Education

PREVALENCE OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN NIGERIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR COUNSELLING

Domestic violence is an issue of global concern. Historically, in many cultures domestic violence has been an accepted fact of life. In recent years, however, it has begun to be viewed as a criminal problem. However, in many societies such as the Nigerian society it is culturally acceptable. This paper discusses the reported incidence of domestic violence in Nigeria, the form of abuse which may occur in the home and the devastating consequences on the individuals involved, and the society at large.

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PRELIMINARY FLOW ANALYSIS OF TEACHER TRAINEES IN A STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

This study preliminarily examined the flow of teacher trainees in a state college of education system. Two cohorts of trainees were intensively studied. Data were analysed using frequency, ratio and other related statistics. The result showed that dropout rate among female teacher trainees in the college was very high during the period under study. In terms of programme of study, dropout rate was highest among trainees in science-based courses. Male teacher trainees survived more, internally in the system and more females failed the final examinations.

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PRACTICE AND PROBLEMS OF CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT IN NIGERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOL MATHEMATICS

This study is designed to investigate the practice and problems of mathematics assessment in Nigerian Primary Schools. The sample for the study consisted of three hundred (300) primary school mathematics teachers randomly selected from thirty-six (36) Primary Schools in Edo State of Nigeria. The study adopted the survey research design. Six research questions were raised to direct the study. The research instrument is a questionnaire titled: “Mathematics Assessment in Primary Schools: Teachers’ Questionnaire”. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics.

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POVERTY ALLEVIATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Poverty is a cankerworm which has eaten deep into the fabrics of Nigeria as a nation and affects positive development. Entrepreneurship is a strong instrument to fight poverty. This paper, carefully outlines various alleviation programme set up by the federal government at various levels. It is also exposes entrepreneurship education as a paradigm in the alleviation of poverty. Human capacity development as a major component of entrepreneurship creates job opportunities as this emphasizes skills and competencies development.

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Comparison of Business Education (Secretarial) Curricula Across the three levels of Tertiary Education in Nigeria

This paper takes an overview perspective of the vocational business education curricula at the three levels of tertiary education in Nigeria. Against the background of whether trained in the university, polytechnic or college of education, the products of vocational business education (secretarial) tend to compete for the similar jobs in the labour market due to the similarity of their acquired skills. The antecedent to vocational business education curriculum was examined and fund that the formative years were rooted in less formal vocational apprenticeship types of programme.

COMPARING RISKS OF LOW BACK PAIN AMONG OFFICERS AND MEN OF THE 6 NIGERIAN DIVISIONAL POLICE HEADQUARTERS, EDO STATE, NIGERIA

The paper was designed to assess the risks of developing low back pain syndrome among officers and men of the 6 Nigerian divisional Police Headquarters, Edo State, Nigeria. Twenty-six female and eighty-four male officers and men with age range of 25 and above 45 years participated in the study. They were randomly selected. The main hypothesis was that there would be no significant difference in the risks for developing low back pain among officers and men of the 6 Nigerian Divisional Police Headquarters in Edo State, Nigeria.

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A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SOME SELECTED PRIVATE AND PUBLIC JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE

This study investigated the academic performance of some selected private and public Junior Secondary III Students in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. Purposive sampling procedure was adopted to select ten out of fifteen (15) registered private schools. A simple random sampling procedure was adopted to select 10 Public Junior Secondary Schools out of the existing 13 in Egor Local Government Area. The Junior Secondary School Certificate results of the selected schools were analysed for three consecutive years, 1996-1998.

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COMBATING THE IMPACT OF GREENHOUSE EFFECT ON THE NIGERIAN ENVIRONMENT THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL ADULT EDUCATION

Nigeria today has to contend with a number of environmental problems resulting from man’s indiscriminate exploit of the natural environment. It would appear that new appreciable efforts have been made to redress the problems, particularly the present global warming resulting from the Green-House effect. The consequences of the green-house effect are too great to be left unattended to.

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COMBATING ISSUES ON WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PANDEMIC: A TOOL FOR ACHIEVING THE MDGs FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

One of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is to combat HIV/AIDS pandemic and other diseases. Women are generally Vulnerable and susceptible to diseases especially HIV/AIDS due to biological, culture and socio-economic conditions. Prevailing views of men also contribute to their lack of power about their sexuality. Women’s lack of access to education or personal income equally perpetuate women’s lower status and create even greater vulnerability to the infection/disease. Women’s health, empowerment and education are the driving factors in the MDGs.

COACHING OBJECTIVES EXPRESSED AS IMPORTANT BY COACHES IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES

The paper was designed to determine the priority which coaches in Nigeria Universities place on the three main domains of coaching objectives. The subjects were thirty-four sports coaches. A coach was selected from each of the universities that presented participants during the 17th biennial Nigerian Universities games held in Lagos in September, 1998. The results of the study show that the coaches ranked the “development of young athletes” as the most important objective in their coaching, despite the wide-spread cheating that characterized the games.

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