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Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

An Examination of Types and Usefulness of Analogies Generated by Upper Primary School Students – a Case Study

The nature, type and usefulness of analogies generated by upper primary school students are discussed herein. This work looks at the range of analogies upper primary school students generate and how they use them to develop conceptual... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Comparative Analysis of Nigerian Educational System

Authors Okoro, N.P.

Education can be effective when it relates to the past, present and future of the society. It has to bear practical relevance to the socio-cultural background of the people. Therefore, the philosophy and sociology of the community or nation must... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Private Ownership and Educational Management in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges

Management and administration of education in Nigeria by law is vested under the stable of the three tiers of government namely, federal, state and local governments on the concurrent list. Under both federal and state governments, respective... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Teachers and Teacher Education in the 21st Century-The Challenges

Several centuries ago no society had an institution that prepared teachers to teach. There were no formal schools either. As awareness grew schools were built for the training of teachers. Today, several institutions train and award certificates... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

The Medium of Instruction Controversy: Language Utility or Inefficiency?

Authors BODUNDE, H.A.

The choice of a medium of instruction, an aspect of status planning, is a sensitive, political and social matter in a multilingual setting. This paper explores the controversy about medium of instruction. A survey of attitude towards medium of... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

A Study of the Language Learner Strategies Adopted by Nigerian Students

Authors Ariyo, K.S.

Nigerian students learn and eventually use English as a Second Language (ESL) having acquired at least one of the numerous Nigerian languages as mother tongue (L1). Consequently, learning English in such an ESL environment must take into... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2011

Proposed Curriculum Innovation for the Nigerian Teacher Education Programmes to Meet the Globalization Challenges

The importance of quality teacher education has been recognized both in developed and developing countries of the world. All the editions of the Nigerian National Policy on Education (NPE) have affirmed that no education can rise above the... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

Relationships of Emotional Intelligence and Self- Efficiary to Work Attitudes among Secondary School Teachers in Southwestern Nigeria

Authors Salami, S.O.

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships of emotional intelligence and self-efficacy to work attitudes of secondary school teachers in southwestern Nigeria. The sample consists of 475 secondary school teachers (males = 230,... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2003

Analysis of the Variables That Predispose Adolescents to Dropout of Schools

The study investigated the variables that predispose adolescents to drop out of school. The sample for the study was made up of 350 participants drawn from the adolescent school dropouts in Edo Central Senatorial District of Edo State of Nigeria... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

It is Still “Double Take”: Mother Tongue Education and Bilingual Classroom Practice in Nigeria

Authors Salami, O.

In this article, I explore language practices in Nigerian primary school classrooms against the backdrop of the policy of mother tongue education. Findings from the study show that there is a classroom bilingual practice that is rather... More

Report Year of Publication 2011

ESSPIN Household Survey on Private Education in Lagos

Authors Härmä, J.

This report presents the findings of a household survey investigating parental school choice – examining why parents choose private schools in two low‐income neighbourhoods in Lagos, one somewhat better off than the other. Parental perceptions of... More

Report Year of Publication 2011

Results of the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) in Hausa

This report presents the results of an Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) administered in Hausa to primary grade 3 students in Bauchi and Sokoto states in Northern Nigeria. The data collection was conducted in February and March 2011 as part... More

Report Year of Publication 2006

Forum on Flexible Education: Reaching Nomadic Populations in Africa

Authors Kenya, G.
The Forum was held in Garissa, Kenya, from 20-23 June 2006. It was hosted by the Kenyan Ministry of Education and UNICEF, and funded by the Commonwealth of Learning and the Commonwealth Secretariat. The objectives of the Forum were to share... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2000

Researching Nomadic Education: A Nigerian Perspective

Authors Umar, A.; Tahir, G.

The emergence of nomadic education as an important sub-system of the formal educational system in many African countries is the direct consequence of the state's commitment to equalizing educational opportunities for all social groups... More

Report Year of Publication 2011

ESSPIN Study of Private Schools in Kwara State

Authors Härmä, J.
Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

Universal basic education in Nigeria: Matters arising

Authors Aluede, R.O.A.

