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- ItemOpen AccessReligiosity and Social Support as Predictors of Substance Addiction among University Undergraduates in Kwara State(Faculty of Education, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Nigeria, 2022-12) Gafar Isiaka; Anyama S.C.; Osarenren N.AThe researcher investigated religiosity and social support as predictors of substance addiction among university undergraduates in Kwara State. Demographic variables such as gender, age, and level of study were considered. This research employed the descriptive survey research method design. 200 respondents were randomly selected across the selected schools. Three research questions were raised and four hypotheses generated to guide the study. Data were collected using a researcher designed instrument questionnaire entitled "Religiosity and Substance Addiction among University Undergraduates Questionnaire" (RAUUO) and "Social Support and Substance Addiction among University Undergraduates Questionnaire" (SSSAUUO). The reliability co-efficient of 0.81 was obtained. The hypotheses generated were tested using Regression Analysis at 0.05 alpha level. The findings revealed that religion and social support are protective factors against substance addiction and; gender and age contribute to level of substance addiction among University undergraduates; these variables should thus be factorised into designing programmes and strategies for reducing substance use, abuse and addiction in the University setting. With the findings of the study, it was recommended that university system should keep encouraging or tolerating religious engagement among the students; thereby, sustaining their high level of religiosity for living a meaningful spiritual life that shapes human personality dispositions, parents, teachers and friends are to maintain given adequate supports to University undergraduates in their environment by interacting with them with love and care; given them listening hears and be concerned about their living conditions. This will go a long way in sustaining the high level of social supports received by the respondents.
- ItemOpen AccessThe Dynamics of Higher Education and Graduate Employability in Nigeria(University of Craiova, Romania., 2021) Babalola J.B.; Oni, A. A.Higher education institutions are increasingly expected to engage with the challenges of the contemporary world, However, in Nigeria, Higher is facing a lot of challenges and unable to meet the basic demand of what it is established to achieve. This paper is therefore an attempt to examine the dynamics of Higher Education and Graduate Employability in Nigeria with the main aim of discussing the challenges facing the universities in general and how these could be addressed in the transformation and employability of the graduates.
- ItemOpen AccessQuality Assurance Strategies and Teachers’ Productivity in Nigeria(Kosovo Educational Research Association. Kosovo., 2022) Oni, A.A.; Soji-Oni, T.This study investigated the quality assurance strategies and their relationship with teachers’ productivity in public secondary schools in Education District I of Lagos State. The descriptive survey design was adopted. The population of the study comprised 3,791 teachers of the 99 public secondary schools in Education District 1 Lagos State. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 10 schools in the District based on the local government area while simple random sampling technique was used to select 300 teachers in the sampled schools. A self designed questionnaire was used to collect data from the participants. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics; percentage and frequency counts to analyze demographic data of participants and to answer the research questions. Pearson product moment correlation was used to test the formulated hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result showed that supervision of school curriculum, use of instructional materials, regular assessments of teachers’ teaching records, educational training and development programmes for the teachers, and implementation of government policy to improve teachers’ performance all have significant relationship with teachers’ productivity in public secondary schools in Education District I of Lagos State. Based on these findings, it was recommended that quality assurance strategies must be put in place to improve teachers’ productivity and achieve positive result
- ItemOpen AccessFactors Hindering Women’s Aspiration for Tertiary Education in South-West Nigeria(Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain., 2014-02-25) Oni, A.A; Fausta,M.The study is a survey of factors that hindered married women who had secondary education from aspiring for tertiary education in South-West Nigeria. The population for the study comprised all married woman that finished secondary schools but did not embark on tertiary education in the geo-political zone. Findings revealed that women’s aspirations for tertiary education in South-West Nigeria were hindered by marital factors such as; marriage, childbearing and family financial needs. On the other hand, factors such as; religious belief and gender discrimination were found to be insignificant in hindering women aspiration for tertiary education in the zone. It was also found out that the effects of most of the factors were more potent on the aspirations of older women than on those of younger women. Based on this it was recommended that women aspirations for higher education should be aided by functioning policies from government and non-governmental organizations
- ItemOpen AccessPhilosophy and logic: an introduction(Hope Publications, 2006) Oladipo, O.; Akinsanya, P.O.Full texts attached