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Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of School Health Programme among Head Teachers of Primary Schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State, Nigeria

Background: School health program (SHP) is an important component of the overall health care delivery system of any country. In developing countries such as Nigeria where infant and early childhood mortality is high its importance cannot be... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

Code-Switching and Code-Mixing: Style of Language Use in Childhood in Yoruba Speech Community

Authors Ayeomoni, M.O.

This article is the report of an investigation into the types of languages acquired at different periods in the lives of members of the education elite in a speech community; to wit, the Ikale in the Irele and Okitipupa Local Government Areas of... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Active Learning Techniques (ALT) in a Mathematics Workshop; Nigerian Primary School Teachers’ Assessment

Authors Salman, M.F.

This study examined Nigerian Primary School teachers’ assessment of Active Learning Technique (ALT). A total of 120 male and female primary school teachers were purposively sampled from the North central geo-political zone of Nigeria. The sampled... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Curbing Examination Dishonesty in Nigeria through Value Education

Examination dishonesty is one of the most devastating and conspicuous forms of indiscipline in Nigeria. It has become a cankerworm in the Nigerian education system over the years. It has graduated from being an educational issue to an educational... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Examination Malpractice in Secondary Schools in Nigeria: What Sustains It?

In Nigeria, the last two decades have witnessed an alarming rate of increase in incidents of examination misconduct especially at secondary school level. Evidences abound of increasing incidents of examination malpractice by students, teachers... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Provision of Secondary Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Way forward

Secondary education is critical to the education of a child, being the bridge between primary and tertiary education. In this paper, the challenges militating against the achievement of the objectives of secondary education in Nigeria were... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2009

Managing Examination Crisis In Nigeria: The West African Examinations Council (WAECs) Experience

The conduct of examinations in Nigeria has been facing crisis brought about by developments in the education sector. There has been a steady increase in the candidature for examinations over the years. Coupled with this increase are problems... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2003

Assessment and Examination: the Pathways to Educational Development

Authors Alonge, F.

Nigeria is presently concerned with developing educational policies that will transform her status from a developing to a developed economy. The acquisition of technical education is possible from secondary to tertiary levels of the country’s 6-3... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

A Comparative Analysis of Universal Basic Education Programme in Nigeria (UBE) and the “Grundskola” Education Programme of Sweden

Authors Opara, J.A.

The formation of educational policies is complex by nature. The complexity owes not only to the fact that education is a sector where it is difficult to identify the underpinnings and their effects to be foreseen, but also to the diversity of... More

Thesis Year of Publication 2011

Impact of Teacher Production on Attaining the Objectives of Public Primary Education in Nigeria

Attaining the objectives of Public Primary Education in Nigeria is hinged on the capacity of teacher to effectively relate theory to practical life in the field of work. Teacher training institutes (Colleges) whose responsibility it is to produce... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2006

Establishing New Assessment Standards in the Context of Curriculum Change

Nigeria adopted a National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) in response to the global reforms in the social and economic context. The critical elements of NEEDS are value re-orientation, poverty reduction, wealth generation,... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Civic Education as a Tool for Nation Building in Nigeria

Authors Falade, D.A.

This pa per exam ines the need for civic ed ucation in N igeria, a nd discu sse s civic e d uca tio n as a too l fo r n ation bu ild ing . The pa p er also h ig h lig hts th e fa cto rs th a t imp e de effective n ation bu ild ing in N ig e ria... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2003

Equality of Man and Equality of Educational Opportunities in Nigeria

Authors Amaele, S.

