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Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Class Size and Academic Achievement of Secondary School in EKITI State, Nigeria

The study looked at the class size as it relates to academic performance of students in Ekiti state of Nigeria between 1990 and 1997. The study population was the results of the West African School Certificate Examinations (WASCE) conducted... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Primary School Pupils’ Perception of the Efficacy of Mother Tongue Education in Ibadan Metropolis

Authors Fakeye, D.O.

This survey research investigated the perception of primary school pupils on the efficacy of MTE in enhancing cognitive achievement in selected primary schools in Ibadan metropolis. A total of 1000 pupils from 50 randomly selected primary schools... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Parents’ and Teachers’ Preferred Medium of Instruction in Primary Schools in Enugu, Nigeria

Authors Amadi, E.Ada

This study which investigated parents’ and teachers’ preferred medium of instruction in primary schools was conducted in Enugu, South East, Nigeria. It employed the descriptive survey research method. 500 respondents were used for the study. 250... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Isolation of Teaching Effectiveness Factors from Nigerian Senior Secondary School Chemistry Students' Point of View

Establishing the specific criteria by which effective teaching can be evaluated is a vital step in the teaching learning process. Students’ evaluation is commonly used in developed countries to provide information that could be used by teacher to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Expression of Classroom Management Principles by Secondary Schools’ Teachers’

Authors Kukuru, J.D.

Expression of classroom management principles by secondary schools’ teachers is the submission in this article. Six (6) secondary schools were randomly selected from western section of Owo, in Ondo State of Nigeria. Twelve (12) teachers selected... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Examination Malpractices among Secondary Schools Students in Ondo State, Nigeria: Perceived Causes and Possible Solutions

Authors Adeyemi, T.O.

This paper investigated teachers’ perception of examination malpractices among secondary schools students in Ondo State, Nigeria. As a descriptive research, the study population comprised all the 481 secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria. This... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Analysis of Students’ Performance in Junior Secondary School Mathematics Examination in Bayelsa State of Nigeria

Mathematics is the bedrock of all science and technologically based subjects. The poor performance of students in mathematics tests has become a thing of great concern to all stakeholders such as: parents, teachers, and government. This paper... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Planning the 9-Year Universal Basic Education Programme in Nigeria for Successful Implementation

The paper examined issues that will bring about a successful implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) at post primary school level. The Nigerian government had to change to UBE following the high rate of unemployment with the previous... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Catch Them Young: a Learning Value for Computer-Based Instruction for Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Nigeria

The fundamental principle of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Nigeria is that everybody must have access to equivalent education comprehensively and co-educationally. The concept of the Universal Primary Education (UPE) introduced in 1976 (6... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

An Analysis of the New 9-Year Basic Education Mathematics Curriculum in Nigeria

Authors Awofala, A.O.A.

The intention of this paper is to describe and reflect on the changes in the new 9-year basic education mathematics curriculum in Nigeria. The paper is divided into four major themes: history of curriculum development in mathematics education at... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Teachers’ Views on the Incorporation of Entrepreneurial Capacity Building (ECB) Programmes in the Basic Education Curriculum in Ilorin Emirate, Nigeria

The aim of the study conducted, in Ilorin Emirate, Nigeria, was to seek the views of teachers on the incorporation of Entrepreneurial Capacity Building (ECB) Programmes in the Nigerian Basic Education Curriculum. The descriptive survey method was... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Nigeria’s Education Policy: Issues of Sustainable Curriculum Development

The concerns for education sustainability have prompted debates, brainstorming, dialogues and legislations world over. The outcome of these endeavors has, in a way, favored the reduction of ‘unemployment and unemployables’ syndromes and... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Social Studies Teachers' Perception of the Junior Secondary School Social Studies Curriculum in Edo State

Authors Okobia, E.O.

Curriculum development and implementation have pre-occupied the minds educationists and philosophers since the global evolution of modern educational systems. The search for a defined role for teachers in the successful implementation of Social... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Administrative Constraints Affecting Curriculum Development and Implementation in Nigeria: towards Education for Sustainable Development

Authors Duze, C.O.

Nigeria’s Education Policy is quite laudable yet her investments in education are not too rewarding considering the deteriorating educational standards. No matter how laudable education policies/programmes are, poor implementation would lead to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Test Item Validity: Item Response Theory (IRT) Perspective Nigeria

Tests as measuring instruments are designed for a variety of purposes, and validity is often evaluated only in terms of purpose. Validity refers to whether or not the test measures what it claims to measure. With item response theory (IRT) the... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

An Analytical Model of Psycho-Social Variables as Determinents of Cheating Tendency among Secondary School Students

This study is a path modeling, which examined the effect and magnitude of six psycho-social variables on students’ tendency to cheat in examinations. Questionnaire data were generated from 600 secondary school students in 10 schools in Cross... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2007

Girls’ Education (Information Fact Sheet)

Authors UNESCO,
Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Staff Motivation and Students’ Academic Performance in Social Studies in Nigerian Private Schools

This study investigated staff motivation and students’ academic performance in social studies in Nigerian private schools. It adopted descriptive research design, with 100 teachers and 10 School Principals as participants. Private secondary... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

Teacher Training, Teacher Quality and Student Achievement

We study the effects of various types of education and training on the ability of teachers to promote student achievement. Previous studies on the subject have been hampered by inadequate measures of teacher training and difficulties addressing... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Teachers' Utilization as Correlate of Students' Academic Performance in Senior Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria

This paper examines the relationship between utilisation of teachers and students’ academic performance in senior secondary schools in Ondo State of Nigeria. Descriptive survey and ex-post facto designs were used. Two inventories titled ‘... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2006

An Examination of Professional and Non-Professional Teachers Classroom Methodological Competencies

Authors Ololube, N.P.

