JULY, APRIL & MAY 2018

JULY  2018 EDITION

ENHANCING THE ROLES OF WOMEN IN CONFLICT
RESOLUTION THROUGH TECHNICAL AND
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING (TVET) IN
SOUTH-EAST NIGERIA
EBOHON GRACE IHINOSEN KUWANTA
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIALTECHNICAL
EDUCATION
NASARAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION,
AKWANGA

Abstract
This study was carried out to identify the strategies for increasing the roles of
women in conflict resolution through Technical and Vocational Education and
Training (TVET) in South-East Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey
research design. The population of the study was 1511 made up of the Federated
Association of Women Lawyers and members of Women in Colleges of Education
in South-East Nigeria. The sample for the study was drawn using multi-stage
sampling technique. The instrument used for collecting data was a questionnaire
titled ‘Technical and Vocational Education and Training Role of Women
Questionnaire (TVETRWQ)’. The instrument was developed by the researcher
and it was validated by five experts. The instrument was tested for reliability
using Chrombach’s Apha method and the reliability index was 0.80. The
instrument was administered through the help of seven research assistants
trained by the researchers for two days. The instrument was distributed to 500
respondents used as sample. The instruments were collected after three weeks
and 475 was returned representing 95% retrieval rate. The data collected were
analyzed using Mean, Standard Deviation and T-test. The data analyzed shows
that the women require all the issues identified for them to be fully involved in
conflict resolution in South-East Nigeria. It was recommended that stakeholders
should provide necessary logistic supports to women to help them acquire
relevant skills in Technical and Vocational Education for conflict resolution.
Keywords: Conflict Resolution, Technical And Vocational Education And
Training (TVET),

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SPORT AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR COMMUNITY
DEVELOPMENT
ALOR ROSELINE1
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO – NIGERIA1
NWALI CHINWE2
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN KINETICS AND HEALTH EDUCATION,
FACULTY OF EDUCATION, EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI – NIGERIA2
Abstract
The focus of this paper is sports as an instrument for community development. The
paper buttressed that any community that are not centered on sport may not yield a
meaningful result. Sports definitely have a place in the achievement of community
goals and its aspirations. The paper therefore discussed the importance of sports,
social benefit as well as its health benefits. Some suggestions were made to
enhance participation of sports by community in order to enhance their well being.
The suggestions include but not limited to encouragement of communities by the
government to organize sports for all ages carrying out sports in all sectors or
nation-schools, work place, markets and so on to educate communities on the need
to engage in sporting activities.
Key words: Sports, Instrument, Community and Development.

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PRINCIPLES AND NATURE OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ACT IN
NIGERIA
PROF OKPATA O. FIDELIS1
POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
ALEX-EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDUFU-ALIKE, IKWO.
EZIKA GOODNESS AMAKA2
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY ABAKALIKI
Abstract
National development index is very encompassing including capacity building,
provision of goods and services, all subsumed in good governance. Good
governance in itself is a function of accountability, honesty and probity in public
expenditure including procurement. This paper is anchored on good governance
as an indicator for national development, hence principles and nature of Public
Procurement Act is aimed at addressing impunity and respect for the rule of
engagement following due process and due diligence in all public expenditure
process. The study is anchored on the Utilitarian Theory in handling public
resources and positions as its methodology is content analytical using secondary
data. The study therefore recommends both change of attitude on the part of
Public Office holders; Strict adherence to the rule of engagement and
Government willingness to enforce rules and sanctions on the defaulters among
others.
Keywords: Public procurement, public procurement Acts.

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STRATEGIES FOR INSPIRING SCHOOL STAFF BY THE SCHOOL
MANAGER, FOR EFFECTIVE JOB PERFORMANCE.
GUDA SIMON TERZUNGWE1
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS AND GENERAL
STUDIES
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL AND SCIENCE EDUCATION
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MAKURDI
BENUE STATE, NIGERIA1
AKURA DORCAS2
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY MAKURDI2
Abstrat
This paper discusses staff inspiration as a necessary tool for effective job
performance. This is due to the writer’s conviction that effective job performance
of school staff depends largely on how they are inspired to carry out their duties
diligently and purposefully. The writer has discussed how leadership could be
used to inspired school workers. This inspiration is not without challenges. The
challenges of a school manager in school management are also hereby discussed.
These include development of a vision and ethnics. The components of school
ethics are identified and discussed in the paper. The paper concludes that school
managers or leaders should not see themselves as leaders who are out to issue out
instructions to their subordinates. They should be leaders that could use their
positions to inspire their staff towards the achievement of the school goals and
objectives.
Keywords: Strategies, School Manager, Inspiring School Staff and
Components of Leadership.

