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Tertiary education trust fund intervention on academic staff capacity building in Lagos State University, Nigeria Abdulaziz Isiaka; Olokooba Issa Nasiru; Iyekolo Olushola
Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn) Vol 14, No 2: May 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.11591/edulearn.v14i2.14544

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The study adopted the descriptive survey research design to assess Tertiary Education Trust Fund intervention on academic staff capacity building in Lagos State University, Nigeria. The population for this study was all academic staff of Lagos State University. Two purposes of the study were raised and two research questions were also formulated. One hundred and ninety-six questionnaires were randomly administered to one hundred and ninety-six (196) academic staff in the university. The questionnaire titled “Tetfund Intervention on Academic Staff Capacity Building Questionnaire” was used for data collection. The findings of the study revealed that provision of infrastructure for effective teaching and learning is the major the fund intervention towards qualitative transformation of academic staff in Lagos State University. The finding of the study also showed that the fund intervention in Lagos State University for academic staff capacity building was major priority. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that the fund should eliminate the level of bureaucratic bottlenecks often associated with accessing approved funds. Having noted that University education is cost-effective, donor agencies and philanthropic individuals and groups, should assist governments in funding tertiary education in the country.
Effectiveness of inmates’ educational programs in Ilorin Remand Home, Nigeria Abdulaziz Isiaka; Rasheed Shofiu Adewuyi
Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn) Vol 14, No 4: November 2020
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.11591/edulearn.v14i4.14981

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Investigating the effectiveness of inmates’ educational programs was the major focused of this research in Ilorin remand homes, Nigeria. Specifically inmates’ views on effectiveness of vocational and literacy educational program were investigated. This study was descriptive survey.108 inmates were sampled using simple random sampling technique. Two research questions were formulated and a researcher’ designed questionnaires containing10 items in two sections with 4-point rating scale was used for data collection while data collected were analyzed using mean scores and standard deviation. The result showed that most inmates positively acknowledged literacy education in recreational, guidance and counseling, religious and social sciences as highly effective and effective respectively and the result also established that most inmates acknowledged vocational education in fashion designing, laundry/dry-cleaning, catering/home management, metal fabrication and electrical maintenance work as highly effective and effective respectively. It was concluded that literacy and vocational education policy for the inmates should be vigorously pursued and implemented in Ilorin, Nigeria. In addition, government and private organization should invest in inmates’ literacy and vocational education to correct the erroneous impression that under play inmates’ education which leads to their stigmatization at the point of re-entry into the society.
Prevalence and determinants of sexting behaviour among undergraduates in Kawara State Balogun Abdulrasaq Olatunji; Obimuyiwa Gabriel Ayodeji; Abdulaziz Isiaka; Oniye Oniye
Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn) Vol 13, No 4: November 2019
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.11591/edulearn.v13i4.13544

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This study investigates the prevalence and determinants of sexting behaviour among undergraduates in Kwara State. The population for this study comprised all undergraduates in Kwara State while the target population was undergraduates of three universities in the Kwara States. A stratified sampling the technique was used to categorise universities based on ownership (Federal, State and Private) as well as gender. A random sampling technique was used to select 100 undergraduates from each university, totaling 300 respondents. A researcher-designed questionnaire titled Prevalence and Determinants of Sexting Behaviour Questionnaire (PASODOEBEQ) was used to elicit information from sampled respondents. The instrument was validated by experts in Sociology of Education and Educational Psychology. Test re-test method of reliability was applied to test the reliability of the instrument, using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation statistics. The coefficient value of 0.86r was derived. The data collected were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation and Multiple Regression Statistical Tool. The result of the findings revealed that sexting behaviour is prevalent among undergraduates and low self-esteem and peer association are significant determinants. The study recommended among others that schools authorities as a matter of fact should organize a sensitization workshop or seminar for undergraduates on the meaning, ripple effects and the punishment associated with sexting behaviour for necessary social adjustment.
Kwara-Central undergraduates’ perceived peer pressures on youths involvement in kidnapping Rasheed Adewuyi Shofiu; Abdulaziz Isiaka
Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn) Vol 15, No 1: February 2021
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Show Abstract | Download Original | Original Source | Check in Google Scholar | DOI: 10.11591/edulearn.v15i1.15025

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This study examined Kwara central undergraduates’ perceived peer pressure on youths’ involvement in kidnapping. This study was a descriptive survey. The population comprised of all undergraduates in Kwara Central Senatorial District. The target population was undergraduates from University of Ilorin and Alhikmah University, 500 students were randomly selected. A researcher design questionnaire was used for data collection while data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentage, mean, standard deviation (SD), ranking T-test and one-way analysis of variance. Research hypotheses were tested using independent T-test and also one-way analysis of variance at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that peer pressure influences youth involvement in kidnapping in Nigeria; there was no significant difference in the influence of peer pressure on youth’s involvement in kidnapping as perceived by undergraduates based on academic level and school type. It was concluded that peer pressure influences youths’ involvement in kidnapping in Nigeria. We recommend both school and home adequate monitoring of students peers and friends at home and schools to prevent them from bad groups, adequate legislation to curb youth participation in kidnapping, good leadership examples for young ones to emulate and value reorientation of youths should be given top priority in educational curriculum.