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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ACADEMICS (IJCA)
ISSN 2536-7110 © 2021 VOL. 5(1), Pp. 1 - 16, © MARCH 2021

USING SOCIAL STUDIES EDUCATION IN PROMOTING NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN NIGERIA – PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES
WAHAB E. I. and OGUNNIYI O.A.
Department Of Social Studies,
School of Secondary Education (Arts and Social Science Programmes)
Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria.
www.guildaa.org

ABSTRACT
Nigeria is a nation of many ethnic groups with diverse cultures. Efforts at integrating these ethnic groups and cultures yield minimal result as evident in the series of ethno-religious crises with attendant loss of lives and properties. Education, Social Studies Education to be precise has been seen as a panacea to all forms of discrimination, intolerances and ethno-religious conflicts in Nigeria. Though, the subject is not without its own challenges weakening its strength. This is the reason this article looks into these challenges and ways out in order to strengthen the subject in achieving its objectives. The paper uses analytical approach as its research method with secondary sources of obtaining data. It was discovered, among others, that the cultural and value-laden methods which promote team spirit, cooperation, tolerance and ethnic pluralism among students in a multi-cultural class, as well as evaluation in the affective domain are rarely used in teaching and evaluating the subject. The study therefore recommends the use of cultural and value-laden methods in teaching Social Studies, and evaluation of its contents done using affective evaluation instruments such as observation technique, socio-metric scale, anecdotal record, interview, among others to develop and sustain in students attitudinal behaviours which support ethnic pluralism, team-spirit, tolerance, peaceful coexistence and consequently, national integration.

Keywords: National Integration, Social Studies Education, Cultural and Value-Laden Methods, Affective Evaluation.


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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ACADEMICS (IJCA)
ISSN 2536-7110 © 2021 VOL. 5(1), Pp. 17 - 31, © MAY 2021

THE USE OF FOLK MUSIC THROUGH EDUTAINMENT: A BAIT OF AWARENESS CAMPAIGN FOR CAUSES, SYMPTOMS, TYPES AND PREVENTION OF DIABETES IN EBIRALAND
AYOADE JACOB EKUNWALE, Ph.D
Department of Music,
Federal College of Education, Okene,
Kogi State.
Email: bukkayo2006@yahoo.com
www.guildaa.org

ABSTRACT
In traditional African societies, music is inextricably woven into the fabric of life with the mosaic of meaning that makes up the worldviews of different communities. It is interconnected with the other arts, education and exists in performance. Community members participate actively in the process of indigenous music like folk songs and traditional songs sometimes referred to as ‘native song’. Information is fundamental and imperative in human activities. When people are misinformed or under-informed, catastrophe happens. Diabetes is a disease that is common to both learned and unlearned in the society, which if people are aware of the causes, types, symptoms and probably how to manage or prevent it, the rate at which people suffer and die through this dreaded disease would have been reduced. Therefore, this work is set to inform the communities of Ebiraland, the causes, types, symptoms and prevention of diabetes through the use of folk music (‘native songs’) as a bait of awareness campaign. Survey research design method has been chosen as a best method for the study. At the end of this study the communities of Ebiraland would have been informed and sensitized on the causes symptoms and prevention and cure of diabetes in the land. The gap on how to contact hospital and medical practitioner on this particular ailment would have been catered for through this study. Also, it would have served as an eye opener to many around the community on how to take care and prevent diseases, whenever they have health related challenges.

Keywords: Diabetes, Folk song, Information, Ebira communities, symptoms


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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ACADEMICS (IJCA)
ISSN 2536-7110 © 2021 VOL. 5(1), Pp. 32 - 41, © MAY 2021

DIFFICULTIES OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICAL APPLICATIONS AND SKILLS TOWARDS GOOD ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN OGUN STATE
Gbenga-Adeaga, Olubunmi Veronica, Akinbo, J.B. and Koiki, B.M.
Department of Mathematics,
School of Science, Federal College of Education, Abeokuta
Corresponding email: olubunmiadeaga@gmail.com
www.guildaa.org

ABSTRACT
Learning of mathematics affords one the opportunity of acquiring basic skills needed to boost competence in practical activities of any system. This study examined the difficulties of secondary school students in mathematical application and skills towards academic performance in Ogun State, Nigeria. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyse the data collected. The study was conducted using three hundred and sixty (360) students who were randomly selected across the three senatorial districts in Ogun State. The result showed that 36.0% of the respondents were above 19 years of age, while above half (54.7%) of the respondents were male and majority (62.7%) of the respondents acknowledged to be Christians. Above half (51.4%) and few (8.3%) of the students’ have credit and distinction in their academic performance, while above half (54.4%) of the study had moderate attitude towards mathematics teaching. Also, study revealed shortage of qualified mathematics teachers, parent inability of textbook, insufficient teaching aids and so on in the senior secondary schools as major difficulties confronting secondary school students in mathematical application and skills towards their academic performance in the study area.

Keywords: Enhancement, Mathematics, Skills, Application, Student, Secondary, School


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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ACADEMICS (IJCA)
ISSN 2536-7110 © 2021 VOL. 5(1), Pp. 42 - 58, © AUGUST 2021

AN EXPLORATORY FACTORIAL ANALYSIS OF SCIENCE TEACHERS’ PERCEPTION ON PERCEIVED ROLE OF MEDIA IN TEACHING (A CASE STUDY OF SOME SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DELTA STATE.

