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- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Higher Education for National Development in Nigeria: Distance Education to the Rescue(University of Uyo: Forum of Educational Benchmarkers, 2017-10-14) Bakare, T.V.The paper examined the place of Distance Education (DE) as a method of Adult Education in Nigeria and its contribution to national development. It discussed DE practice and challenges in some African countries and related this to the Nigerian situation. It further noted the challenges of the national admission body into the regular tertiary institutions with reconciling the ratio of applicants to those admitted. However, DE, which is conventionally a form of Adult Education, is fast becoming a replacement for regular higher education in its conduct. The implication of this on Adult Education practice in Nigeria is that the changes in the demographics of participants in DE, along with other challenges, affects the essence of Adult Education provision, access and conduct. The paper analyzed the concept of DE and noted that it is currently used to replace, instead of support mainstream education in Nigeria thus eroding the more desirable non-formal approach. It agreed that DE can be used as a tool, per excellence, for human and national development, if practiced in its proper context, attracting the target candidates. Suggestions proffered for better conduct of DE include mounting awareness campaigns to attract the right candidates into programs, and better provision of access to regular education for the youth to stem their influx into DE. The discourse has great implications for lifelong learning, access, national development and adult education practice in Nigeria and globally.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to Higher Education for National Development in Nigeria: Distance Education to the Rescue(University of Uyo, 2017-10-06) Bakare, T.V.The paper examined the place of Distance Education (DE) as a method of Adult Education in Nigeria and its contribution to national development. The paper discussed DE practice and challenges in some African countries and related this to the Nigerian situation. The paper further noted the challenge of the national admission body into the regular tertiary institutions with reconciling the ratio of applicants to those admitted. However, DE, which is originally a form of Adult Education, is fast becoming a replacement for regular higher education in its conduct. The implication of this on Adult Education practice in Nigeria is that the changes in the demographics of participants in DE, along with other challenges, affects the essence of Adult Education provision, access and its conduct. The paper analyzed the concept of DE and noted that distance education is currently used to replace, instead of support mainstream education in Nigeria by eroding the more desirable non-formal approach. The paper agrees that DE can be used as a tool, per excellence, for human and national development if practiced in its proper context attracting the target candidates. Several suggestions were proffered for better conduct of DE, including awareness campaigns to attract the right candidates into DE programs as well as better provision of access to regular education for the youth to stem their influx into DE. The discourse has great implications for lifelong learning, access, national development and adult education practice in Nigeria and globally.
- ItemOpen AccessAccess to In-service Teacher Training and Quality in Education: A School-Based Approach(Faculty of Social science Stalowa, wola. University of Lublin, 2011) Anyikwa, E.BImproving all aspects of the quality of education and ensuring excellence of all so that recognized and measurable learning outcomes are achieved by all especially in literacy, numeracy and essential life skills is one of the six (6) Education for all (EFA) goals. Teachers and their professional development occupy a central and important place in the realization of all the EFA goals, particularly that of quality in education. Efforts towards the improvement of quality in education at the primary and secondary levels shall not only include the appointment of academically and professionally qualified persons as teachers and head teachers but regular in-service training programmes for them. This study seeks to examine the policy provisions and implementation of the in-service training programme for teachers at the basic (primary) education level in Lagos State, with a view to identifying the strengths and weaknesses inherent in the system for improved teacher quality education. Two sets of questionnaire were constructed and administered to 300 teachers and 60 Ministry officials, after their validities were established using professional expertise. Data collected were analyzed using simple descriptive statistics like frequency counts and percentages. The findings were discussed and implications identified. The study advocates a school-based teacher development (SbTD) approach for continuing professional development of teachers at the basic (primary) education level.