The issue of equality of man and equality of educational opportunities need to be discussed, and its meaning's strengthened to enable an average citizen of Nigeria to know what to expect each time any of them is mentioned. This is important,... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

Predictive Validity of NECO Junior School Certificate Examination on Students’ Achievement in NECO Senior School Certificate Examination

This study ascertained the predictive validity of NECO Junior School Certificate Examination on students achievement in Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by NECO. The study employed the correlation and regression techniques... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Issues in Test Item Bias in Public Examinations in Nigeria and Implications for Testing

Authors Emaikwu, S.Oche

Various criticisms have been leveled against psychological testing. A large proportion of the criticism pivots on fairness of test to the various identifiable groups taking the same test. This article discusses the meaning, types and sources of... More

Book Year of Publication 2011

Age, Sex and Test Anxiety as Predictors of Examination Malpractises Among Secondary School Students

The study investigated Age, Sex and Test Anxiety as a predictor of Examination Malpractices among Secondary School Students using Ijebu- Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State as case study. Two hundred students were randomly selected from four... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Investigating Nigerian Primary School Teachers’ Preparedness to Adopt Personal Response System in ESL Classroom

This study investigated the extent to which computer literacy dimensions (computer general knowledge, documents and documentations, communication and surfing as well as data inquiry), computer use and academic qualification as independent... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

Information and Communication Technologies in Teacher Training and Professional Development in Nigeria

This paper examined the contemporary teacher training and professional development in Nigeria as an example of the experiences in developing countries of the world. Against the background of the ascendancy of information and communications... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2012

Teacher Resourcefulness in Under-Resource English Language Teaching-Learning Environments

Authors Olaofe, I.A.

This paper sees Nigerian educational system in crisis. Under-resourcefulness at the human, physical, material and financial levels is the major critical flashpoints of the crisis situation. The positive impact of new technologies is yet to be... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Effective Students’ Involvement in Public Relations: a Strategy for Improving Enrolment into Technical Teacher Education Programme in Nigeria

Authors Okwelle, P.

The study was undertaken to determine the strategies for improving enrolment into technical teacher education programme in Nigeria through students’ involvement in school public relations activities. Two reserach questions were formulated and one... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

An Assessment of Primary School Teachers’ Competence in the Teaching of Civic Education in Southwestern, Nigeria

This study assessed the professional qualifications of primary school teachers as well as their civic knowledge and attitudes as factors for determining the extent to which they are competent in teaching civic education. Two instruments titled... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Nigerian Primary and Post Primary Teachers’ Utility of the Due Process of Law

Authors Akiri, A.A.

The paper focused on the utility of the due process of law by teachers as a protection and corrective measure in case of problems between teachers and the system served. The writer reviewed how ‘right’ and the due process can be related as well... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

The Limits to Growth of Non-Government Private Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa

Authors Lewin, K.

There is a lively debate about the extent to which private providers of educational services can contribute to the achievement of Education for All and the Millennium Development Goals. There is evidence that in some poor countries private... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Factors Affecting Health Instruction in Secondary Schools in Edo State, Nigeria

The primary objective of this paper was to determine the factors that affects health instruction in secondary schools in Edo State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research method was used for the study and data were analyzed descriptively using... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2012

The Challenges of Social Studies Educators for Effective Teacher Preparation and Implementation of the Universal Basic Education Programme in Nigerian Junior Secondary Schools

The UBE (universal basic education) is one of the laudable reforms in education in Nigeria, which is implemented through social studies instruction. This study investigated social studies teachers’ capability for effective implementation of the... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Teacher education in a democratic Nigeria: Challenges and the way forward

Every nation strives towards the provision of quality education for its citizens, because of the realization that education is necessary to engineer and consolidate any nation’s developmental process. However, achieving quality education would be... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2004

A New Curriculum for Surveying Education in Nigeria

The Nigerian Surveyor was one of the first professionals to be exposed to formal training locally in the country. As early as 1908, a survey school was opened in Lagos. Formal training of surveying personnel in Nigeria is at present done at all... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Gender Issues in Basic Education and National Development in Nigeria

Research has shown that education is one of the most effective development investments countries can make. Adequate investments in education facilitate the achievement of most other national development goals and increase the probability that... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Impact of Selected Modes of Instructional Supervision Activities on Students’ Academic Performance in Senior Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria

This study examined the impact of instructional supervision on secondary school students’ academic performance in English Language. Descriptive method was adopted in which a questionnaire titled Instructional Supervision and Students’ Academic... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2013

Towards Quality Assurance in Business Education in Nigeria: Constraints and Control

This study x-rays the concept of quality assurance in business education programs in Nigeria with particular reference to its constraints and control measures. The importance of quality business education in nation building cannot be... More

Report Year of Publication 2013

Yoruba Traditional Education System: A Veritable Tool for Salvaging the Crisis Laden Education System in Nigeria

Authors Akinwale, A.R.

