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The need for the series arose largely because of the yearning desire of both siaff and students of the College to have access to well researched course materials w:~ii-ti will address the course contents of the various programmes being currently run by the College. The idea of this task was mooted as far back as the 1998199 academic session but it became a reality during the tenure of the current Provost Dr. (Mrs.) P. N. Ndukwu who serio;sly heeded the call of the Appointments and Promotions Committee of the College Governing Council to embark on textlcourse writing and publication for the benefit of both staff and students of the College.
This present volume is therefore primarily written to enhance the teaching and learning of core courses in General Studies education. By and large, issues and topics, which bother on culture and civilization, education and morality, the nature of society, rights of man, problems ofpolitics and governance are comprehensively treated in chapters 1,2,3,4 and 5 respectively.
Chapters 6 and 7 examined the issues of political economy and the funtlamcntal lmblems of economic development in Nigeria. Similarly, Chapters 8,9, 10 & 1 1 took up in greater details an analytical overview of the twin issues of rhilosoplly and Kcligioil in :;aciely especially from the perspectives of the idea ,of God and the Universe and wiilliil the context of different world religions. Chapter 12 made a very good case for the place of moral education in our schools and gave copious recommendations on how the subject should be effectively taught in order to revive and sustain the moral tone of education in Nigeria. .
Issues taken up in chapters 13 and 14 include the place of Guidance and Counselling in promoting effective teaching and learning in Nigerian Schools and the need for proper orientation of students on the requirements of University course system, examination and other related practices. The strategic steps to be taken by students to prepare and pass examinations formed the basis of discussion in chapter 15 while chapter 16,examined the need for proper evaluation of teaching-learning situations bearing in mind the role of continuous assessment, measurement and evaluation in Nigeria's educational system.
Readings and General Studies Education Volume 1 (Humanities and Social Science)
Self Realization Through Synergic Thinking
The key persons in the culture-moulding process are the
trainers of teachers. So says J.A. Lauwery' (1969). The National
Curriculum Conference (1969) noted that "the production of
knowledgeable, effective teachers depends on the teaching staff
since, the extent of pursuit of excellence in an institution depends
in a large measure upon the calibre and quality of its staff." No
doubt the quality of influence exerted by a teacher training
institution through staff, quality of instruction college tradition,
and the general atmosphere and tone on the teacher trainee lasts
through the trainet's subsequent professional career.
It does not appear as if many people, including professidnal
educators, have taken time to consider the crucial importance of
the teacher of teachers, and thus the sources through which
they are supplied to the teachrr trainine cdleees. It is an old saying
th'at teachers teach the way they are taught, that being so, the
fate of the- learners depends in a special way on the teachers of
their teachers. The report of the 1969 Curriculum Conference
summarized the purposes of-teacher education.
Detailed studies have been carried out within the Middle to Late Miocene sequence of the Niger Delta basin using well logs, biostratigraphic, paleobathymetric, hydrocarbon type/occurrence and seismic data integrated with sequence stratigraphic tool. This involved interpretation aimed at understanding the sequence stratigraphic framework and structural styles to better unravel possible hydrocarbon leads and prospects at the intermediate and deeper intervals of the Eastern Coastal Swamp depobelt of the onshore Niger Delta basin. Facies interpretations reveal the occurrence of four lithofacies units; namely (a) sandstones facies, (b) shaly sandstone facies, (c) mud-rock facies, and (d) heterolithic facies. Well log sequence stratigraphic interpretation and correlation across these fields indicates that ten major stratigraphic bounding surfaces, five each of sequence boundaries (SB) with ages ranging from 13.1 Ma through 8.5 Ma and maximum flooding surfaces (MFS) with ages between 12.8 Ma and 7.4 Ma respectively, were identified and correlated. Four depositional sequences were delineated and stratigraphic flattening at various ages (MFSs) indicates that there is a shift of the depo-center from north to south. Stacking patterns (progradational, retrogradational and aggradational) were delineated and interpreted as lowstand systems tract (LST), highstand systems tract (HST) and transgressive systems tract (TST) using their bounding surfaces. The alternation of the LST, HST and TST offers good reservoir sands and source/seal shales for hydrocarbon accumulation. Paleobathymetric maps show generally that sediments were deposited within neritic through bathyal environments at different times, aligning with the progradational pattern of deposition of the Niger Delta. The environment of deposition spans through inner mid-shelf, shelf margin and slope margin constituting incised valley and channel-filled deposits. Horizon and faults that were mapped and interpreted in seismic volume shows that the stratigraphy of the area were greatly influenced by structures as sediment deposits thicken down-dip of the down-thrown section of the bounding faults. Structural interpretations reveal the occurrence of back to back (horst block-trapezoid zone), collapse crest structures, simple/faulted rollovers, regional foot walls/hanging walls and sub-detachment structures dominating within the mainly extensional zone and these constitute the major hydrocarbon traps in the area. The distribution of hydrocarbon types is such that gas is concentrated at the proximal end (northern section), oil and gas at the central part while oil predominates at the distal end (towards the southern part). Generally, structural and stratigraphic framework has shown that indeed there exist zones at intermediate and deeper intervals with booming amplitudes and well-developed trapping mechanisms that have not been drilled. These form possible hydrocarbon leads that should be subjected to further revalidation. Hence, an evaluation of lithofacies, depositional environment, stratigraphy, structures, reservoirs, seals, hydrocarbon types and distribution is critical in hydrocarbon prospectivity at intermediate and deeper depths across the eastern Coastal Swamp depobelt of the Niger Delta.
Searching for the National Nugget-the Teachers of Teachers
Basic Ideas and Principles Concerning Teaching
Media for Population; Education and
Designing Appropriate Methodology in Vocational and Technical Education for Nigeria
An Investigation into the Teaching of Local Crafts in Primary Schools in Anambra State
Junior Secondary Agriculture for Schools Teacher’s Handbook.
Introduction To: Educational Measurement and Evaluation.