Characteristics of English Teachers as Motivative Factor on Reading Performance among Private and Public Secondary Schools in Kano Metropolise (Published)
This study examined the relationship among English Teachers’ academic qualification. Professional qualification, their content knowledge and work value. English Teachers’ attendance and job satisfaction on academic performance of secondary school students in private and public secondary schools in Kano metropolis. The study adopted a descriptive research design of correlation type. The secondary school English Teachers in private and public secondary schools in Kano metropolis were selected using multi-stage sampling technique and 342 teachers were selected at random using balloting for the study. Out of 2456 teachers teaching in the Kano metropolis. Questionnaire termed English Teachers’ Characteristics on Reading Performance Questionnaire (ETCRPQ). Two research questions and hypotheses were answered in the study. Based on the results of this study, the following findings were arrived at; English Teachers’ variables in general influence student’s reading performance in a number of ways in private and public schools. Based on the findings of study the following recommendations are proposed to relevant educational authorities and other stakeholders in education: English Teachers variables should be considered in the recruitment of staff in the senior secondary schools. The ministry of Education should organize regular professional development programmes for English Teachers.
Students’ Characteristics and Information Resources Utilization in the University of Uyo Library (Published)
This study examined students’ characteristics and information resources utilization in the University of Uyo library. To carry out the study, two specific objectives were formulated from which two research questions and two hypotheses were drawn. Out of the population of 9694 registered undergraduate students in the University of Uyo library for 2013/2014 academic session, the sample size of 484 registered undergraduate students were purposively sampled for the study. Data were collected for the study through the administration of 25 – item questionnaire tagged “Students’ Characteristics and Information Resources Utilization Questionnaire” (SCIRUQ). The data obtained were analyzed using mean score, standard deviation and Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMC). The findings showed that there is significant relationship between age and students’ utilization of University of Uyo library information resources. It also showed that there is significant relationship between gender and students’ utilization of University of Uyo library information resources, The study concluded that though students of all ages and gender utilize the information resources in the library. One of the recommendations was that University libraries need to adopt the computerized methods to access and utilize information resources in the library.
The Legal Nature of the Marriage Contract (Published)
This paper provides an analysis of the concept of a marriage contract, its characteristics, the difference between the civil code contracts and the terms of validity. Albanian civil code provides the marriage contract, which is a very important step in family relations, especially in the relationship between spouses, given the social position of women, but these changes did not find a suitable ground due to the patriarchal mentality of albanian society, which brought its implementation in rare cases in the field of family relations. Nowadays, spouses have the opportunity not only to contract on the property regime to which they will be subjected, but also beyond. The marriage contract is not limited to the determination of rights and obligations. It has the main purpose of fixing the wealth status of the family to be established, in terms of wealth rather than administration, determining the fate of most of the legal acts that spouses will do with third parties during their common life. Therefore, it can be considered as the “statute” of the family. The marriage contract represents the general rule in terms of regulating the property regime between the spouses. In the case when the latter have not signed a marriage contract, or it is invalid or related only to a part of the property, they will be subject to the property regime of the legal community.