Long before the advent of the Europeans, the Yorubas n the south western part of Nigeria developed a traditional educational system through which an individual behavior is moulded and directed towards their eventual role in the society. Ways,... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Early Childhood Education: an Overview

Authors Ifakachukwu, O.

This paper x-rayed pre-primary education as one of the sub systems and policies in the National Policy on Education (2004) that has been neglected and is failing in Nigeria. Several years after its publication (1977) and revised four times, there... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Drop Out from School Among Girls in Edo State: Implications for Counselling

Drop out from school among girls is a global phenomenon. In Nigeria, girl’s dropout from school for various reasons like early marriage, pregnancy, religious factors, socio-economic factors, school related factors and ill health. The focus of... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2006

Analysis of Child Labour and School Attendance in Nigeria: the Present and Future Implications

Child labour acts as a major hurdle for ensuring free, quality education for all children. Over 246 million girls and boys around the World are working instead of attending school and enjoying their childhood of which Nigeria account for about 6.... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Child Labour and Schooling in Rural Areas of Nigeria

Report Year of Publication 2004

Indicator Handbook for Primary Education: Abridged

Authors Cameron, L.
Journal Article Year of Publication 1999

Regional Variations in English Nigeria and the Implications for its Teaching as a Second Language

Authors Idowu, O.A.

The paper focuses on regional or local variations in English in Nigeria with particular reference to spoken English in which the variations are most noticeable. The three major Nigerian languages - Igbo, Yoruba and Hausa are referred to mainly in... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

English Language, Culture and Education in Nigeria: Issues and Prospects

Authors Omole, K.

The author describes the relationship between contemporary culture, the English language and education in Nigeria in the context of current linguistic nationalism, globalization, cultural identity and national development agenda. He observes that... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Language Policy, Mothertongue Education and the Role of the Nigerian Language Teacher in Nigerian Language Education

Authors Mbah, B.M.

The paper aims at providing the function of the mother tongue and/or the language of the immediate community in a nation state like Nigeria. The paper is important because Nigeria is a political state with many nationalities. The position of the... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Mother Tongue Education as Agency of Decolonisation: Implications for National Development in Nigeria

This paper focuses on mother tongue system of schooling as an instrument of decolonisation and a catalyst for sustainable national development in Nigeria. It seeks to determine the extent to which mother tongue disability of the Nigerian school... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Mother Tongue Education and Pedagogic Disability of the Nigerian School Child

This paper examines the status of mother tongues in pre-primary and primary schools in Nigeria, the attendant pedagogic disability of the school child, and the need to formulate and implement intervention strategies for the revalorization of the... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

Language Contact and Language Conflict: the Case of Yoruba-English Bilinguals

Authors Dada, S.A.

The complex dynamics of a language contact situation can really not be explored in just one paper. Thus, the present paper examines only an aspect of the Yoruba- English contact situation with regards to the individual personalities involved.... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Classroom Communication and Placement of the Deaf Child in an Inclusive Class

Authors Ademokoya, A.

Inclusiveness is an educational reform aiming at redesigning the general education structures to accommodate both able-bodied learners and learners with disabilities. This is a departure from an old practice of training special needs learners in... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 1999

Gender Mainstreaming in Education

Authors Secretariat, C.
Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2012

Gender Dimensions in the Teaching and Learning of Vocational Business Education in Nigerian Senior Secondary Schools

Authors Udo, M.Patrick

This study explores gender dimensions in the teaching and learning of vocational business education (VBE) in Nigerian senior secondary schools. The focus is on classroom participation of VBE boys and girls in commerce and economics class... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2003

Gender Issues in Textbook Development: a Study of Gender Balance in Illustrations of Selected Textbooks for Upper Primary Level

Authors Oyebola, O.

This paper looked at gender balance in illustration of a selection of upper primary textbooks. The results indicated that all the textbooks examined contained illustrations that were not gender balanced. Some recommendations were proffered on how... More