Empirical studies based generally point to a robust, negative association between female education and fertility (see Schultz, 1994; Schultz, 1997; Ainsworth et al, 1996). Citing this evidence, policymakers have advocated educating girls and... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2002

Public Expenditures on Education in Nigeria: Issues, Estimates and Some Implications

Authors Hinchliffe, K.

For a variety of reasons, detailed knowledge of expenditures on education across all tiers of government and all levels of education in Nigeria has decreased over the past four decades.As a result, the information base is very weak for debates on... More

Report Year of Publication 2005

Nigeria Baseline Primary School Head Teacher and Teacher Survey

This report presents findings from the 2005 Nigeria Education Baseline Primary School Headmaster and Primary School Teacher Survey. The results of the survey serve as a baseline for the Community Participation for Action in the Social Sector... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2004

Attitudes of Student Teachers Towards Teaching in Mother Tongue in Nigerian Primary Schools: Implications for Planning

Authors Ejieh, M.U.C.

Following the results of the Ife Six-Year Primary Project designed to use an indigen- ous Nigerian language as a medium of instruction in primary schools, some sugges- tions have been made to introduce it in all Nigerian primary schools. This... More

Report Year of Publication 2009

School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) in Policy and Practice: Research Synthesis Report

The federal government of Nigeria has recently introduced School Based Management Committees (SBMCs) in every primary and Junior Secondary School in Nigeria. This reflects a trend in international development for devolved school management and... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

A Critique of the Blueprint on Education for the Gifted and Talented Persons in Nigeria

Authors Adelodun, G.A.

A blueprint is a springboard for achieving target goals in any given endeavor. In 1986, a blueprint was prepared by the National Planning Committee on Education for the Gifted and Talented Children in Nigeria. Any form of defect recorded while... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

Pre-Primary Education in Nigeria: Policy Implementation and Problems

Authors Ejieh, M.U.C.

Early childhood education is considered by many societies and individuals to be beneficial to young children for their educational development from school-entry age. This type of education was given official recognition by the Federal Government... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2005

Private and Public Schooling in Low-Income Areas of Lagos State, Nigeria: A Census and Comparative Survey

A census and survey of schools in selected poor areas of Lagos State explored the nature and extent of private education, and compared inputs to public and private schooling. Of all schools (71%) were found to be private, with more unregistered... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2004

An Analysis of Federal Government Expenditure in the Education Sector of Nigeria: Implications for National Development

Authors Douglason, G.O.

Government expenditure on education in Nigeria is categorized under the social and community services sector. The importance of education in national development cannot be overemphasized hence its cardinal position in various objectives of most... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Decolonising the English Language in Our Children’s Educational Development

Authors Ogunsiji, Y.

The human society is glued together by language. In fact, language is the only tool that makes the interaction and the togetherness of the homo sapien to be possible. Language is also the vehicle that we use to convey our culture and tradition.... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Nigerian School Children and Mathematics Phobia: How the Mathematics Teacher Can Help

This paper considered the importance of mathematics and why it is of utmost necessity that all Nigerian children acquire mathematical knowledge. It noted with dismay the general negative students’ attitude towards the subject and their consequent... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Challenges Associated with Teaching and Learning of English Grammar in Nigerian Secondary Schools.

Authors Akinbode, J.O.
This paper discussed the challenges which are assoc iated with the teaching and learning of English Grammar in Nigeria secondary schools. Grammar is the spinal cord of any language and the user’s mastery of it determines his competence and... More
Report Year of Publication 2007

Nigeria Reproductive Health, Child Health, and Education Household, School, and Health Facility

Authors Keating, J.
This executive summary reports on the findings from the 2007 Nigeria reproductive health, child health, and education household, school, and health facility midline surveys (three surveys in total). Additional results from the surveys are contained... More
Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Girl Child Education: Rising to the Challenge

Northern Nigeria‟s high gender inequity in education places the majority of young girls at a severe disadvantage. This cross-sectional study examined enrolment, dropout, and primary school completion rates in three communities in Kaduna State.... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2011

Effects of Over-Crowded Classrooms on Teacher-Student Interactions

Authors Ijaiya, Y.