- ItemOpen AccessAdult education as a mechanism fpr sustainable development: the Nigerian perspective(Department of Lifelong and continuing education, University of lagos, Akoka, 2018) Okebiorun, J.O.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessAdult education as amechanism for sustainable development: the Nigerian perspective(Department of lifelong and continuing education, University of Lagos, Akoka., 2018) Okebiorun, J.O.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessAdult Education for livelihood enhancement and poverty reduction(Lagos Education Review, 2011) Ojo-Ajibare, J.O.; Aitokhuehi, O.O.Some major challenges confronting service delivery in developing countries, especially Nigeria, are inefficiency, incorrect assimilation of innovative ideas, including technology, complete lack of commitment, and political will. Based on this background, this paper examines Adult Education, livelihood enhancement and poverty reduction within the context of two distinct and integrated models of adult basic education using REFLECT approach. This is anchored on the principles of conscientisation, emphasising dialogue and action, awareness-raising, cooperation and empowerment. This paper also identifies community-based adult education programmes which are relevant for stimulating and tapping the creative abilities of rural people for increased productivity and economic growth. Consequent to the low educational attainment of REFLECT volunteer instructors end facilitators, recommendations are made for re-reorientating this group of service providers towards adult education teaching methods for enhanced performance.
- ItemOpen AccessAdult education research: Contemporary issues and challenges(Nigerian National Council for Adult Education, 2016-06-01) Ememe, P.I.Research is a vital tool for policy development, decision making and other managerial and administrative practices in adult education and every sphere of life. Through research innovations, new ideas, new products and new methods of service delivery are developed and made available to practitioners and other end users. The strength of every research and its ability to achieve all these is a function of many factors which include the methodology employed in the research process, how research outcomes are disseminated, which also determines the level of application of research findings to problem solving. Adult education is multidisciplinary, utilitarian, entrepreneurial, practical and problem solving in nature. That is, it is education for life which helps the learners to adjust and function effectively in the ever changing society in which they live. These characteristics make it mandatory for adult education research to employ more pragmatic research approaches to be impactful. Currently adult education researchers employ mainly traditional methodologies such as survey, experimental, causal comparative which tend to limit their effectiveness in solving practical adult education problems. This paper examines some of these problems with a view to suggesting ways of making adult education research 'more relevant to the needs of practitioners and other stakeholders in adult education in particular and the society in general. The content of the paper includes concept and characteristics of adult education, research methodologies in adult education, challenges of adult education research and ways of making adult education research count.
- ItemOpen AccessAdult Learners Perception of the University of Lagos Literacy Programme for Excellence in Adult Teaching and Learning(Department of Adult Education, University of Benin, 2015) Anyikwa, E.BThis study was conceived to analyse participants’ perception to the literacy programme of the University of Lagos Adult Literacy centre for excellence in teaching and learning. In carrying out the study the case study survey research design was adopted. Questionnaire was constructed and administered to 50 participants in the programme, after the face validity was established using experts. Data collected were analysed using simple descriptive statistics like frequency counts and percentages. The findings of the study include the following amongst others that the programme was a significant tool that provide them (i.e adult learners) education and life skills. The findings also revealed that the learners secured privacy in life, improved family conditions and developed growing interest in desire for further education. Also, it was revealed that the programme is of immense benefit to the learners owning to the fact that improved self-confidence, improved calculation skills and improved business skills were achieved.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Adult Learners’ Relationship with Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its Implications for Adult and Non-Formal Education(Ibadan: The Adult Education Department, University of Ibadan., 2008-01) Bakare, T.V.This study was survey in nature and investigated the adult learners’ familiarity with, access to, and use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) gadgets and its implication for adult education practice. Five research questions were generated to guide the study. The questions were to establish the extent of familiarity with, ownership of, or access to and use of some computerized technology tools for various purposes. Data for analysis were collected with the use of the self validated instrument – Adult Learners’ relationship with ICT (ALFICT). Four major adult education programs were used for the study. Out of these programs, purposive sampling technique was used to select 300 adult learners randomly to constitute the sample size (according to their population and also propensity for use in the different programs). Data obtained were treated using descriptive statistics and data were graphically presented. Results of the analysis indicated that 79.7% of the respondents were familiar with ICT and other gadgets. 42% had access to the gadgets and 38% used them. This implies that the number of adult learners who have access to or use ICT tools generally was relatively low. The awareness and utilization patterns call for more concerted efforts on the part of all stakeholders to make ICT more accessible to adult learners at all levels, along with awareness programs and to make ICT and gadgets more user-friendly and accessible. The study underscored the importance of adult education in Nigeria, moving into the 21st century and the computer age, especially in order to expand the learning paradigm and create more learning opportunities for all.
