological Aids of Mathematics (PAM) is the fostering of positive attitude and the propelling force to maintain a grittier tendency for achievement. It can also be defined as the ability or act of grit in propelling motivation and positive attitude in an i...

SOCIAL CLASS AND IDENTITY IN CHINUA ACHEBE’S THINGS FALL APART AND NO’VIOLET BULAWAYO WE NEED NEW NAMES

ABSTRACTSocial class and identity are two vital concepts that determine the personality and social relationship of individuals. As such, both concepts define the way people relate within their society. Chinua Achebe and No’violet Bulawayo in their text Things Fall Apart (1958) and We Need New Names (2014) respectively showed how social class creates certain identities through some notable characters in the two texts. This research however exposed how class stratification and identity define...

Relationships among senior school students’ self-efficacy, metacognition and their achievement in chemistry

AbstractLearners play very significant roles in the teaching–learning process. Irrespective of how teachers teach, learners often have their own ways of learning. Three hundred senior secondary school II students selected from 10 senior secondary schools in Ilorin, Nigeria participated in the study. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 30 students from each of the 10 purposively sampled senior secondary schools. Data were collected using three instruments, namely, Chemistr...

EFFECTIVENESS OF MARKETING COOPERATIVES TO THE LIVELIHOOD OF FARMERS IN KUMI DISTRICT; A CASE STUDY OF NYERO SUB COUNTY

ABSTRACTThis research was aimed at finding the effectiveness of marketing cooperatives to the livelihood of farmers in Kumi district, a case study of Nyero Sub County. The study was based on three main objectives which were; to find out the importance of marketing cooperatives in Nyero Sub County, to examine the challenges faced by the marketing cooperatives in Nyero Sub County and to identify the ways of improving the performance of marketing cooperatives. The researcher obtained a letter o...

EFFECT OF EARLY MARRIAGE AND ITS IMPLICATION ON GIRL CHILD EDUCATION IN BADE EMIRATE. YOBE STATE, NIGERIA

The Effect of Early Marriage and its Implications on Girl Child Education has been studied in Bade Emirate council which includes Bade and Jakusko Local Government Areas. An opinion survey research design was used in which a total of one hundred (100) respondents were randomly sampled (50 from each LGA). These consist of married and unmarried males and females aged between 14-25 years. A validated questionnaire was used as an instrument of data collection. The questionnaire is divided i...

Combatting Desertification and Drought

Drought and desertification are twin global environmental problems. Nigeria is faced with rapid desert encroachment affecting fifteen northern most states from moderate to severe rate. Climatic variability and anthropogenic activities such as deforestation, extensive cultivation, overgrazing, cultivation of marginal land, bush burning, fuel wood extraction, faulty irrigation system and urbanization are major causes of desertification. Drought and desertification impact directly or indi...

Rethinking Teacher Quality and Student Academic Success in Secondary Schools in Uyo Senatorial District, Akwa Ibom State

Teacher quality is observed as a dominant factor in determining student academic success by looking at their intermediate outcomes. The study examined the difference in student academic success based on teacher quality in Uyo Senatorial District public secondary schools, Akwa Ibom State. One research question and one hypothesis guided the study. Ex-post factor survey design was used in carrying out this study. The population of the study consisted of all Senior Secondary Two (S...

EXAMINATION OF STRATEGIES USED BY GOVERNMENT TEACHERS IN CATERING FOR STUDENTS’INEQUALITY IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GOVERNMENT IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ILORIN SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNME

This study examined the strategies used by government teachers in catering for students’ inequality in the teaching and learning of government in Senior Secondary Schools in Ilorin South Local Government Area. The descriptive survey research design was used in this study. In all, 90government students and 3government teachers from three schools formed the sample size for the study. The instruments used to collect data were questionnaire and interview guide. The study found that teache...

CAUSES OF EXAMINATION MALPRACTICE IN PHYSICS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION

ABSTRACT This study investigates’ the Causes of Examination Malpractice in Physics in Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in Oshimili South Local Government Area, Delta State. Five Secondary Schools in Oshimili South Local Government Area were selected for the study. The population of the study comprised students. Four research questions were formulated for the study. A sample of two hundred respondents was used using stratified random sampling technique. Data collecte...


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