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- ItemOpen AccessVocational education as a tool for sustaining Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS) in Nigeria.(. HERPNET– Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda, 2010) Anyikwa, B.; Sule, S.A.‘The empirical study examined the roles of vocational education in the sustenance of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and National Economic Empowerment Development Strategy (NEEDS). MDGs and NEEDs are government deliberate policies to ameliorate or eradicate poverty in Nigeria. In order to accomplish this, four research questions were generated. A sample of 300 teachers was drawn from a population of 1,950 Secondary School Teachers in Lagos State, through the method of simple random sampling. Data were obtained through a carefully structured and validated questionnaire. The data thus obtained were analyzed using descriptive statistical method such as percentage and frequency. Based on the result of the analyses the study confirmed among that students’ as well 1s government affect the implementation of education programme. in Secondary Schools. Consequence upon these, recommendations were made.
- ItemOpen AccessTeachers’ perception on teaching large classes in secondary schools in Ondo State: A case study of Odigbo Local Government Area. Implication for qualitative educational planning(A PUBLICATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND PLANNING, UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, CALABAR - NIGERIA, 2016) Akinsolu, A. O.; Sule, S.A.The place of teachers, as an essential factor in educational development, is of prime importance, as educational objectives cannot be achieved without them because they are central to the process of education. The increase in student population with a cumulative effect on class size necessitate this study so as to investigate the perception of teachers towards teaching large classes as prevalent in Nigerian schools today with particular reference to Odigbo LGA of Ondo State. 300 teachers randomly selected among teachers in Odigbo LGA of Ondo state. The instrument tagged "Teaching Large Classes Questionnaire" (TLCQ), was used for the collection of data, which were analyzed using frequency count, percentages and t- test statistical tools. Findings revealed that the teachers were not favorably disposed to teaching large classes. The majority were of the view that in such classes, it (s difficult to engage in practical work, there was less concentration on the part of the pupils, teaching is teacher - centered, the level of pupil participation is low and there are heavier demands on facilities and instructional materials. The study further revealed that teachers were of the view that coping strategies such as peer tutoring and instructor - expressiveness and teaching behavior can be employed by the teachers in order to assure quality in teaching and learning in Nigerian schools. The implication of this study for qualitative planning was likewise stressed.
- ItemOpen AccessTrends, prospects and challenges of internationalisation of university education in Nigeria(HERPNET – Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda, 2013) Sule, S.A.; Adetoro, J. A.; Bello, S. A.This paper examined the internationalization of university education in Nigeria. University education is the highest level of educational institution that is expected toproduce serious intellectual stimulation through its academic content. It can also be seen as an intellectual or academic centre where international standards are set and the nation's high level manpower are produced for all facets of national development both for present and future generations. Nigeria has had a 64-year university education experience yet none of the 124 universities in Nigeria can boast of required international standard. This is evident from the fact that no Nigerian university is among the top 200 universities in the uiarld as ranked by the Times Higher education. This paper shall further examine the need for internationalization of universities in the perspective of staff and students' mobility and inter institutional collaboration. The risks and benefits associated with internationalization of Nigerian Universities, as well as challenges and ways forward shall be discussed. Despite the efforts made to improve the quality and standards in the Nigerian universities, effort is still being made to enhance standards and quality to meet up with what obtains in Ivy League universities in the world.
- ItemOpen AccessSchool principals’ leadership role performance in private and public secondary schools in Delta state, Nigeria(A publication of the department of Educational Administration, University of Lagos), 2017) Ajero, J. I.; Sule, S.A.; Bello, S. A.The study focused on principals' leadership role performance in terms of managerial abilities and interpersonal relationship capabilities in Delta State private and public secondary schools. Two hypotheses were postulated and tested for the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study and the study population comprised all the teachers in private and public secondary schools in the 25 Local Couernment Areas in Delta State. Through multi-stage sampling which involved the cluster, stratified and simple random techniques 1,112 teachers were selected as sample form 120 secondanj schools (60 private and 60 public) for the study. Data were collected through an instrument titled: "Principals' Leadership Role Performance Questionnaire (PLRPQ)" which was a Likert-type instrument with response patterns ranging from Always (A), Often (0), Seldom (5), to Never (N). Hypotheses testing was done with the use of Hest at 0.05 level of significance. The study found out that Principals' interpersonal relationship capabilities were different in private and public secondary schools in Delta State. It also showed a significant difference in principals' managerial abilities in private and public secondary schools in Delta State. Based on the findings, recommendations were made which include objective selection of School Principals based on managerial competence and professional expertise.
- ItemOpen AccessRe-engineering teacher education for greater productivity in primary education sector(HERPNET– Kampala International University, Kampala, Uganda, 2014-06) Sule, S.A.; Edu, M. I.The paper examined reengineering teacher education in Nigeria towards greater productivity in primary education sector. A cursory look at the standard or quality of education obtainable at our primary education level nowadays clearly shows the level of albatross around the neck of our educational system particularly the teacher education in Nigeria. The paper carefully x-rayed the multifarious illnesses associated with teacher education in Nigeria, the implication of this is harshly felt at the primary and secondary education levels, thereby resulting to poor academic standard at these all important levels of our educational system. These social mal ices in our teacher education system have not only affected the primary and secondary levels of our educational system but have also hampered our individual and collective productivity as well as our national growth and development. Therefore, the need to urgently get rid of this sickness is highly imperative. The paper further recommended some revolutionary approaches that could be adopted by all and sundry in order to guarantee quality at all levels, greater productivity in primary education sector, and stable national growth and development.