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Quality Assurance Practices and Students’ Performance Evaluation in Universities of South South Nigeria: A Structural Equation Modelling Approach (Published)

This study assessed quality assurance practices and students’ performance evaluation in universities of South-South Nigeria using an SEM approach. Three null hypotheses guided the study. Based on factorial research design, and using a stratified random sampling technique, a sample of 878 academic staff were drawn from a sampling frame of 15 universities in South-South Nigeria. Quality Assurance Practices Students’ Performance Evaluation Scale (QAPSPES) with split-half reliability estimates ranging from .86–.92, was used as the instruments for data collection. Multiple regression and Confirmatory Factor Analyses (CFA) were used for the analysis of data, model building, and testing of the hypotheses at .05 alpha level. Findings showed a significant composite and relative influence (F=48.19, P<.05) of school management, staff, and students’ quality assurance practices on students’ performance evaluation. The results also indicated that there were positive and significant covariances between the four variables of this study, with the CFI, RMSEA, TLI, and SRMR values indicating a good model fit. It was recommended, based on the findings of this study that, each school should organize quality assurance orientation campaigns for new students and set up quality assurance committees at the school, faculty and departmental levels for optimal performance in schools.

Keywords: CFA, Evaluation, Performance Evaluation, Quality Assurance, SEM, South-south Nigeria., Students performance

The Use of CSCL Environment to Promote Students’ Achievement and Skills in Handmade Embroidery (Published)

The study aimed to investigate the effect of using computer- supported collaborative learning environment in promoting students’ achievement and skills in Handmade Embroidery.  To achieve this aim, an achievement test and an observation card for students’ performance in embroidery were developed. Basic Support for Cooperative work (BSCW) was also used to support collaborative work via Internet.  Furthermore, the study adopted the experimental approach to determine the relationship between the independent variable, which was (CSCL), and the dependent variables represented in academic achievement and skill performance. The study was carried out on (50) female students from the fourth level of Home Economics department at the college of education.   Participants were distributed into two equal groups of (25) students in each.  The experimental group was taught through CSCL while the control group studied through the traditional ways of teaching. The study concluded that CSCL environment was more effective than the traditional ways of teaching in promoting students’ achievement and skills in handmade embroidery.

Keywords: Academic Achievement, CSCL environment, Computer-supported collaborative learning, Handmade Embroidery, Students performance

The Use of CSCL Environment to Promote Students’ Achievement and Skills in Handmade Embroidery (Published)

The study aimed to investigate the effect of using computer- supported collaborative learning environment in promoting students’ achievement and skills in Handmade Embroidery.  To achieve this aim, an achievement test and an observation card for students’ performance in embroidery were developed. Basic Support for Cooperative work (BSCW) was also used to support collaborative work via Internet.  Furthermore, the study adopted the experimental approach to determine the relationship between the independent variable, which was (CSCL), and the dependent variables represented in academic achievement and skill performance. The study was carried out on (50) female students from the fourth level of Home Economics department at the college of education.   Participants were distributed into two equal groups of (25) students in each.  The experimental group was taught through CSCL while the control group studied through the traditional ways of teaching. The study concluded that CSCL environment was more effective than the traditional ways of teaching in promoting students’ achievement and skills in handmade embroidery.

Keywords: Academic Achievement, CSCL environment, Computer-supported collaborative learning, Handmade Embroidery, Students performance

Problematic Co-Existence of English Language and Nigerian Pidgin (Published)

The English language is the language of formal education in Nigeria. For some time now, students’ performance in the language at public examinations has been very unsatisfactory to the stakeholders in education. A linguistic problem is one crucial contributing factor. The research methodology combines two data gathering instruments: the questionnaire and examination of respondents’ written essay. The paper discovers that Nigerian pidgin is a linguistic force to reckon with as its co-existence with the all important English language requires a clinical attention by all: especially; the government, curriculum developers and teachers. Those who formulate policy on education would need to plan for the Nigerian pidgin, not only in order to arrest the ever sliding performance of students in English language, but also to improve it.

Keywords: English Language, Formal education, Nigerian pidgin, Students performance, co-existence, linguistic problem

EFFECTS OF STUDENT’S ATTENDANCE ON ACCOUNTING STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE (Published)

Several factors may affect students’ academic performance at universities. The study aims to find out whether student’s attendances have an impact on their academic performance in accounting courses. To accomplish this, a questionnaire was distributed among one hundred Accounting and finance students at Ahlia University. The analyzed data showed a significantly important result which state that if the students are committed in attending their lectures that will improve student’s performance. Results further reveal the effective role of instructor in attracting students to attend lectures by presenting the accounting course material in attractive and interested way. Implying strict attendance policies have a counterproductive result where making class attendance mandatory may cause negative effect by students who shows up in class just to avoid the punishment as they may distract the others. To have distinct students that are able to lead the kingdom towards a bright future, we must examine all aspects that contribute to establishing refined students and raise their level of performance. The finding of this study can contribute in enhancing the performance of accounting students.

