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A teacher is a person who gives instruction or lesson on a subject to human beings or animals. A teacher (also called a school teacher) is a person who provides education for students. MacLean and Mohr (2009) explained that the term teachers are subjective insiders involved in classroom instruction as they go about their daily routines or instructing students, grading papers, taking attendance, evaluating their performances as well as looking at the curriculum. Teachers raise questions about what they think and observe about their teaching and their student’s learning. They collect students work in order to evaluate performance, but they also see students work as data analyze in order to examine the teaching and learning that produced it”.
This study was carried out to determine the effect of learning objects in teaching and learning of computer appreciation. The study was based on mixed research design comprising quasi experimental, descriptive survey, and interview using focus group discussion guide. The area of the study is Enugu state. Data was collected from 66 students, 34 in the experimental group, 32 in the control group and 6 computer studies teachers. The Computer Appreciation Achievement Test (CAAT) was used to collect data for the experiments while questionnaire and focused group discussion were used to collect quantitative and qualitative data respectively from the teachers. The data were analyzed using the mean and the standard deviation. The results of the study reveal that there are statistically significant increase in the achievement of the students in the experimental group that received learning object. The results of the study also showed that learning object increased the achievement of both male and female students. The findings of the study showed that the teachers experienced problems using learning objects in teaching and learning computer appreciation. It was recommended that since the use of learning objects enhances the academic achievement of the students in computer appreciation, teachers and the students at all levels of education should adopt the use of learning object for instructional delivery. It was also recommended that seminars, workshops and conferences should be organized by state ministries of education where teachers will be taught the application and usage of various modern teaching techniques for effective teaching and learning of computer studies and other vocational subjects.
The study determined the effect of guided-discovery method on students’ academic achievement, interest and retention in financial accounting in Colleges of Education in North West, Nigeria. The study adopted quasi-experimental research design. The population for the study comprised 667 NCE I students offering financial accounting in nine Colleges of Education in North West, Nigeria. Random sampling technique was used to select Federal College of Education, Kano and Kaduna State College of Education, Gidan-Waya, Kafanchan. 80 financial accounting students from KSCOE, Gidan-waya and 60 financial accounting students in FCE Kano were used. The criteria for selecting the two Colleges of Education was based on colleges of education with approved financial accounting programme with final account of small scale enterprise, qualified financial accounting lecturers, and approved required facilities. The instrument for data collection was a 45-item multiple choice Financial Accounting Achievement Test (FAAT) and Financial Accounting Interest Inventory Scale (FAIIS). The instruments were subjected to face and content validation by three experts. The reliability of the instrument was determined using K-R-20 and Cronbach Alpha coefficient formula which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.98 and 0.91 respectively after administering the instrument on Federal College of Education Zaria. Before the commencement of the experiment, all students in experimental and control groups were subjected to pre-test in order to obtain the pre-test scores for the study. On completion of the experiment, the post-test was administered with the post post-test scores collected two weeks after the post-test.
This study was designed to determine the effects of fieldtrip and land laboratory activities on students’ achievement and interest in poultry production in Senior Secondary Schools in Nsukka Local government Area, Enugu State. Six research questions were answered while six null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a quasi-experimental design and was carried out in Nsukka, Enugu State. The population of the study was 1,671 senior Secondary School two students in Nsukka Local Government Area. The sample for the study was 104 students offering agricultural science in senior secondary school II, made up of 50 males and 54 females and is selected using simple random sampling technique. Instruments for data collection were a 53 – item multiple choice Poultry Production Achievement Test (PPAT) and Poultry Production Interest Inventory (PPII). The Lesson Plans, PPAT and PPII were validated by five experts. The reliability of the PPAT was established using Kuder Richardson 21 (K-R 21) Formular in which a coefficient of 0.85 was obtained; while Cronbach Alpha method was used to determine the internal consistency of the PPII in which a coefficient of 0.81 was obtained. The experiment was carried out during the normal school hour following the school timetable for senior classes. The duration of the experiment was seven weeks,. The data collected for this study were analyzed using mean to answer the research questions and analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study found out that land laboratory activities increased students achievement in poultry production more than the field trip activities.
The study was carried out to determine the effects of Moringa oleifera leaf powder additive on the growth of layers, egg production and nutritive value of eggs. Specifically, the study sought to determine among others the effects of Moringa oleifera leaf powder fortified feeds and control feed on the growth of layers, effects of different inclusion rates of Moringa oleifera leaf powder on the growth of layers, effects of Moringa oleifera leaf powder fortified feeds and control feed on the egg production of layers and effects of different inclusion rates of Moringa oleifera leaf powder on the egg production of layers. A completely Randomized Design (CRD) was adopted for the study. The study was carried out in the Agricultural Education poultry farm located in the Department of Animal Science mini-livestock farms. The population for the study consisted of 252 Isa Brown day-old chicks and 25 students of Agricultural Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 240 chicks which were also randomly allotted to 12 pens and 12 students of Agricultural Education participated in the study. Weighing scale, spectophotometer and psycho-productive multiple choice test (PMCT) were used to collect data to answer research questions and test null hypotheses. On the procedure of the experiment, 240 chicks were randomly selected from 252 Isa Brown day-old chicks bought from day-old chicks distribution centre in Nsukka urban area.
The research was carried out in Udi Local Government Area. The primary aim was to assess the level of productivity of trained economics teachers, as measured by their senior students' as compared to the performance of equivalent economics student taught by untrained teachers..