- ItemOpen AccessAn Assessment of contributions of non-degree, part-time University programs to the achievement of Education for All and Millennium Development Goals.(The Journal of the World Universities Forum, 2012) Aitokhuehi, O.O.; Jegede, S.; Ojo-Ajibare, J.O.The demands of lifelong Leaming (LLL) and Education For All (EFA) pose new challenges to the University. Ensuring the success of EFA and LLL necessitates more than the creation of additional degrees and post-graduate programs. The demand cannot be accommodated by admitting more undergraduate students. The major challenge for the University concerns the incorporation of thousands of non-matriculated individuals, both young and old, who seek to advance their knowledge base. This demands the introduction of professional and non-degree programs that cater to this population. The University of Lagos has taken some steps in this direction through the establishment of the Human Resources Development Committee, which caters for non-degree-seeking students. The focus of this study is to ascertain the extent to which the programs run by this establishment have contributed to the achievement of EF A and the Millennium Development Goals.
- ItemOpen AccessApplication of Adult Education Principles and Communication into Crime Prevention Processes in the Nigerian Body Politic(University of Lagos Press: Institute of Security, Nigeria., 2019-10) Bakare, T.V.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessApplication of Adult Education Principles and Communication into Crime Prevention Processes in the Nigerian Body Polity(Unilag Press: Institute of Security, University of Lagos Press, 2019-10-05) T.V. BakareAs civilization unfurls and expands its frontiers occasioned by human activities, it exposes alongside Nature certain underlying systems and subsystems. These systems consist of nature itself, its resources, the environment and the circumstantial benefitsand challenges. In the course of the endeavors to achieve sustainable development for the present and future generations, human beings have put in place various infrastructure to enhance peaceful existence. Over time, many of these infrastructures have become exposed and require protection. This paper attempts to articulate the concepts of sustainable development and critical infrastructure, its gradual development into systems and subsystems vis-à-vis the natural environment that sustains it and the needfor its protection by harnessing critical information. It explains the intervention role of government in terms of regulatory procedure, policy, strategies and partnership with other entities at national, state or regional and local levels.
- ItemOpen AccessApplication of Digital Literacy to Healthy Living Practice among Fishermen in Ebute Ikorodu, Lagos, Nigeria(Faculty of Education, University for Developmental Studies Ghana, 2017) Anyikwa, E.B; Igwe, O.IThis study examined the application of digital literacy to healthy living practices of fishermen at Ebute Ikorodu Lagos to address deteriorating health standards in communities. Quasi experimental and descriptive survey research designs were employed for the study. The study population comprised adult fishermen and women in Ebute Ikorodu alongside other members of the community. Three research questions and one hypothesis were raised to guide the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to select a sample of fifty (50) fishermen and women for quasi experimental while 250 were selected using stratified random sampling technique for the survey. 25 respondents were used as experimental group while the other 25 served as the control group. The experimental group was exposed to digital literacy skills training for four (4) weeks using handsets while the control group only received basic literacy training. Interview and Focus Group Discussion (FGD) guides were designed, validated by two research experts from University of Lagos, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State respectively and used for data collection. Data generated were analysed using charts, tables, frequency counts and qualitative approaches. It was discovered among others that the experimental group was able to access, decode and comply with health tip messages sent to their phones, hence their health practices improved significantly. The control group improved only in reading and writing skills but not on health practices. It was recommended among others that more fisher men and women should be exposed to digital literacy trainings to improve their health practices and statuses.
- ItemOpen AccessApplication of theory of change to adult education programme planning in the era of covid-19 and beyond(University of Lagos and Bookshop Ltd, 2021-04) Aitokhuehi, O.O.The outbreak of COVID-19 has negatively affected the health, economy, education and social environment worldwide. Arising from its rapid spread and harmful consequences, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared it a pandemic, leading to the emergence of a new normal. In the process of curtailing the spread of the pandemic, many governments established isolation centres, followed by the introduction of partial or total lockdown and other protocols such as COVID-19 tests, social distancing, washing of hands, and usage of hand sanitisers. Despite these measures, there is a need for more intervention to mitigate the impact of the pandemic. Therefore, this chapter presents the application of the theory of change to adult education programme planning in the era of COVID-19 and beyond. The issues raised in this chapter include a description of the theory of change, the origin of the theory of change, the components of the theory of change, and the steps involved in applying a theory of change to programme planning and development in adult education. This chapter shows that adult education programme planning requires more prudence, added accountability and greater efficiency towards making the adult education programme more result-oriented and cost-effective.
