Dignity of Labour and Productivity: Perception of Christian Religious Studies’ Curriculum in South-Western, Nigeria
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Falako, F. O.
AJEP: African Journal of Pedagogy. A Publication of the Faculty of Education, Kampala International University College, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.
One of the challenges to productivity in the Nigerian labour force is the apparent lack of dignity of labour. A lot of people feel dissatisfied at work while majority of civil servants show apathy to work. Therefore, production is often below expectation. This paper probed into how focus on Dignity of Labour in Christian Religious Studies (CRS) can help inculcate confidence, enthusiasm and improve productivity among Nigerian labour force. The study adopted a descriptive research design. Four research questions were developed to guide the study. The sample for the study comprised of 140 Christian Religious Studies lecturers and first year undergraduates (that have been exposed to the curriculum) of fourUniversities in South-Western Nigeria selected through a simple random sampling technique. The findings, among others, revealed the importance of religious capital in production; and that integration of dignity of labour and absorption of NEEDS/MDGs notions into Christian Religious studies curriculum could help enhance productivity across all labour force. Based on the findings, it was recommended among other things that teachers should adhere strictly to the syllabus and include more of empowerment themes in the curriculum.
Dignity of Labour; Religious/Spiritual Capital; Christian Religious Studies (CRS) Curriculum; and Productivity.
Falako, F. O. (2016). “Dignity of Labour and Productivity: Perception of Christian Religious Studies’ Curriculum in South-Western, Nigeria.” AJEP: African Journal of Pedagogy. A Publication of the Faculty of Education, Kampala International University College, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. Vol. 9. Pp. 31-48.