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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

Journal Article Year of Publication 2007

Visually Impaired Education: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Authors Adebiyi, B.A.

The actual formal education of the visually impaired persons started in Nigeria in the 40s by the Sudan Interior Mission, that was a century after their sighted counterparts had embraced Western Education. The main aim of the Missionaries was to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Educating Students with Disabilities in Nigeria: Some Challenges and Policy Implications

The Nigerian society, like every other one, is composed of individuals with and without one form of disabilities or the other. Those with disabilities deviate from average physical, socio- psychological and mental behaviours to such extent that... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 1991

Foundations of Physical and Health Education Research in Nigeria

Authors Emiola, L.

A review of the research activities of Nigerian physical and health educators showed that serious research work did not start in physical and health education in Nigeria until the late sixties and early seventies. Most of the early research work... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2008

Impact of Decentralization and Privatization on the Quality of Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: the Nigerian Experience

The paper examined the impact of decentralization and privatization on the quality of education in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), with specific reference to Nigeria. The authors traced the antecedents of the evolution of educational policies in SSA,... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Government and Private Efforts in the Provision of Secondary Education in Ogun State, Nigeria: an Appraisal

Authors Aderogba, K.A.

Pre-independence, it was predominantly missionaries that were providing formal educational services. Immediately after and before 1975 it was mostly by governments. Contributions of missionaries and private individuals were very minimal. Services... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Sustenance of Education Sector Reforms in Nigeria through Adequate Participation by All Stake Holders

This study assessed the views of stakeholders on sustenance of education sector reforms in Nigeria. A structured and validated questionnaire was used to collect data from 160 subjects randomly drawn from primary, secondary, and tertiary... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Private Sector Participation in Secondary Education in Nigeria: Implications for National Development

The study examines private sector participation in secondary education in Nigeria and its implications for national development. The population consisted all the providers and recipients of private secondary education in the Federal Capital... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Parents’ Preference for Private Secondary Schools in Nigeria

The study examined the phenomenon of parental preference for private secondary schools in Nigeria. The population consisted all the parents and guardians of children in private secondary schools. Purposive random sampling was used to select 750... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Perception of Mentorship by Graduate and Non-Graduate Primary and Pre-Primary School Teachers in Rivers State, Nigeria

The study was carried out to determine the level of implementation of teacher mentorship and differences in the perception of the graduate and non-graduate teachers towards mentorship progammes . The study whose population was 8577 teachers... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 1995

Home and Daycare Centre Activities of Children in Kwara State of Nigeria

Authors AWOYEMI, M.O.

One of the major educational concern in recent years has been that of bridging the gap between family and school activities of the child. This study compared the home and school activities of 140 children, aged between 12 and 15 months, so as to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

The Acquisition of Bilingual Literacy Skills by Children in Nursery Schools in an ESL Context, Nigeria

This study describes the orientations and responses of three major participants in the education system, viz. headteachers, teachers and pupils to the roles assigned to the mother tongue (in this context, Yoruba) and English in nursery education... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

The Effect of Early Childhood Education Experience on the Academic Performances of Primary School Children

Authors Osakwe, R.N.

The study identified the effect of early childhood education experience on the academic performance of primary school children. The research instrument used was the school continuous assessment records. Three hypotheses were formulated and tested... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Child Labour Dynamics and Implications for Sustainable Development in Nigeria

The prevalent of child laborers in Nigerian urban centers has remained a very intractable problem. Over the years, this phenomenon has changed both in form and characterization covering a wide range of work activities, such as domestic service,... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Investigating the Effects of Methods with Linguistic Packages on Secondary School Students’ Achievement and Attitudes in Expression in Essay Writing in Nigeria

This study investigated the effects of reading-writing, discussion and lecture methods combined with packages of linguistic inputs on secondary school students’ academic achievements and attitudes in essay writing. Three research questions were... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2012

The Place of Fulfulde in Nomadic Education in Nigeria

Authors Iliyasu, U.B.

The aim of this paper is to discuss the place of the Fulfulde language in nomadic education. Much has been said abut the positive effects of teaching students most especially at primary school levels in their mother tongues, but very little has... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 1998

The Effect of Exposure to English Language Activities outside the Classroom on Written English: a Study of Selected Secondary Schools in Ilorin

Authors Ajileye, S.S.

The study investigated the effect of English language use outside the classroom on written English of one hundred (100) form three students randomly selected from four secondary schools in Ilorin. Instruments used were a questionnaire, an... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2012

Relative Effectiveness of Classroom in Interaction Techniques on Students' Participation in Rivers State, Nigeria

This study sought to identify the relative effectiveness of classroom interaction techniques on students’ participation in Government classrooms using three classroom interaction techniques. All senior secondary schools in Port Harcourt Local... More

Conference Paper Year of Publication 2005

National and Official Languages in Nigeria: Reflections on Linguistic Interference and the Impact of Language Policy and Politics on Minority Languages

Authors Aito, E.

Known for its “extreme linguistic diversity” (Elugbe 1994), Nigeria is home to languages numbering about 400. Although its land mass is less than 7 per cent of the total area of the African continent, most scholars concur that about 20 per cent... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2004

Language of Instruction Policy and Practice in Africa

Authors Bamgbose, A.
Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Towards Selection of Instructional Media for Effective Teaching and Learning of English as a Second Language in Secondary Schools

Authors Alobo, J.O.