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EFFECT OF COOPERATIVE LEARNING STRATEGY ON STUDENTS
ACHIEVEMENT IN MATHEMATICS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS
IN ABAKALIKI EDUCATION ZONE OF EBONYI STATE
NWACHUKWU JOHN NJOKU1 and NWEKE SUNDAY IDAKARI2
DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO 1 & 2
Abstract
This paper focused on the effect of cooperative learning strategy on students
achievement in mathematics in senior secondary schools in Abakaliki Education
Zone of Ebonyi State. Two research questions and one null hypothesis guided the
study. The population of the study comprised all SS11 students in all public
secondary school within the study area. The sample of the study comprised 300
students who participated in the study. Mathematics Achievement Test of the
multiple choice type which contained 30 items with a reliability coefficient of
0.74 was used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using mean and
standard deviation to answer the research questions and ANCOVA statistics to
test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The analysis of the data revealed
that cooperative learning instructional strategy enhanced the students’
academic achievement in mathematics better than the conventional (talk and
chalk) method. Cooperative learning instructional strategy also enhanced the
achievement of male students more than their female counterparts. There was a
statistically significant between the mean achievement scores of students taught
mathematics with cooperative learning strategy and those taught using the
conventional (talk and chalk) method. Based on the findings of the study, it was
recommended, among others that in-service training and workshops/seminars
should be organized for teachers to train them on the use of cooperative learning
strategy in classroom instruction because of its proven efficacy in enhancing
students’ academic achievement in mathematics.
Key words: Cooperative Learning, Instructional Strategy, Achievement,
Mathematics Achievement

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ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN REPOSITIONING
THE GIRL-CHILD FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
UZOR, OGBONNAYA1
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION1
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
INYANG, VICTOR E. E.2
DEPARTMENT OF FINE AND APPLIED ARTS
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION2
Abstract
Education is the key to the development of any nation. It does not discriminate
between sex. Entrepreneurship is a very good ingredient that gives quality
education a taste. Entrepreneurship will in no small measure help the girl-child to
overcome some societal problems that have not allowed her to compete
favourably within the society she finds herself. Such problem as early marriage,
discrimination in the workplace, societal perceptions etc This paper looks at the
issues and challenges of the girl-child, objectives of girl-child entrepreneurship
education; relevance of entrepreneurship education. The researchers having xrayed
some of these challenges facing the girl-child are of the opinion that the
girl-child can be repositioned and made to face the world practically through
entrepreneurship. The place of women (girl-child) in the development of any
nation cannot be over-emphasized. Thus, the great need to reposition the girlchild
through entrepreneurship.
Keywords: Role, Entrepreneurship Education, Repositioning, the Girl-
Child, National Development

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THE HISTORY OF TEACHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA.
PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS.
NWEZE REUBEN N.
DEPART OF HISTORY
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO.
Abstract:
Every nation strives towards the provision of affordable and quality
education for all her citizens, realizing that education is necessary to
engineer and consolidate any nation’s developmental process. However,
achieving quality education would be a mirage if teacher education is not
in good shape. This work is meant to examine the historical development of
teacher education in Nigeria, the aim of teacher education in Nigeria, the
present position of teacher education in Nigeria, the expected roles and
attributes of a good teacher and the need for professionalization of the word
“teaching profession. Above all, an important vital part of this work circles
around the problems facing teacher education in Nigeria which are
inadequate funding, poor perception of teacher education by the society,
problem of attrition in teaching, lack of commitment among teachers,
unethical behavior of most teachers nowadays and lack of motivation from
the government, as well the society. In viewof the noted problems, it is
therefore recommended, as ways of moving teacher education forward,
that the public should develop positive perception of teachers; the teacher
education curriculum must be reviewed in conformity with the changing
world today. Also there should be improved welfare package for teachers.
The government, as well as other stakeholders should ensure that befitting
infrastructures are put in place to make for better teacher education
programmes .
Keywords: Teacher Education, Professionalizing Teaching, Societal
Perception of a Teacher’s Role in Democratic Society.