Keywords: Accounting Education, Attendance, Students performance, importance of attending

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND ACCOUNTING EDUCATION (Published)

Coinciding with the globalization the importance of the English language has increased, a question came up regarding the accounting explanation language and doesit affect thestudent’s understandability. So, in order to improve the accounting students performance and understandability of the accounting courses, this research have been done on 100 accounting and finance students at Ahila University to measure the effect of studying in native or non-native languages on student’s performance and how that will affect the student’s understanding of the accounting courses. The research found that Accounting students understand better when they were taught by their native language and that will improve their grades. In addition, the study find that the Level of student’s English language proficiency affect their performance in Accounting courses as long as all accounting courses are English books. Improving accounting students has been an important issue and to improve their understandability the result of this study should be taken into consideration. As instructors should explain the accounting course materials by student’s native language to have a better and more educated accountants to be able to understand accounting concepts better and meet the labor market requirements

Keywords: Accounting Education, English Language, Students performance

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS (Published)

The present study was conducted at Lucknow District in Uttar Pradesh. The purpose of this study is to document how being perform in extra-curricular activities can influence development in academics, social skills, and high school completion. In this paper we study the possible influence of extracurricular activities on student’s performance of eighth-and ninth graders. 120 students of age group between 13 to 16 years comprised the sample of the study. Self made questionnaire for school students were administered. Data was analyzed in term of percentage and t-test analysis. The statistical analysis revealed that all the 6 types of extracurricular activities, viz. Yoga, Horse riding, Sport activities, Dance, Music and Indoor and outdoor activities together showed significant role in some extracurricular activities and Student’s performance of Government and Private School. Students who participate in extracurricular activities generally benefit from the many opportunities afforded them. Benefits of participating in extracurricular activities included having better grades, having higher standardized test scores and higher educational attainment, attending school more regularly, and having higher a higher self concept. Those who participate in out-of-school activities often have higher grade point averages, a decrease in absenteeism, and an increased connectedness to the school. Finally, we discuss the possible influence of extracurricular activities on student’s performance and whether such participation is advisable.

Keywords: Government school, Lucknowdistrict, Private school, Secondary School, Students performance, extracurricular activities

CLASSROOM SOCIAL CLIMATE: ENHANCING TEACHING STRATEGY IN BUSINESS STUDIES (Published)

The purpose of this study was to investigate classroom climate as enhancing teaching strategy in junior secondary schools business studies. There is no gain-saying the fact that a positive stimulating learning environment is one of the determinants of students performance in schools subjects in which business studies is one. Two research questions were raised to guide the study and two hypotheses were also formulated. A quasi-experimental research designed was employed and eighty (80) respondents were selected from three schools representing the entire population of one thousand, eight hundred and sixty five (1,865) students offering business studies in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State to form the sample using purposive random sampling technique. T- Test of significance was used to analyze the data generated from the experiment. The study revealed a positive outcome that there is a significance difference in the performance of students in an interactive, participatory and classroom social climate and those in the docile, passive and conventional classroom environment. It is however recommended among other things that group work instructional strategy and Peer interaction should be encouraged or even form part of the curriculum of business related subjects at the junior secondary school level of education.

Keywords: Learning Environment, Students performance, classroom climate, teaching strategy

SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION ON SOME DETERMINANTS OF STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES (Published)

The focus of this study was on secondary school teachers’ perception on some determinants of students’performance in Social studies. Three research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated by the researchers that guided the study. The design of this study was descriptive survey research design aimed at eliciting information from the respondents on factors that determine students performance in secondary schools and the population of the study comprised 115 secondary school teachers teach Social studies in Abakaliki education zone. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire and data were analzed using mean and standard deviation for all reseach questions and t-test statistical tool was used for testing the null hypotheses. The findings of the study revealed that government related factors, teachers’ related factors and students’ factors are some determinants of students’ performance in Social studies. The researchers reommended based on the findings that only competent and qualified Social studies teachers should be employ to teach the subject in secondary schools

Keywords: Perception, Secondary School Teachers’, Social Studies, Students performance

TRENDS ANALYSES OF STUDENTS’ MATHEMATICS PERFORMANCE IN WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SECONDARY CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION FROM 2004 TO 2013: IMPLICATION FOR NIGERIA’S VISION 20:2020 (Published)

This study analyzed trends of Students’ mathematics performance in May/June West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in Nasarawa State, Nigeria from 2004 to 2013. The main objectives were to investigate the pattern of students’ performance for ten (10) years (2004 to 2013) in Nasarawa State, and to infer the implication of the observed and predicted mathematics performance on Nigeria’s vision of 20:2020. The study used secondary data. The WASSCE mathematics results of 302, 225 Students who sat for May/June WASSCE from 2004-2013 were collected from the Education Resource Centre, Ministry of Education Lafia and used for the study. The study mainly employed AutoRegressive (AR) time series analysis. The study revealed that: (i) performance pattern was unstable over time, (ii) the observed and predicted performance rates indicated that less than 50% of the candidates passed at credit level over the reviewed period. The study discovered that mathematics performance in Nasarawa State has been persistently poor over the years reviewed similar to what has been reported for the whole nation and could continue from 2014 to 2020 based on the forecast. It further observed that the Nigeria vision 20:2020 might not be realized as planned unless urgent steps are taken to improve performance in mathematics. This is because mathematics serves critical role in the development of human capital in Science, Technology, Engineering and other key sectors of the economy. Based on the findings, the study recommended among others, that policy makers should review the existing mathematics curriculum and enforce its implementation.

Keywords: Autoregressive, Mathematics, Nigeria Vision 20:2020., Students performance, Trends