Influence of Infrastructural Support Services Management and Secondary Schools Goal Attainment in Calabar Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. (Published)
The study aimed at examining the influence of infrastructural support services management and secondary schools goal attainment in Calabar education zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. To achieve the aim of this study, two research questions were raised and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Correlational research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consists 81 principals in public secondary school in Calabar educational zone of Cross River State. The sampling technique adopted for this study was census method. This was adopted for the study because the population is relatively small and manageable by the researcher. The instrument used for the data collection was questionnaire titled: Infrastructural Support Services Management and Secondary Schools Goal Attainment Questionnaire (ISSMSSGQ) was developed by the researchers and was validated by three experts in Institute of Education, administration in higher education, Department of Educational Management, and measurement and evaluation in the Department of Educational Foundations in Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar. Data collected were subjected to statistical analysis using Pearson Moment Product Correlation Coefficient (r) of statistical package for social science (SPSS) version 25. The result revealed that there is a significant relationship between management of physical facilities, management of ICT facilities and attainment of secondary school goals in Cross River State of Nigeria. It was recommended among others that Principals should ensure proper management of school physical facilities to facilitate effective achievement of secondary school goals attainment.
Developing a Sustainable Agricultural, Industrial, Infrastructural Thriving Nigeria: A Logic Model Approach for Development (Published)
Nigeria is currently the largest economy in Africa with a per capita GDP that ranks 121st in the world. The impact of this sudden change on the different sectors of the Nigerian economy needs to be well understood for the benefit of sectorial sustainability. Drawing on a review of developmental policies and programmes since post-independence era, the programme logic model is accepted as a framework for addressing the research aim, which is to develop a framework for the developmental future of Nigeria. A 6-way heuristic evaluation is carried out based on problems/issues, stakeholders’ needs/assets, desired results, influential factors, strategies, and assumptions. This approach provides a schematic play-out of the feasibility of the evaluated programmes. Analysis shows that, while there has been policy mismatch and poor implementation of programmes by governments, the various proposed programmes were well intended towards developing a thriving Nigeria. The suggested short-term strategy is to incentivise cash crops farming. In the medium-term, the strategy should be aimed at hastening the implementation of the infrastructure master plan and public-private partnerships with successful short-term stakeholders. For the long-term, the prescribed strategies for achieving the technology development are core implementation of science and technology policies and adequate innovation and management of technologies. The implication, therefore, is that there is urgent need to encourage ‘productive’ infrastructural development, which will jump start a knowledge based economy in the medium-term, and a serviced based economy in the long-term.