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AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGIOUS RENAISSANCE AND THE
RETURN OF THE GODS
EZE O. IGODO
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES,
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, NIGERIA
Abstract
Despite the onslaught of modernity, African traditional religion has survived. The
return of the gods who were purportedly in retreat at the inception of colonialism
is a demonstration that they never went away but rather went into hibernation
waiting for the right time to counter attack. The much awaited opportunity seems
to have presented itself for African traditional religious renaissance because the
colonial religions such as Christianity and Islam have failed to meet the needs of
the people in their host communities. People now seek solutions to their spiritual
problems elsewhere other than the church and mosque. Even the elites and the
highly placed in the society now resort to traditional means of getting solutions to
their problems. Historical method was employed for this study. It was discovered
that politicians, pastors, evangelists and even the elites now patronize traditional
medicine men for solution to their spiritual problems which is a clear indication
that the Gods have returned. The paper concludes with a suggestion that for a
complete revival of African traditional religion, we must remove bad practices,
write the sacred lore, write the prayers legends etc. mark and recognize the sacred
sites and days
.
Keywords: African Tradition, Religion, Renaissance, the Gods

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EFFECT OF SIMULATION TEACHING TECHNIQUE ON
STUDENTS’ ACHIEVEMENT AND INTEREST IN MOTOR VEHICLE
MECHANIC WORK IN TECHNICAL COLLEGES IN NASARAWA
STATE.
EBOHON GRACE IHINOSEN KUWANTA
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL EDUCATION
NASSARAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, AKWANGA
Abstract
The study was on Effect of Simulation Teaching Technique on Students’
Achievement and Interest in Motor vehicle Mechanic Work in Technical Colleges
of Nasarawa State in Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypotheses
guided the study. A quasi-experimental design was used for the study.
Specifically, the pre-test, post-test, non-equivalent control group design was
adopted for the study. The sample size for the study was 57 made up of year two
auto mechanic students in Technical Colleges in Nasarawa State, comprising 45
males and 12 female students. The population sample (57) was divided into two:
Experimental group (29) and Control group (28). The Motor Vehicle Mechanic
Achievement Test (MVMWAT) and Motor Vehicle Mechanic Work Interest
Inventory (MVMWII) were instruments used for data collection. The instruments
were face validated by three experts from the Department of Industrial Technical
Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. The reliability of the instruments was
established through a trial test on automobile technology students from
Government Technical College Bukuru and yielded a reliability co-efficient of
0.69, using Kuder Richardson formula; and 0.98 respectively, using Cronbach
Alpha technique. The experimental procedure involved two groups:
experimental and control group. The experimental group was taught with
Simulation Teaching Technique (STP) while the control group was taught with
the conventional teaching technique. Measures for control of extraneous
variables were employed. Data generated for the study were analysed using
mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions while analysis of
covariance and t-test were used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of
significance. Data analysed revealed better performance of students taught with
simulation teaching technique as against students taught with the conventional
teaching technique. Thus, there is significant difference in the two teaching
techniques with regards to students’ interest. Also revealed from the study was
students’ high degree of interest for Automobile Technology. Based on the
findings, it was recommended that administrators of technical colleges should as
a matter of fact provide and install what it takes to make simulation teaching
technique a success. Also recommended was that the National Board for
Technical Education (NBTE) should work on effecting simulation teaching
technique as a standardized teaching technique for the implementation of
automobile technology and other programmes in technical colleges.
Key Words: Simulation Teaching Technique, Achievement, Interest and
Motor Vehicle

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IMPACT OF TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT ON STAFF
PERFORMANCE, OF KOGI STATE POLYTECHNIC.
DR. (MRS.) OWOTUNSE, ESTHER YETUNDE
MINISTRY OF YOUTHS AND SPORTS
KOGI STATE, LOKOJA-NIGERIA.
Abstract
This paper sought to investigate the impact of training and development on staff
performance, of Kogi State Polytechnic. The paper adopted correlational
research design. 76 Staff of Kogi State Polytechnic were used as sample for the
study. Three research questions were formulated and answered, while null
hypothesis was tested 0.05 significant level. Questionnaire was de developed and
used for data collection. It consist of sixteen (16) items, Structured on 4 point
livert scale. A test rested reliability of the instrument yielded a coefficient of 0.78.
Mean and Standard deviation was used to answer the research questions while
pearson r’ was used to find out the relationship between the effect of training and
development on staff performance. The result indicates that there is significant
relationship between training and development, and staff performance of Kogi
state Polytechnic. The paper therefore recommends that regular training
(workshop and seminars) should be carried out, among other things for continous
improvement of work performance of the Staff.
Keywords: Training, Development and performance.