The study was carried out to find out the most serious effects of overcrowded classroom on teacher-student interactions and the frequently used coping strategies adopted by the teachers Using Spearman's rho correlation coefficient, a weak... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Universal Pre-Primary Education: A Comparative Study

Pre-primary education has become popular strategy to protection drop-out from formal education of children all over the world. Early Childhood Development (ECD) and pre-primary education are widely recognized as having a significant impact on the... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Sexual Behaviour of in-School Adolescents in Ibadan, South-West Nigeria

This study was a crossectional survey conducted among 716 senior secondary school adolescents in Ibadan from March to August 2005. The result of 695 that was analyzed revealed that the mean age of 15±2.6years. 28.3% of the respondents had... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Knowledge of Secondary School Students in Ikenne Lga, Ogun State, Nigeria on Physical Activity as a Means of Health Promotion

Physical exercises (PE) are beneficial to the physical development and functioning of the human body, useful for the reduction of the risks of chronic disease conditions such as Cardio Vascular Diseases (CVDs), diabetes, hypertension, and obesity... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

Teacher Preparation and Availability for Achieving Basic Education in Ondo State, Nigeria

Authors T.O., A.

The study examined teacher preparation and availability for achieving basic education in Ondo State, Nigeria. As a descriptive survey, the study population comprised all the 1154 primary and 281 junior secondary schools in Ondo State, Nigeria.... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Sociolinguistics Inputs and English as Second Language Classrooms

Authors Onovughe, O.G.

Sociolinguistic inputs in language acquisition and use of English as Second Language in classrooms is the main focus of this study. A survey research design was adopted. The population consisted of all secondary school students in Akure Local... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2007

Intellectually Retarded Education in Nigeria: Past, Present, and Future

Authors Dada, O.

Historically, the persons with intellectual retardation have been neglected in most cultures. In our African culture for instance families were concerned about their image in the society. So, they manage to hide their retarded members in the home... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Education Reforms in Nigeria: Implications for the Girl-Child Participation in Sciences, Technology and Mathematics (Stm)

The disparity in the education of male and female youths is a national issue particularly in developing countries like Nigeria. The dominant of male gender in schools in general and in the study of certain school subjects or career in particular... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Learning and Teaching Styles in Language, Science and Technology Education in Nigeria.

Authors ,

The learning style preferences of Education students in 3 faculties were identified using the Index of Learning Styles questionnaire (Felder 2002). The study also includes an observation of teaching styles. Findings reveal that whilst learning... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Relationship between Universal Basic Education Training and Teachers’ Quality in Public Primary Schools in Nigeria

The study is a correlation study that unveiled the relationship between UBE training and teachers’ quality in , Nigerian Public primary schools using Kwara State as a case study. It was the State that championed education reform in the country.... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2013

Towards Innovative Techniques in the Appraisal of Secondary School Teachers for quality STM Education

Authors Offor, E.I.D.

Academic qualifications of teachers most times, do not directly equate to professional functioning in the classroom. This makes it imperative that teachers should be monitored through appraisal to maintain agreed standards. Where standards are... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2011

The Influence of Teachers' Attitute on Students' Learning of Mathematics in Nigerian Secondary Schools

Authors Odiri, O.

It is very clear that teachers' way of thinking and beliefs guide his/her behaviour in decision making both inside and outside the classroom. In order to carryout the teaching task effectively and efficiently teachers are guided by certain... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Resources for Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools in Ilesah Urban Areas of Oyo State, Nigeria

The purpose of this study is to determine the resources that are available for teaching reading in English Language in the Secondary Schools in Ilesha Urban area of Oyo State. Resources, as used in the study refer to teachers and Library... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Code Switching and its Implications for Teaching Mathematics in Primary Schools in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Authors Jegede, O.

The study investigated code-switching and its implications for teaching Mathematics in selected primary schools in Ile-Ife. The data for the study were obtained from five mathematics teachers and fifty pupils from five purposively selected... More