- ItemOpen AccessApplying Maslow’s Theory in Ensuring Effectiveness of Facilitation Methods to Motivate Adult Learners in Order to Participate in Abet Programmes(Sarumi (eds) Archers Publishers, 2019-06-13) Adeosun, Motunrayo Ajoke
- ItemOpen AccessAssessing Adult Learner’s Numeracy as Related to Gender and Performance in Arithmetic(University of Alicante, 2011-07-15) Awofala, A; Anyikwa, E.BThe study investigated adult learner numeracy as related to gender and performance in arithmetic among 32 Nigerian adult learners from one government accredited adult literacy centre in Lagos State using the quantitative research method within the blueprint of descriptive survey design. Data collected were analysed using the descriptive statistics of percentages, mean, and standard deviation and inferential statistics of factor analysis, independent samples t-test, and multiple regression analysis. Findings revealed that numeracy skill assessed by the numeracy self-assessment scale was a multi-dimensional construct (numeracy in everyday life, numeracy in workplace, and numeracy in mathematical tasks). Adult learners showed average numeracy strength as gender differences in perception of numeracy skills and performance in arithmetic among adult learners reached zero-tolerance level. Numeracy in workplace and numeracy in mathematical tasks made statistically significant contributions to the variance in adult learners’ performance in arithmetic. Based on this base line study, it was thus, recommended that future studies in Nigeria should investigate adult learners’ numeracy skills using more robust and psychometrically sound instruments such as the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey (ALLS) and the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS).
- ItemOpen AccessAn Assessment of the effect of Drivers' Training Institute Programme on Driver's skills in Lagos State(2012) Bakare, T.V.,; Afonja, A.F.,; Ojeomogha, T.O.; Ige, L.O.
- ItemOpen AccessAn Assessment of the Effect of the Drivers’ Training Institute Program on Drivers’ Driving Skills in Lagos State(Tanzania, Dar-Es-Salaam: Kampala International University College., 2012-10) Bakare, T.V; Afonja, A.F; Ojeomogha, T.O; Ige, L.OTraffic crashes resulting in injury, low productivity and deaths remain a serious public health problem in developing countries, Lagos state included. This survey examined driving habits of various categories of drivers in Lagos to see the effect of training at the Lagos State Drivers’ Institute on their driving skills. 250 respondents were proportionately selected and the questionnaire was given to drivers who have attended training at the Institute. The t-test was significant at 5%, which suggested, among others, that re-training be made mandatory and the Institute’s outreach programs expanded.
- ItemOpen AccessAssessment of trainning and development programmes in reducing labour turnover and attainment of organizational goals in Vitafoam Nigeria Plc(IDEJ IBBUL Development Education Journal, 2020-08) Okebiorun, J.O.Full texts attached
- ItemOpen AccessAttitudes and perception of the importance of research methodology course among postgraduate students in university of Lagos(Department of Adult Education, University of Lagos, 2017-06-01) Ememe, P.I.In realization of the pertinence of research to every postgraduate programme, postgraduate students are made to undergo a compulsory research course to expose them to the rudiments of research methodology and also teach and train them on how to conduct and report research. Despite the time spent on the research methodology course, most postgraduate students find it difficult to conduct and report research without relying on consultants that collect gratification from them. Several reasons have been attributed to being responsible for the situation. This study, therefore, attempts to examine the attitude and perception of the importance of research methodology course among postgraduate students. The study employed the survey design. The population of the study consisted of all Masters Students from the University of Lagos that have completed their first semester. A total of two hundred respondents were purposively selected. Data were collected using a questionnaire developed by the researcher. The study revealed that; postgraduate students have a negative attitude towards research, have a poor perception about the importance of research, the study identified students' inability to comprehend statistical techniques and analysis, poor competency of research teachers and laziness on the part of students as cogent factors influencing research knowledge. It was concluded and recommended from the findings of the study that since attitude plays important role in students' ability to perform well in a particular subject; teachers of research should make effort to counteract negative attitudes by relating research courses to students' real-life experience. Content of research courses should be student-oriented, practical, and participatory.