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APRIL MAY 2018 EDITION

THE USE OF MISOPROSOL IN THE PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF POST PARTUM HEMORRHAGE IN POOR RESOURCES SETTING IN EBONYI STATE

EME, AUGUSTA NKECHI
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE, FACULTY OF HEALTH
SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY,
EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI.

Abstract
This study examines the use of Misoprosol in the prevention and management of
Post Partum Hemorrhage in poor resources settings in Ebonyi State. A survey
design was used and the sample size was 526respondents made up of 263 midwives
and 263 Public Health Workers drawn from Federal Teaching Hospital Abakaliki,
General Hospital and Health Centers across Ebonyi State. The instrument for data
collection was 20- item structured questionnaire which was based on the three
research questions that guided the study. The reliability index of the instrument was
at 0.76 coefficience. The hypothesis was tested at 0.05 alpha level using t-test. The
results of the study showed that Hemorrhage is a leading and deadly cause of
maternal death in developing countries. The 2012 World Health Organization
guidelines for the prevention and management of Post Partum hemorrhage (PPH)
recommended oral administration of Misoprosol by Community Health Workers,
Traditional birth Attendants and Ante Natal care providers. In view of the above,
the paper recommends that Government should make Misoprosol available in all
the Hospitals and Health Centers among other things.
Keywords: Misoprosol, Prevention/management and Post partum Hemorrhage.
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ADJUSTMENT STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL
CERTIFICATE EXAMINATIONS
OKEWORO STEPHEN NWALI (Ph.D)
DEPARTMENT PRIMARY EDUCATION, EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO
Abstract
Adolescence stage is a crucial period in human life. During this stage, individuals
experience complex developmental changes that usually lead to disruptive
behaviours which if not properly handled can breach academic achievements.It is
the wake of this backdrop that inspired this paper to attempt discussions on
adjustment strategies that can take care of the adolescents’ chaotic behaviours in
order to enhance improvement in their achievement in Senior Secondary School
Certificate Examinations, notably WAEC and NCEO. The paper started with a brief
overview of the adolescence stage and the impact of the developmental changes on
adolescents’ academic achievements. It further highlighted the need for adjustment
strategies for secondary school adolescents and then concluded accordingly. In line
with the discussions and conclusion made, the paper recommended that Guidance
Counsellors should be engaged to help adolescent students to understand their
physical changes and how to manage them and also sensitize school authorities on
how to guide adolescents to channel their energies appropriately. In addition they
should guide the authorities on how to improve learning situation in their school to
help boost students’ academic achievements.
Key Words: Adolescence, Characteristics of Adolescence and Adjustment.

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MANAGING STUDENT’S LEARNING IN NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS: PARADIGM SHIFT FROM TEACHER-CENTERED TO
LEARNER-CENTERED METHODS
DR. UDUMA EMMANUEL OGBONNIA
DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION, EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO AND
OME FEDERICK DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO
Abstract
In the 19th century, there were clarion calls for a paradigm shift in undergraduate
education from traditional methods of instruction which have focused teaching
process to a new learning paradigm that would center on the learner’s behaviour
and the learning process. This teaching versus learning distinctions is more than a
matter of semantics. The new learning paradigm suggest a new starting point for
improving undergraduate education that begins with a focus on the learner and what
the learner is doing in the classroom rather than focusing on what the instructor is
doing / covering. Based on this, the paper examines the major implication of the new
learning paradigm. The paper further concludes that we are in emerging era of
classroom without walls and the academic paradigm shift from teaching to learning,
and thus, it becomes very important that facilitators find new and creative ways to
engage students. As a result of this conclusion, the paper recommends that it will be
useful to shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered curriculum so as to improve
learning in diverse classroom, curriculum planers should include learner-centered
education into the school subjects and Government should organize workshops on
child friendly education
Keywords: Managing students learning, teacher-centered and learner-centered
methods

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PROFESSIONALISM IN TEACHING: SCHOOL TEACHERS ‘ACCESS TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA
AMINU YUSUF1, MUSA MOHAMMED MANDE2 &TANKO BABAJI312&3

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOUNDATIONS, FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION, ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA
UNIVERSITY, BAUCHI- NIGERIA.