The old and colonial system of educational programme in our technical colleges was all intent and purpose inadequate and irrelevant to the needs of the technical college students and the society. In view of this, the IBTE scw the need to re-examine and re-structure the entire technical college education programme to made the curriculum flexible and responsive t o the need of the
students an6 the society. This led to the introduction of NBTE Modular Curriculum in technical colleges in 1989.
The major purpose of the study was to determine the influence of sales promotion on soft drink companies and their major distributors in distributing their products in Enugu State. The study adopted a survey research design.
This study was carried out to assess the effectiveness of quality assurance frame factors
on the implementation of agricultural education programme of Colleges of Education in
Eastern Nigeria. Seven research questions were developed and four hypotheses
formulated to guide the study. Survey and evaluation designs were adopted for the
study. Three sets of structured questionnaire and competency multiple choice test
(COMCTI) were used to obtain data from a sample of 693 respondents comprising 63
lecturers of agricultural education, 450 NCE graduate teachers of agriculture and 180
supervisors/employers of NCE graduate teachers. The research instruments were face
validated by experts and tested for reliability using Cronbach alpha technique. The
reliability coefficients were: frame factor availability questionnaire (0.80), frame factor
suitability questionnaire (0.8B), competency multiple-choice test (0.83), and
improvement-required questionnaire (0.81). The data collected were analyzed using
percentage, mean and improvement required index (IN) to answer the research
questions. The t-test statistic and Spearman Rank Order Correlation were used to test
the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study were: (i) the
quality assurance frame factors for implementing agricultural education programme
were averagely available and those available were averagely suitable. This indicated
that the quality assurance frame factors were averagely effective; (ii) lecturers of
agricultural education in Colleges of Education were average in competence in teaching
skills and in the instructional content areas of agricultural education. This implied that
they were average in effectiveness in the implementation of agricultural education
programme; (iii) NCE graduate teachers of agriculture acquired low competence in the
instructional content areas of agricultural education while in training; hence, their
effectiveness in teaching agriculture in primary or JSS was low; (iv) both the lecturers
and NCE graduate teachers of agriculture indicated need for improvement in the
instructional content areas of agricultural education of colleges of education in order to
enhance their effectiveness. The hypotheses tested revealed that: (v) there was a fairly
high and significant correlation between the percentage scores of the lecturers and NCE
graduate teachers on availability of frame factors for implementing agricultural
education programme. This indicated that lecturers and NCE graduate teachers were
similar in their judgement on availability of quality assurance frame factors; (vi) there
was no significant difference in the mean ratings of the responses of lecturers of
agricultural education and NCE graduate teachers on 13 out of 22 frame factors; (vii)
there was an average and significant correlation between the percentage scores of the
lecturers in the competency multiple choice test on the instructional content areas of
agricultural education and those of NCE graduate teachers in primary and JSS in
Eastern Nigeria. This implied that the average competence of the lecturers was partly
linked with the low competence of the NCE graduate teachers; and (viii) the highly
experienced and less experienced NCE teachers of agriculture differed significantly in
their mean ratings on 9 of the 17 items on improvements required by NCE graduate
teachers of agriculture. The study recommended that stakeholders in Colleges of
Education and primary and JSS should: upgrade required facilities and equipment for
teaching agricultural education in the Colleges of Education to a level where they are
adequate, current and suitable and improve the competence of both the lecturers and
NCE graduate teachers of agriculture to enhance their effectiveness
The study was conducted to identify work-skills required by secondary school graduates for entry into pig productio~l er i terprises i 11 Enugu State. Three research questio~~wse re developed in consonance with the purpose of the study. Tlu-ee null hypotheses were fo~~nulated and tested at the probability of 0.05 level of significance. Three sets ol'
structured questionnaire were generated fioin the literature reviewed and developed for the study.
This study sought to determine utilization of computer assisted instruction (CAI)by computer education lecturers for effective teaching and learning in Colleges of Education in South East Nigeria. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Five research questions and five null hypotheses guided the study. The population of the study consisted of all the 64 computer education lecturers in South East zone of Nigeria. There was no sampling since the entire population of the study was used. A 50 item questionnaire titled, utilization of computer assisted instruction by computer education lecturers (UCAICE) for effective teaching and learning in Colleges of Education was used for data collection for the study. The realiability of the instrument yielded .85, .84, .82, .87 and .82 for all the five clusters using Cronbach alpha formular. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation while one-way ANOVA was used to test the null hypotheses 1 – 4 and t – test statistic used to test null hypothesis 5 at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study showed that computer education lecturers utilize CAI in the instructional planning and preparation, delivery as well as in instructional evaluation processes. However, the study found that computer education lecturers were faced with daunting challenges towards the application and utilization of CAI classroom teaching and learning process such as inadequate instructional material, inadequate ICT skills, shortage of resources among others.
In carrying out this study seven (7) research questions were developed and seven hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Relevant literature were reviews for development of the instrument for collecting data,.
Inadequate Knowledge, skills and competence of emerging new automotive technology can be regarded as the inherent cause of low productivity and inability to maintain imported used cars by Nigerian automotive service mechanics.
In view of thjs new system of education, the importance of teacher - made tests in various arears of human development I s highly recognized, This study is t o t e s t the predictability of Mock - WASC examinations in Enugu education zone of Anambra S t a t e ,
Technical institutions were established in order to embrace technological
development and advancement in Nigeria. Adeyemi (2004), described technical
education as the academic and vocational preparation of students for jobs involving
applied science and modern technology.