Based on the behavioural motivation theory of learning, the author of this paper describes the effect of the apt selection and use of instructional media on the teaching and learning of English as a second language in secondary schools. Two sets... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

A Framework for the Evaluation of the English as a Second Language Programme in Nigeria

Authors Babatunde, S.

This study attempts to provide a framework to facilitate and enforce the process of learning the English language in Nigeria. The framework adapts the CIPP model of curriculum evaluation to provide a foundation for the specification of the total... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

The Influence of Process Approach on English as Second Language Students’ Performances in Essay Writing

This study examined the influence of Process Approach on English as second language Students’ performances in essay writing. The purpose was to determine how far this current global approach could be of assistance to the writing skill development... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

A Study on Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Contraception among Secondary School Students in Ekpoma, Nigeria

Background: Adolescent sexual activity, early pregnancy, induced abortion and increased HIV/AIDS infection have become a major concern in Nigeria. Teenage pregnancy is a risk factor for disruption of education, future unemployment and poor mental... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

The English Language and Education in Nigeria

Authors Udofot, I.

In this paper, the author examines the place of English in Nigeria vis-à-vis the National Policy on Education. She observes that despite arguments to the contrary, English has been given a pride of place in the Nigerian educational system; it is... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2006

The Nigerian Educational System and Returns to Education

While each tier of education has at various times been the concurrent (joint) responsibility of both Federal and state governments, the former has historically been much more involved at the post secondary level. The shares of Federal Government... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Women, Education and Work in Nigeria

Authors Anugwom, E.E.

This paper examines the implication of the growing educational opportunities for women in Nigeria. Although bias has existed from the traditional Nigerian society against women, recent events especially in education reveal a conquering of this... More

Book Year of Publication 2002

Private Wage Returns to Schooling in Nigeria: 1996-1999

In the last two decades, primary and secondary school enrollment rates have declined in Nigeria while enrollment rates in post-secondary school have increased. This paper estimates from the General Household Survey for Nigeria the private returns... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Promoting Students’ Participation: Communicative Functions of Repair in a Nigerian Computer Science Classroom

This study investigated the influence of repair on Nigerian students’ participation in a computer science classroom discourse. The sample involved a male teacher in a public secondary school teaching computer studies to 45 students. Data were... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2012

Re-Engineering Mother Tongue Education in Africa in the ICT Era: Issues and Challenges

The UNESCO (1953) Report has amply demonstrated the primacy of mother-tongue as the most effective and affective medium of instruction in the education process. However, the gains of mother-tongue education, especially in Africa, are fast... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2011

Influence of Social Background on Motivation in Second Language Learning: the Case Study of Two Secondary Schools in Port Harcourt Municipality, Nigeria

This study aimed at examining the influence of social background on motivation in second language learning with special focus on two secondary schools, Akpor Grammar School and the University of Port Harcourt Demonstration Secondary School both... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Historical Analysis of Educational Policy Formulation in Nigeria: Implications for Educational Planning and Policy

Authors Fabunmi, M.

This paper attempts a trend analysis of educational policy formulation in Nigeria and also examines the implication of Nigeria’s experience on both educational planning and policy making in the country. It traces the formulation of educational... More

Report Year of Publication 2011

The Challenges Affecting the Implementation of Universal Basic Education in some Selected Primary Schools in Nigeria

Authors Adunola, O.

This study focuses on the challenges affecting the implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Nigeria using Ijebu-Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State as a case study. This study identifies the major challenges that stand as a... More

Book Year of Publication 2012

Roles of Code Switching in Multilingual Public Primary Schools in Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Authors Olusegun, J.

The study investigated roles of code switching in mult ilingual public primary schools in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It also determined the effects of the languages used on teaching and learning mathematics with a view to presenting code-switching as a... More

Book Year of Publication 2001

The School Health Programme : the Situational Revisit

School health programme refers to all the maintenance and improvement of the health of the school population,school children and staff.consists of three main areas namely :school health services, school health instruction and healthful school... More

Miscellaneous Year of Publication 2007

Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Challenges and Prospects

The fundamental principle of 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 years education) was to... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Challenges and the Way Forward

Education defined as permanent change in behavior as a result of learning, consists of all efforts (conscious or incidental) made by a society to accomplish set objectives, which are considered to be desirable in terms of the individual as well... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2010

Mother Tongue as Default Language of Instruction in Lower Primary Science Classes: Tension between Policy Prescription and Practice in Nigeria

The forecast for the first quarter of this century is that the issue of teaching science in the language to which the learner is most familiar will receive more attention in our quest to win more students for science. Over two-thirds of countries... More

Report Year of Publication 2007

Education Public Expenditure Review

This report provides a detailed review of public expenditure on education in Kano State. The focus is on education and training provision that is funded by state and local governments as well as households and other private sector contributions.... More

Journal Article Year of Publication 2009

The Role of Nigerian Teachers and Parents: A Pre-Requisite for Efficient and Dynamic Curriculum Development

The non-challant attitudes of the Nigerian teachers and parents to the challenges of curriculum development and educational achievement have created a great gap between the school-teaching-learning programme and the achievement of educational... More