This research paper examines professional and non-professional teachers’ methodological competencies among secondary school teachers in Nigeria. The main focus of this study is to probe the impact of the professional and non-professional teachers... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2005

Teachers’ Teaching Experience and Students’ Learning Outcomes in Secondary Schools in Ondo State, Nigeria

Authors Adeyemi, T.O.

This article examined teachers’ teaching experience and students’ learning outcomes in the secondary schools in Ondo State Nigeria. As a correlational survey, the study population comprised all the 257 secondary schools in the State. This... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

Perception of Teachers’ Knowledge, Attitude and Teaching Skills as Predictors of Academic Performance in Nigerian Secondary Schools

The study investigated the relationship/effect of students’ perception of teachers’ knowledge of subject matter, attitude to work and teaching skills on students’ academic performance. The population consisted of senior secondary three (SS.III)... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Teacher Variables as Predictors of Academic Achievement of Primary School Pupils Mathematics

Authors La, A.

This study examined the relationship between Teacher self- efficacy, interest, attitude, qualification, experience and pupils’ academic achievement in primary school mathematics. The participants of the study comprises of 254 primary school... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2005

Effects of Students' Cults on Nigeria Education

Authors Kola, B.; Oni, A.
Journal Article Year of Publication 2014

Teachers' Perception of the Continued Use of English as the Language of Instruction in Nigerian Schools

Some scholars in recent times have attributed the fallen standard of education to the use of English as the language of instruction in Nigerian schools. Consequently, there has been a call for the use of Mother Tongue to replace English as the... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2005

Teachers' Opinion on the Infusion of Environmental Education in the Nigerian Primary School Curriculum

This paper presents the report of a research carried out in Kwara Sate of Nigeria to seek the opinions of teachers on the Infusion of Environmental Education (EE) in the Nigerian Primary School Curriculum. The descriptive survey method was... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Teachers’ Effectiveness and Students’ Academic Performance in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State, Nigeria

This study determined the influence of teachers’ classroom effectiveness on students academic performance in public secondary schools in Delta State, Nigeria. It was descriptive in nature and involved 979 teachers, made up of 450 males and 519... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Teachers Motivation on Students Performance in Mathematics in Government Secondary Schools, Makurdi Lg Area

One of the important factors in realizing educational objectives in mathematics as a subject is the role of the teachers` motivation within the educational set up. The negative performance of student towards an educational aims and objectives... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Teachers’ Utilization in Ondo State Public Secondary Schools, Nigeria: Some Planning Implications

The study examined teacher’s utilization in Ondo State Public Junior Secondary Schools (JSS) in Nigeria with particular reference to Ondo State from 2006/07 to 2009/2010 academic session with a view to appraising whether all these secondary... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Teachers and Students’ Academic Performance in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Implications for Planning

This paper examined the number of qualified teachers and its relationship to students' academic performance in public secondary schools in a sample of Local Government Areas (LGA) of Osun State. This descriptive study used a post-hoc dataset. An... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Teacher Training Quality and Effectiveness in the Context of Basic Education: an Examination of Primary Education Studies (PES) Programme in Two Colleges of Education in Nigeria

The need to ensure quality teachers that will implement basic education motivated this study. Teacher education in Nigeria is aimed at providing trainees with intellectual and professional background adequate for their assignment and to make them... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Teacher Education Curriculum in Nigeria in the Perspective of Lifelong Education

Authors Osuji, S.N.

Teacher education, both pre- and in-service programmes, are offered in the country by different teacher education institutions as declared in the National Policy on Education. However, although commendable efforts have been made, yet much needs... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Quality of Teachers and Students Performance: Evidence from Schools in Ibadan Metropolis in Nigeria

The dramatic effects that teachers have on students’ achievement are largely undisputed. Empirically, a number of studies have shown that the quality of teachers is strongly related to students’ performance. This study presents evidence on this... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Quality Assurance and Effectiveness of Lagos State Junior Secondary Schools

The study examined the effect of Quality Assurance on the Effectiveness of Lagos State Junior Secondary Schools. The factors of effectiveness that were considered included teachers’ input, school leadership and learning environment. A stratified... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Wellness Attitudes of Secondary School Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria

This paper examines the wellness attitudes of Secondary School Teachers in Cross River State, Nigeria. A descriptive survey research was adopted. 480 secondary school teachers were selected from both Public and Private Schools in Cross River... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

An Analysis of Teachers’ Utilization in Urban and Rural Secondary Schools in Mid-Western States of Nigeria

Authors Ibadin, V.O.

The study was designed to investigate if teachers in urban and rural secondary schools in Mid-Western States of Nigeria, were under utilized or over utilized. It also sought to ascertain if urban secondary school teachers were more utilized than... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Incentive Strategies for Retaining Competent Teachers in Nigerian Schools

The recently formulated National Teacher Education Policy has as one of its eight principles, the need to provide adequate incentives to attract competent people into the teaching profession. An in-depth understanding of what makes Nigerian... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Demand, Supply and Utilization of Secondary School Teachers in Kabba/Bunu District of Kogi State, Nigeria

Authors Kayode, J.David

This study examined the demand, supply and utilization of secondary school teachers in Kabba/Bunu Local Government Area, Kogi State. Ten secondary schools were selected from the Local Government (comprising of three schools in urban areas and... More