West African Journal of Education

I Vol. XXXIX 2019

Institutional Support and Teacher Performance in Secondary Schools in Akinyele Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

by A. I. Atanda
The place of teaching cannot be undermined in the educational process. Learning could take place without the consciousness of the person facilitating such learning process (whereby one learns from another person without direct teaching), however, teaching is an intentional effort that requires teachers who facilitate learning. Teaching is conceived as a communication between two or more people who influence each other by their ideas and learn something in the process of interaction (Okunogbe, 2005). It is referred to as the core assignment of teachers in any school and it is expected to be handled by professionally competent individuals (Atanda, 2013). Teaching is also, filling the mind of the learner with information and knowledge for future use. It helps people acquire the knowledge they need to become responsible citizens, earn a living, and live a rewarding life. Stressing the importance of teaching and quality of teachers, Osokoya (2003) asserted that teaching is (...)

Effect of Game-Based Learning (GBL) and Gamification on Senior Secondary School Students Learning Outcomes in Physics

by Adisa, Ibrahim Oluwajoba; Adetunmbi L. Akinyemi and Ayotola Aremu
Introduction The importance of physics to the scientific and technological development of any nation cannot be over-emphasized especially in this digital age where information and communication technology is a vehicle with great potentials for national and economic development. It is in view of this that Ibeh, Onah, Umahi, Ugwuonah, Nnachi, and Ekpe (2013) argued strongly that the specific priority of physicsin the scientific and technological development initiatives of a nation is so important that regression and dependence on other countries will be the reward of any nation with poorrecordsin physics. Nonetheless, physics remains the least favoured science subject among senior secondary school students(...) Continue

Assessment of Secondary School Students’ Awareness, Attitude and Readiness for Forestry Education in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria

by Appah, Ogechukwu Rose & Tokede, Abiodun Morenike
Introduction Climate change and global warming have become major issues in Nigeria as well as globally. This is because the rise in temperature of the earth produces adverse effects on human beings and the environment. This leads to major global threats such as deforestation, water pollution and air pollution, desertification, soil degradation and others (Ravindra and Chintankumar 2018). This situation (...) Continue

Assessment of the Integration and Challenges of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTS) in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria

by Babatunde Adeniyi Adeyemi and Rita Uloaku Onu
Introduction Given the importance of tertiary education, many nations around the world have come to embrace itfor optimal development.According to Idumange and Nwaeke (2011), through university education, the citizens of a nation acquire high levelskillsin varioussectorslike health, education, and engineering In pursuance of this, there is need for both students (...) Continue

Constructs and Dimensionality of Instruments on Undergraduates’ Personal Variables and Academic Performance in the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

by Benedicta Omeghie, Isunueo
Introduction Qualitative university education, often measured by the performance of undergraduates during and after the close of a programme, is a tool for realising the sustainable development goals of a nation as well as the fulfillment of individual student's dreams and aspirations. The performance of university undergraduates permeates all domains of learning (...) Continue