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Research Papers/Topics in Education

NIGERIAN HIP HOP AS CULTURAL DIPLOMACY IN GHANA

Abstract The last three decades has seen the development of hip hop as a cultural and artistic phenomenon affecting youth culture around the globe, and in the process evolving as an enduring youth and social movement crossing spatial and socio-cultural barriers. The Nigerian variant of Hip hop complete with music and content has continued to be influential with wide acceptance in Africa and the world at large. The depth of the influence of Nigerian hip hop outside the shores of...

Women and Community Development In Rural Africa: Deconstructing Dominant Narratives

Although women’s critical roles in rural community development in Africa is undisputed, its recent discursive appeal in development policy raises questions regarding the ways in which the women living in rural contexts have been mis/understood, mis/appropriated and marginalized. Arguing that two narratives emerge: rural women as victims and rural women as agents of change, this chapter examines the ways in which African women’s experience in rural community development has been framed to ...

Youth Contribution and Participation in National Building in Nigeria (The Role of the Information Centre and the Library)

Youth Contribution and Participation in National Building: The Role of the Information Centre and the LibraryAbstractPurpose: The Research was conducted to evaluate the information demands of the youth, library usage, sources of service deliveries needed and the obstacles of using the libraries in two various youth engagements in the urban community in Ikeja, Lagos State, NigeriaMethodology/Design/Research: A Descriptive Survey Design was applied for the study. All the youths that att...

THE EFFECT OF HIV/AIDS ON WOMEN AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA

INTRODUCTION The earliest convincing evidence of the Human Immuno Deficiency Virus (HIV) that causes the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was gathered in 1959 amidst the collapse of European colonial rule in Africa[1]. In January 1959 rioters briefly seized control of the African townships of Leopoldville, the capital of the Belgian Congo, shocking its rulers into frantic decolonization.  In the same year an American researcher studying malaria took blood specimens from pat...

IN WHAT SENSE, IF ANY COULD THE LEAGUE OF NATION BE REGARDED AS A REVOLUTION IN WORLD DIPLOMACY?

INTRODUCTIONThe League of Nations came into being after the World War One, in which her formation revolutionizes the political instability in world diplomacy to a point of order. The League of Nation’s task was simple- to ensure that war never broke out again. After the turmoil caused by the First World War, many looked to the League of Nations to bring stability to the world1. The only way to avoid a repetition of such disaster, was to create an international body whose sole purpose...

ETHNICITY AND POLITICAL VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT The purpose of this study is to examine Jos, the Plateau State capital, has remind the same for over a century. The study set out to assist the case of ethnic groups, specially the Broom, Anaguta, and Afizere and Hausa/Fulani, laying claim to pre-eminence over one another. The chapter one deals with the background to the study down to the definition of terms, chapter two deal  with  the  conceptual/theoretical  framework,  this  chapter  presen...

ASSESSMENT OF THE INFLUENCE OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION ON THE PERFORMANCE OF AN ORGANIZATION: A CASE STUDY OF EDO STATE CIVIL SERVICE

This research work highlights the result of a research carried out to assessment of the influence of conflict resolution on the performance of an organization: a case study of Edo State civil service. A substantial aspect of the study involved collecting data through the instrumentation of questionnaires. The data collected were classified, analyzed and the percentages of the findings presented in a table. The hypothesis was then statistically tested with chi-square in which the calcul...

SOCIAL STUDIES IN THE POSTMODERN WORLD

This paper attempts to discuss the role of the Social Studies teacher in the post modern world, a way out of insecurity in Nigeria. The reality of the post modern world is taking its toll on the school system as well as in other segment in Nigeria and else where around the world. The influence of post modernity in society requires an appropriate approach in learning in school subjects and teachers also need to be exposed to the need of preparing pupils to face the challenges impose by p...

CORRELATES OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SOCIAL STUDIES STUDENTS

ABSTRACTThe   study   was prompted  by   the   assumption  that  a   child’s   performance   in  school   subjects  iscorrelated   by   the   variables   of   socioeconomic   status,   family   size   and   family   type.   How   thesevariables correlate stude...

THE CHALLENGE OF SCHOOL SAFETY IN NIGERIA

This paper examines the role of Social Studies curriculum implementation in actualizing school safety in Nigeria. Safety is a social phenomenon that is desirable in society but has in recent times imposed challenge in Nigeria. Safety education is a concept in Social Studies learning. Safety is an environmental issue that affects man in its totality-physically, socially and morally among others. Social Studies as an integrated discipline is able to x-ray essential elements of child’s ...

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...

The Effect of ICT on Teaching and Learning Biology in Mokwa Niger State

ABSTRACTIn the National Policy of Education (2004), emphasis is made on the need for laying a solid or sound basis for scientific effective thinking. This can only be achieved by the use of ICT in teaching and learning process. ICT is paving the way for a new pedagogical approach where students are expected to play a more active role than before. The study examined the effect of ICT on teaching and learning of Biology in Mokwa, Niger State. Four research questions were structured to guide the...

Influence of Human Resource Development on Teachers Job Performance in Secondary Schools in Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State

ABSTRACTThis study investigated the Influence of human resource development  on job performance of teachers in secondary schools in Makurdi local government area of Benue State, Nigeria. Three objectives were formulated among which are to: examine the impact of in service training on the performance of teachers in secondary schools and ascertain the impact of induction on the performance of teachers in secondary schools. Three research questions and three hypotheses were also formulated ...

Impact of Headteachers' Leadership Style on Job Satisfaction of Primary School Teachers in Makurdi Metropolis

ABSTRACTThe aim of the study was to explore the effects of head teacher’s leadership styles on teachers’ job satisfaction of primary school teachers in Makurdi metropolis, Benue State. Despite measures taken to build capacity of head teachers in leadership and management, teachers have cried foul at the delivery of leadership styles by their head teachers. The question stands as to what effects the head teachers’ leadership styles have on their teachers’ job satisfaction in primary sc...

Problem of Teaching Practical Skills in Building Construction in Government Technical and Vocational colleges in Bauchi State

ABSTRACTThe study was carried out to determine problems of teaching practical skills in building construction in vocational and technical colleges in Bauchi State. Survey research design was used for the study, the population for the study comprised both teachers and students from seven technical colleges in Bauchi State. A total of 285 respondents (30 teachers and 255 students) were used for the study. A Structure questionnaire was used as instruments for data collection, three research ques...


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