Assessment of the Utilization of Modern Technology in the Management of Tertiary Institutions in Bayelsa State (Education Lecturers Perspective) (Published)
The study examined the extent to which modern technology is utilized in managing tertiary institutions in Bayelsa State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. Three research questions were raised to guide the study. The population of the study was all lecturers of the Faculty of Education in tertiary institutions in Bayelsa State. A sample of 30 lecturers drawn from the 6 departments in the faculty was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire styled as utilization of Modern Technologies Questionnaire developed by the researcher and validated by experts. The reliability analysis was done using Pearson Product Moment Correlation, which yielded a value of 0.72. The research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation. The findings revealed that the extent of utilization of modern technologies in the management of tertiary institutions was low. It was recommended that adequate and regular funding should be provided for tertiary institutions to utilize modern technologies for effective service delivery.
Perceived Effect of Use of Information and Communication Technology Tools for Instructional Delivery in Tertiary Institution in Nigeria. (Published)
One of UNESCO’s overriding aim is to ensure that all tertiary institutions both colleges of education/polytechnics, and universities have access to the best of educational facilities necessary to prepare young people to play full roles in modern society and to contribute to a knowledge nation. They maintain a capacity to advise national government on the use of technology in schools and in particular on the use of institutional delivery tools. It defines ICTS, classified four basic institutional uses of such as retrieval of new knowledge and integration of evolving technologies for the management of teaching and learning. Moue so, e-learning, blended learning, open and distance learning, learner centered environment, Title conference, telecollobration as well as to improve quality of education were highlighted challenges confronting institutional delivery were examined. Recommendations were made which include the parliamentarian should pass a bill on stabilizing the price of educational tools in the markets to make it affordable for students to acquire at a reduced rate. Also conferences, workshops and symposium should be organized to train people and enlighten them on the need for instructional delivery in schools.
School Culture: Implication to Academic Performance of the Students in Tertiary Institutions, Nigeria (Published)
This paper examines school subculture; implication to the academic performance of the students in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. However, many students are ignorance of join the negative subculture .Yet, there is no ways for them to come out from deadly subculture, because they have made vowed that they should stay with their members forever. Similarly, the cause’s negative subculture were thoroughly examined and also the effects are critical discussed while implication of negative subculture were well explained. Indeed, many students in tertiary institutions were the victims of deadly bad groups in Nigeria tertiary institutions.
The Effects of Cohabitation on Academic Performance of the Students in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (Published)
This paper examines the effects of Cohabitation on Academic Performance of the students in higher institution in Nigeria. However, it also determined the major types of cohabitation which existed many years in higher institutions such as Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and Universities. It also explained the effects of Cohabitation on the Students’ Academic Achievement in higher institutions in Nigeria where the students practice it among their partners. Similarly, it is critically examined the common reasons why the students cohabitating on campuses. Yet, it emphasized the implication of cohabitation on the students’ academic performance in tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Utilization of Adult Education Strategies in handling situational crisis in Nigerian Tertiary Institutions. (Published)
Situational crisis is becoming rampant in our tertiary institutions. The frequency of its occurrence signals the need for proactive plans and strategies to curb and diffuse the perceived effects of crisis in tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The process requires the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values and attitudes needed to bring about behavioral changes that will enable children, youth and adults to prevent conflict and crisis, and peacefully resolve same at event of its occurrence, through the creation of conducive atmosphere of peace, at all levels of relationship (interpersonal intrapersonal, intergroup within the system. The paper is focused on providing alternative approach in the handling of crises in Nigerian tertiary institutions so as to avert the irreparable damages that could result from crises. The concept of conflict/crisis were discussed, and causes identified. Adult education strategies such as conscientization, dialogue and peace education were proffered to curb crises in the system. The study also outlined other ways forward which if followed will address the problem of conflicts/crises in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
This research is focused on the influence of western films on youths dressing pattern in Taraba State University, Jalingo. The study postulated that it is possible for youths to be dissuaded from indecent dressing projected by western films. The survey design was used to gather the data for the study in which 220 questionnaires were administered among students of Taraba State University, Jalingo and 200 was retrieved and used for the analysis. Findings showed that hip hop/hippies, corporate/cocktail and make up/hairstyle are the most imitated forms/styles of dressings by youths in American films and that such forms of dressing to a large extent influences youths choice of dressing. Some of the recommendations proffered for reversing the trend are: proper parenting and counseling, uncompromising religious teaching and establishment of dress code by tertiary institutions.
The aim of this study was to identify the domestic and academic challenges that confront married women in tertiary institutions. A qualitative approach was adopted for this study. The purposive sampling technique was used to select 30 respondents from a group of married women in the University. It was observed that difficulty in caring for their family members at home due to school activities was their major domestic challenge and loaded academic work that had to be accomplished within a short time frame was their major academic challenge. The causes of these challenges were identified as financial constraints and the performance of their marital responsibilities at home as married women. The respondents expressed that these challenges led to low concentration during lectures and low academic performance. They suggested that minimizing the pressure from their households and reducing the number of programs that had to be covered at the University can help them cope with the situation.
PROMOTING LEARNER AUTONOMY AMONG TERTIARY INSTITUTION STUDENTS FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS (Published)
It is generally believed among educationists that learning obtained by self through activity-oriented teaching-learning strategy is quite effective and retentive. Hence this paper calls for promotion of learner autonomy in teaching-learning process among students in tertiary institutions. The strategies for creating learner autonomy elucidated in this paper include: giving students learning materials with instructional objectives prior to teaching; peer teaching; cooperative and competitive learning; teacher, taking a complete facilitator’s role; involving students in making choices about learning process; giving individual and group projects to students; and use of self-assessment procedure.