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Continuous Assessmeat as a systematic, comprehensive,
cumnatlative and guidance-oriented method of evaluating how
well skudents had acquired the specific objectives of
instructions. It was introduced into the Nigerian School
Systems (Primary, Secondary and Tertiary) in 1982 to replace
the one shot, cognitive-based examination. Since its
introduction in the Secondary Schools, tilere has been widesprwd
concern about its efficacy relevance and usefulness. Some
educntars believe that its implementation in some subjects, such
as Secondary School Commerce, is dogged by many problems whilc
okhers observe that it is achieving its goals. It was to
empirically document the extent Continuous Assessment, as it
concerns the teaching and learning of commerce, in Nsukka
Education Zone Secondary Schools, has faired that this study
Wo sets of samples were used as subjects of this study.
The first sample consisted of fifty six Secondary School
Cmerce teachers in Nsukka Education Zone Secondary Schools.
The second set of sample consisted of three hundred and nineQ
Senior Secondary School Students who enrolled in Commerce as onc
of the subjects they wld take for their Senior School
The teacher resmh subject$ were addnistered a
questionnaire instrument, the Problems of Continuous
Assessment Questionnaire for Teachers (PCAQT). The
Student research subjects were administered the sbdents
PeiXeptioM of Problem! of Continuous Assessment CMestionnairc.
The instruments were intended for eliciting information from
the subjects, their pexeptims of the implementation i~rd.l,~. ::
and solutions to the problems of implementing ContFnucus
Assessment in the teaching and learning of Commerce in
secondary Schools. Their reyponses were respectively coll~.ted,
analysed and reported,
The results of the study show that, among otl.lers, among
the three levels of %e Secondary School Commerce Teachers,
Seventeen majar problems of implementing Continuaus Assessment
were identified. Some of the problems include large class sizes,
frequency of Continueus Assessment tests and projects, lack of
uniformity in Continuous Assessment Practices, instability of
teachers due to their high ixrnover and inadequacy of Standcm-j..i.sml
tests for use in schools, Among the Commerce Students, sonc? CL
the problems identified included the high cost of materials
needed for projects, the fact that Continuous Assessment i:.vc.Lv,:::
too mch work arad teachers now spending little time ac4xall:~
Though many scholars have written a lor about verbs and the verb phrase, none
to the best of our knowledge, has made any attempt to adequately describe the structure
of the Igbo Verb Phrase using X-bar framework. This study is intended to fill the gap.
X-bar syntax has been observed to be a formalization of the syntactic structures
of Universal Grammar - a Parameter from which every language, depending on its
predicate structure. chooses its syntactic framework.
This study describes the principles by which the Igbo verb is projected into higher
phrasal categories of the same type. using X-bar principles.
The major categories we focus on are the Verb Phrase (VP) constituents
Verb RootIVesb Stem (V-rootlstem), the Applicative - rv Suffix, the Inherent
Complement and the Bound Verb Complement. The study indicates the syntactic
constituency of each lexical item which defines the bar levels between the syntactic
The study makes specific starernenrs on the adequacy of the X-bar convention as
a system for analyzing the structure of the Igbo verb phrase.
It is hoped that this study will stimulate further research about Igbo verbs and verb phrases.
This study is aimed at identifying the problem hindering the development of maintenance culture in Ebonyi State Technical Colleges. The study was motivated by the lack of skilled technical instructors and the presence of obsolete machines and equipment in Ebonyi State Technical Colleges. The available machines and equipment were abandoned because of either electrical or mechanical faults. These problems of lack of maintenance culture have caused serious setbacks to technical college programmes in Ebonyi State. In order to collect data to answer research questions. The researcher designed and validated a questionnaire for the respondent. The data obtained from the subjects were statistically using the mean, standard deviation and the t-test to answer the research questions and test-hypothesis.
Although certain aspects of the Nigerian commercial banking system have been explored so frequently that one can hardly hope to add much that is new on the analytical level, there are yet other aspects which require further analysis and frequent re-assessments in order to bring to the banks' management, students of financial studies and all other parties interested in the activities of the banks, the awareness of some fund management theories and techniques. Moreover, banking is a fascinating business which has now become very diverse and the pace of change as rapid that the need for up-to-date review is essential. It is with these objectives in mind that we are writing this paper.
Improvisation in Kiln Design and Construction: A Pioneering Approach in a Depressed Economy
Towards Improving the Studio Practice of Tile-making in Nigeria (ii)
Stoneware Ash Glazes: Analysis of Trials from Rice Husks Ashes Grown in Afikpo (111)
The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of Polya's Problem-Solving Strategy (POPSOST) on students' achievement and interest in mathematical problem-solving. Four research questions were posed and six hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study was quasi-experimental research design. Intact classes were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. This study was carried out in Enugu North and Enugu South Local Government Area of Enugu State. SS II classes were used.
This research project re-evaluated employability skills required by university business education graduates in Enugu state of Nigeria. As a guide to effective study, four research questions and four hypotheses were formulated. The survey research design was employed. The study population consisted of 202 respondents, made up of 5 lecturers of the business education option of the Vocational Teacher Education Department in the only two universities in the state, 32 Managing Directors and 32 Personnel Managers of the 32 firms studied; and 133 university business education graduate employees in the said companies. The entire population was used because they were small.
This study exnnined the xtivities of
Ms Roselind Colwill 2nd the Plethodist Church UmwGhi2 in pickinf; , t-re~tiqy, md r~h-.bilit2tinm th~ mentzlly
ill destitutes at Lmudo ItumSuzo, Rende
The study sought out the effectiveness of the
heh:lbilitation Centre in terms of follow-up study of
The random sample of 33 respondents were selected
from the centre (1 5 residentials 2nd 18 residents ).
The instrurilent for the study w~s inventory chat
using checklist, interview and observation, The usa-
ble response rzte was 71% of sample.
Six research questions and four hypotheses were
formulated and tested using Percentages, nem, fre-
quency, standvd devi2tion 2nd two-tail t-test to find any significant difference .
There was no ~ignific~mt gender differences on
numb~r of reiapsers, ca~ses of relapse and on dis-
charged crzte,~ories of residents 'but there was si~ni-
f ic.?mt gender differences on dis~hfi.rced YF sidents
since 1990-95. The analysis also revedcd that -the
Centre picks destitutes from thc streets, clem, feed
and observe for two weeks before tre2tment with drugs
commenced. The Centre uses Anti-depressants and anti-
parkisonian drugs which were ordered from ?brozd.
Eesidents were exposed to 3 number of skills to be learnJc
and Preferred ctnd are reh(3bilitated based on the skill
acquired and lexmt/m~~stered. Residents were really
rehabilitated and there wrts c? follow-up, hence some
are on monthly f-mint~nmce drugs for over two years.