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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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