Abstract
Determining the extent to which school (primary and secondary) teachers’ attended
induction course program ( Seminar, workshop or conference);the most frequent
nature of the induction course programme received ( undergone) by the school
teachers were among some of the objectives of the study.A survey design was used for
the study. The population of the study consists of all public primary and secondary
school teachers within the 20 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Bauchi State.
Multi-stage sampling technique was used to randomly select230(Male = 147;
Female = 83, primary) and 222( Male= 125; Female = 97, secondary) school
teachers. Access to Professional Development in Teaching Questionnaire (APDTQ)
was used for data collection. A test-retest method with an interval of 14 days yields a
stability coefficient of 0.97, for the Hypotheses were tested at á = 0.05 level of
significance. The APDTQ data were analyzed using frequency count, percentages,
barchart and Chi-square test. Among the findings from the study includes 194
(84.4%) and 222 (82.2%) of the primary and secondary school teachers attended
induction course program; teaching method is the most frequent induction course
program received by 62.4 % and 48.2% of the primary and secondary
schoolteachers. Priority to access to induction course program to be given to those
who have not previously attend and emphasizes on the nature of the induction course
program for school teachers to be proportion based on the outlined courses to attend
were the recommendations made from the study.
Keywords: Professionalism, teaching, school teacher, professional development

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URBANIZATION AND THE CONCEPT OF SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA
EBURU PETER INYA ( PhD)
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IKWO

Abstract
Urbanization is one of the most widespread phenomenal issues in many developing
countries.According to the Nigeria National Economic Empowerment Development
(NEED) strategy document (2004), the rate of urbanization is one of the fastest in the
world. The high urban growth rate in Nigeria poses some socio-economic and
environmental consequences leading to unsustainable development. Sustainable
urban development has become a global challenge as many urban authorities
especially in the developing countries are grappling with limited human and
material resources on how to tackle the numerous urban problems. This paper
examined some of the challenges of urbanization and sustainable development in
Nigeria. It examined unemployment and poverty, urban health problems, housing
condition and environmental issues of urbanization in the country. It was discovered
that none of the issues has attended a sustainable level. The Nigerian city therefore is
far from achieving sustainable development. Recommendations were made for some
of the urban strategies for achieving sustainable urban development in the country.
Keywords: Urbanization, Sustainable and Urban development.

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TYPES OF PARENTING AND A SURVEY OF ITS CROSS CULTURAL
VARIATIONS ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS OUTCMES
DR. KASHIM KPANGA LAGU 1 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATIONS
NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI NIGERIA
MRS. BODE-OKE OLUSOLA BOYINSADE2 DEPARTMENT OF ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES
NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR COLLEGES OF EDUCATION ABUJA NIGERIA
MRS. AHMED COMFORT 3 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY DEPARTMENT
NASARAWA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION AKWANGA NIGERIA

Abstract
This paper first focus on types of parenting to enable our readers understand
different types of parenting practices across families, group and race, that is
universe of parenting. Another focus of this paper is a survey of empirically reviewed
literature across culture so that our readers understand there are some cultural
variation on parenting and its outcome in children and adolescents. Base on the
reviewed literature, it is recommended that the stakeholders make use of
authoritative parenting which has the strongest contribution in explaining positive
outcomes for the universe of children and adolescents. The authoritarian and
permissive be use depending on the situation they found themselves.
Keywords: Parenting; Authoritative, Authoritarian.

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PROFICIENCY IMPROVEMENT NEEDS OF PRINCIPALS OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN STAFF MANAGEMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPERVISION OF TEACHERS, FOR IMPROVED ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN EBONYI STATE, NIGERIA.
ODOH, EMMANUEL O. AND IKORO, STANLEY I. Ph.D
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOUNDATION, EBONYI STATE
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO.