AKARUE Blessing Okiemute
Department of Agricultural Science Education
College of Education, Warri.
Corresponding email: akarue.blessing@coewarri.edu.ng
www.guildaa.org

ABSTRACT
The main objective of the study was to carry out an exploratory factorial analysis of science teachers’ perceptions of perceived role of media in teaching in some selected secondary schools in delta state. The study was guided by four specific objectives and three research questions .The Sample was 140 teachers from private and public secondary school in Warri-south and Uvwie Local government areas which was selected by purposive and simple random sampling procedure. Frequencies, mean, standard deviation, Interval of Standard Deviation from Mean (ISDM) and exploratory factor analysis were utilized in the study. The 2 factors had Cronbach Alpha reliabilities of (0.84 - 0.92). The data was analyzed using SPSS version 20. The sex distribution therefore has about 51.5% respondents as female and the remaining 48.5% as male. While respondent from private school represents about 85 or 60.7% and more than 52.90% of the teachers are having between 1 - 10years teaching experience. On teacher’s responses on the role of media in teaching and learning the mean perception ranged from 2.4357 to 3.6714 .The result also showed that the medium level of response on media has been most frequently with a frequency of 66 and 47.1%. The results regarding the factor analysis for this measure yielded a two factor solution with eigenvalues greater than 1.0 with a total variance of 47.597% explained of the total variance. KMO was 0.860 which indicates sufficiency of intercorrelations while the Bartlett’s Test of Sphericity was significant (Chi square=1552.327, p< 0.000). This study was carried out to establish the factors of teacher perception on the role of media in the learning process. Two factor themes occurred through data collection and analysis factors that were studied include media as a substitute and teacher centred. Based on this finding, the results of this study have implications for the schools to take into consideration this perception of teachers since they are the implementer of education policies.


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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ACADEMICS (IJCA)
ISSN 2536-7110 © 2021 VOL. 5(1), Pp. 59 - 74, © AUGUST 2021

Assessment of Security Compliance in North-Central Nigeria during the Conduct of 2019 General Election.

OLAYODE, Kayode Adesoye
Department of Political Science School of Arts and Social Sciences,
Federal College of Education Okene, Kogi State
Corresponding email: desokay2000@yahoo.com
www.guildaa.org

ABSTRACT
This research is out to assess security compliance of Nigerians especially in the north-central part of the country in the last general election. The researcher employs Survey research design in the study. The population consisted of Nigerians selected in the major cities of north-central part of Nigeria and sampled opinions of masses to examine politically motivated security issues, consequent on political leadership in Nigeria. The single stage cluster sampling and random sampling techniques were used to select 30 sampling units in six major state capitals and 20 sampling units in Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and 200 respondents that made up of the sample size. Founding shows that insecurity of lives and properties has assumed a crisis dimension in Nigerian politicking especially during election period. It therefore concludes that the citizens need not to die or loose properties at the cost of participating in the nation’s electoral process. With sizeable election-based violence across the country lately witnessed in the last February/March 2019 General Elections sequel to poor level of preparedness displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), this work recommends provision of adequate logistics in security-prone areas in the north-central states to curb incidence of insecurity and other related crises in Nigeria.

Key Words: Election, Security Compliance, Insecurity and Democracy


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INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF CONTEMPORARY ACADEMICS (IJCA)
ISSN 2536-7110 © 2021 VOL. 5(1), Pp. 75 - 85, © SEPTEMBER 2021

APPLICATION OF PAVLOV’S ASSOCIATIVE LEARNING THEORY TO THE TEACHING OF RHYTHM/MELODY IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (JSS) MUSIC EDUCATION

ONWUEKWE, IJEOMA AGATHA (PhD)
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY,
AWKA, ANAMBRA STATE
UDENSI, JOHNSON KELECHUKWU
DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, FEDERAL COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
OKENE, KOGI STATE
www.guildaa.org

ABSTRACT
In music education, theories of learning have contributed to an understanding of how the corresponding instructional theories have caused changes in instructional practices. These theories assist teachers in eliciting students’ learning outcomes. Theories of child development govern the construction of age appropriate for different subject matters. These theories have contributed advances in thinking, educating and teaching the child in formal school settings. They have found acceptance and have also impacted music educators’ thoughts on how to sequence instructions in the classroom. Different emphasis on behavioural/associative, cognitive, constructivist thinking, have shaped the models used to explain how a child learns. This study therefore, highlighted on how the music teacher in the beginners’ class (JSS 1) can use Pavlov’s associative learning theory to teach rhythm melody using simple applausive clap which is the preferred knowledge paired with the musical notes to elicit interest in the teaching of rhythm\melody which is the non-preferred knowledge. The study adopted descriptive survey approach in gathering information for the study. Recommendations on how the teachers can guide students (learners) in identifying and associating the pre-existing\learned concepts or knowledge with some preferred learning variables (instructional materials) in order to elicit students’ interest towards the discovery or acquisition of new concepts\knowledge; provision of conducive learning environment and engagement of the students in creative assignments were made.

Key Words: Election, Security Compliance, Insecurity and Democracy


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