Abstract
This study was on finding out the proficiency needs of Principals of Public
Secondary Schools in Staff Management and Instructional Supervision of teachers
for improved academic performance of Public Secondary School students in Ebonyi
State, Nigeria. Two research questions were developed for the study. Descriptive
survey design was adopted for the study. The sample size of the study was 414 senior
secondary schools teachers. A 30-item questionnaire was developed and used for
data collection. The data collected was analyzed using frequency, percentage and
mean percentage scores to answer the research questions. From the findings, it were
discovered that the Public Secondary School Principals in Ebonyi State had low
proficiency in staff management and instructional supervisions of their various
schools as rated by the senior secondary school teachers. Impliedly the principals
needed improvement. In view of these facts, it was therefore recommended that the
findings of this study be properly utilized in organizing training and retraining
progammes in form of workshops, seminars or induction courses for public
secondary school principals, in other to improve the tone of the schools and the
academic performance of the students in particular.
Keywords: Secondary School, Proficiency, Instructional Supervision, and
Improvement

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MEDIA UTILIZATION FOR ENHANCEMENT OF TEACHING AND LEARNING CHEMISTRY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EBONYI
STATE
NWANI PIUS OKORIE
DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO

Abstract
The study is centred on the need for media utilization for enhancement of teaching
and learning chemistry in Ebonyi State Secondary Schools. The study discusses; the
concept of media, types of media, the influence of media in teaching and learning, the
use of media in teaching and learning chemistry and the importance of media
utilization in teaching chemistry. The work revealed that, the use of media would
provide us with an exposure to the outside, world media have brought out easy ways
of interaction and provided us with easily accessible means to reach different people.
The study also showed that, the effectiveness and relevance of media towards
teaching and learning of chemistry, lie in its ability to carry out its information,
socialization, mobilization, functions and responsibility which in the case of Nigeria
and other countries include the emancipation of the rural communities. The study
recommends among other things that; media personnelshould be properly trained to
enable them handle all it would take in application of media utilization in teaching
chemistry, and there should be provision of media in our secondary schools for
utilization for effective and proper teaching and learning.
Keywords: Media, Utilization, Teaching and Learning.

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RE-ENGINEERING SUSTAINABLE RURAL ECONOMY THROUGH SOCIAL INFRA STRUCTURAL DEVELOPMENT
PROF. FIDELIS OSINACHI OKPATA (Ph.D) POLITICAL SCIENCE DEPARTMENT
ALEX EKWUEME FEDERAL UNIVERSITY NDUFU-ALIKE, IKWO AND
MICHAEL NWAKAMA
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT,
EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI.
Abstract
The paper is titled “Re-engineering sustainable rural economy through social
infrastructure development in Nigeria” The objective of the study was to establish
the nexus between social infrastructure like basic education, health care facilities,
provision of clean source of drinking water, housing, poverty reduction, human
capital development etc. and sustainable rural economy. Relevant literature was
reviewed to link the study with the existing views on related topics. The paper
adopted the people centered approach propounded by Korten (1984) as a framework
of the work. The key element of the approach is provision of infrastructure through
(a) the empowerment of the people (b) participation and (c) sustainability among
others. The choice of the approach was based on the fact that the components of
people centered approach are vital factors for sustainable in the rural economy. The
researchers found that poor condition of life in the rural areas is as a result of
inadequate provision of social infrastructural facilities and therefore recommended
a total overhaul of government approach to developmental Participatory approach
should be adopted. Government should improve access to education, healthcare
facilities, quality road network in the rural areas. To improve the economy of the
rural people and make it sustainable, they must participate in taken developmental
decisions that affect their life as development is a learning process.
Keywords: Development, Sustainable development, Infrastructure and Social
infrastructure.

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TRANSFORMING NIGERIAN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM FOR EFFECTIVE EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING: A CHALLENGE FOR CAPACITY BUILDING AND SUSTAINABLE
DEVELOPMENT.
DR. UDUMA EMMANUEL OGBONNIA
DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION EBONYI STATE COLLEGE
OF EDUCATION IKWO AND

OME FREDERICK
DEPARTMENT OF PRIMARY EDUCATION EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IKWO

Abstract
This paper examines Nigeria’s educational system from the colonial era to the
present day. Various Nigeria education policies, Historical development and
contemporary realities are as well discussed. Education has been known by every
society as a veritable instrument of social, political, economic and technological
advancement. It is a means of improving the living standard of individual for
effective performance of responsibilities. However, education in Nigeria is in a state
of dilemma and disarray as a result of inconsistency and maladministration, nonimplementation
of educational polices, corruption which has been perpetuated by
stakeholders in the education management. Therefore, there has been a serious
outcry by concerned Nigerians to re-examine and reappraise our educational
system for effective policy formulation and administration so as to transform the
system. Against this backdrop, it was discovered that for Nigeria to rapidly develop
and sustain such transformation, efforts through capacity building should be geared
to eliminate those factors affecting the system negatively. Finally, it is recommended
that transformative education should be offered to enhance quality and standard in
the system for effective policy formulation and administration of the education
system.
Keywords: Education ,Transformation, Education Transformation.

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CHALLENGES IN THE USE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) FACILITIES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING OF GEOGRAPHY IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN AFIKPO NORTH L.G.A. OF EBONYI STATE.
EBURU P. I. (Ph.D) & ITEM V.K.
DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO.

Abstract
This study was carried out principally to analysis the challenges in the use of information and Communication Technology (ICT) facilities in teaching and learning of Geography in Secondary Schools in Afikpo North L.G.A of Ebonyi State. This is because the theoretical and practical usefulness of geo-informatics (cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems and geographic positioning systems) has significant disciplinary and societal relevance in national education, resource monitoring, environmental management, industrial and commercial business concerns. Emphasis was on variables such as manpower, qualification, ICT facilities, resources and funding. Questionnaires were used in gathering data for the study. The sample size was 10 public secondary schools in the Local Government Area. Simple statistical techniques were used in analysing the data. These included mean, ratio and percentages. It was found that there were serious dearth in manpower, ICT facilities and resources, and lack of funding of ICT projects in the schools. Based on the findings, comprehensive suggestions were made on how to overcome these challenges. These included the recruitment of ICT based manpower in secondary schools, the provision of ICT facilities and resources, and the funding of ICT projects in our secondary schools.
Keywords: Information and Communication Technology, ICT Infrastructure and
Teaching and Learning Geography.

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BUSINESS EDUCATION PROGRAMME AND SKILLS ACQUISITION OF UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS IN RIVERS STATE
ENYEKIT, E OWAJI-., Ph.D (MABEN, AMNITAD, MTCN)1
DEPARTMENT OF OFFICE TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT,
PORT HARCOURT POLTECHNIC RUMUOLA, PORT HARCOURT
OGWUNTE, P CLINTON., Ph.D (MABEN) & ENYEKIT, KATE E. OWAJI2(MABEN)
RESEARCH FELLOWS
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS EDUCATION,
RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY, NKPOLU-OROWORUKWO, PORT HARCOURT

Abstract
The need for skills acquisition in poverty eradication to nation building can never be undermined. In doing this, the level of educational attainment and skills acquisition of the students need to be a prerequisite for self reliance. The survey research design was adopted for the study. The population consists of 95 business educators drawn
from the department of business education in selected tertiary institutions in Rivers State. There was no sample taken, as this population would be managed effectively. The researchers developed the instrument tagged “Business Educators Skills Acquisition for Teaching Business Education Skills Subject” (BESATBESS). The instrument has 11 items that was duly validated by three experts in business education. The data collected were analyzed using the mean statistic, while z-test was used to test the two generated null hypotheses. Any mean score of 2.5 and above
was termed accepted and mean scores below 2.5 were termed as not accepted. The findings revealed that pedagogical and instructional planning competencies are highly required by business educators for effective teaching of business education to students. It was also revealed that communication competencies are highly required for effective teaching of business to students. Based on the findings in the study, it was therefore necessary to note that there are no ICT facilities in the teaching of business education programme in tertiary institutions in Rivers State, and it was further recommended that, teachers in business education programme should be retrained in ICT programme and packages in tertiary institutions in Rivers State.
Keywords: Business education, programme and skills acquisition.

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MANAGERIAL ISSUES IN INNOVATIVE DEVELOPMENT OF
EDUCATION MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (EMIS) IN
NIGERIA
EZE ANYIM , ELIZABETH UCHECHUKWU
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL PLANNING AND
ADMINISTRATION ABAKALIKI-NIGERIA
Abstract
The paper looked at managerial issues in innovative development of Educational
Management Information System in Nigeria. The purpose of the study was to
examine managerial issues that affect the efficient management and utilization of
Educational Management Information System (EMIS) in the educational system of
Nigeria. Concepts such as information, Information System. Management
Information System (MIS) and Educational Management Information System
(EMIS) were theoretically defined. Issues such as the existence of Educational Management Information System (EMIS), objectives of Educational Management Information System as well as Managerial Issues in Education Management Information System (EMIS) were discussed. The study concluded that full
entrenchment of Educational Management Information System (EMIS) into the educational system of Nigeria, will greatly improve the educational economy and thus place Nigeria in the forefront of countries with high standard of educational attainment. It was recommended that there should be adequate and regular supervision of staff who are entrusted with the job of controlling the data bank of educational system for an improved education in Nigeria, there should be proper planning by stakeholders to ensure for adequate and equitable distribution of human
and material resources to education among others.

Keywords: Information, Information System, Management Information System (MIS) and Educational Management Information System (EMIS).

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INNOVATIONS AND MODIFICATIONS OF CHEMISTRY CURRICULUM CONTENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND REVISION IN RESPONSE TO CHANGES IN SOCIETAL NEEDS: IMPERATIVE FOR IMPROVING SECONDARY CHEMISTRY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA
DR. DAVID AGWU UDU
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IKWO, NIGERIA.

Abstract
Educational systems all over the world place serious emphasis on Science and Technology because of their implications on technological advancement which is tied to national development. This being the case, the curriculum content of science education stands as a life wire through which learners in schools are trained to
attain goals in technological advancement. The chemistry curriculum has under gone some innovations and modifications in terms of contents, implementation and revision. The innovations and modifications were as a result of the changing needs of the society, based on three major issues namely; Globalization, Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) and Entrepreneurship, which are shaping the development of nations worldwide. This paper ex-rayed the innovations and modifications of chemistry curriculum contents, implementation and revision in response to societal needs. The paper reviewed the chemistry curriculum which was in use till 2008 and the current chemistry curriculum in use in the secondary schools in Nigeria, in terms of objectives, content selection, focus and organization. It also looked at the justifications for the revision of the curriculum. The paper argued that,
effective implementation of the revised curriculum is dependent on the teachers’ readiness to drive it. The researcher therefore, suggested among other things that the chemistry teachers should be exposed to regular training workshops for effective implementation of the curriculum thereby improving the quality of chemistry
education in Nigeria.
Keywords: Chemistry Education; Chemistry Curriculum content; Innovation
and Modification.

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DRUG ABUSE AND ADDICTION AMONG THE YOUTHS IN SOUTH EAST NIGERIA

EMEH, AUGUSTA N
DEPARTMENT OF NURSING SCIENCE,
FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY
EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY, ABAKALIKI.

Abstract
This paper investigates the spate of drug abuse and addiction among the
youths in South East Nigeria. It adopted a descriptive survey design with a
sample population of 1100 male (youths) who have tasted substance like;
marijuana, drug and alcohol made up of 220 from Abia State, 220 Anambra
State, 220 Ebonyi State, 220 Enugu State and 220 Imo State. Further more
from the 220 in each State 110 males were drawn from the artisans while the
other 110 were selected from the undergraduates of tertiary institution using
purposive and strata sampling technique. Three research questions and one
null hypothesis guided the study. Findings from the study showed that most
youth engage in drug abuse and become addicted due to social connection,
fame and sometimes health related issues. The paper recommended that
Government at all levels should set up effective monitoring or surveillance
against the use of all forms of drugs, substances and alcohol drinks. Also the
law enforcement Agents, such as the police force should carry out periodic
raid on the sale points of marijuana and Drugs among other things.
Keywords: Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, the youths and South East Nigeria.

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PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS’
PERCEPTION ON THE ATTAINMENT OF GOAL 4, ON EDUCATION
OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGs)
DR. IKORO, STANLEY I AND ODOH EMMANUEL O.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, FOUNDATION.
EBONYI STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, IKWO
EBONYI STATE NIGERIA

Abstract
This Study investigated the perception of public secondary school principals and teachers on the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs) 4 which states; Ensure inclusive and equitable, quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all by 2030. A descriptive survey design was adopted, and the
sample size was 872 respondents made up of 45 Principal and 827 teachers using a purposive sampling technique. Three research questions and one null hypothesis guided the study. The instrument for data collection was developed by the researchers and validated by experts, and the corrections and suggestions were used
to develop the final questionnaire. The questionnaire was a modified likert scale. Percentage, mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while the hypothesis was tested at 0.05 significant difference using t-test statistics. The result of the study showed that both Public Secondary School Principals and the Teachers have very poor knowledge and low awareness of the SDGs 4, on education. It was therefore recommended that the Government at all levels and NGO’s should adopt and utilize the result of this study by organizing training and retraining programme, formation of SDGs implementation committee at secondary school level among other things.
Keyword: Sustainable, Attainment, and Sustainable Development Goals.

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