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Influence of Principals’ Mentorship on Job Performance of Subordinate in Secondary Schools in Abia State

This study examined the influence of principals’ mentorship on the task performance of subordinates in public secondary schools in Abia state. The population of the study is 4476 consisting of 207 vice principals and 4269 teachers in public secondary schools in Abia State (SEMB, 2015). A descriptive survey design was used for the study. Three research questions and one null hypothesis were formulated to guide the study which was tested at 0.05 level of significance. A sample size of 509 respondents’ consisting of 83 vice-principals and 426 teachers were selected from 4476 population using a stratified random sampling technique. The instrument for data collection was a researcher-developed questionnaire titled “Influence of Principal’s Mentorship on Job Performance of Subordinate Questionnaire” (IPMJPSQ). A 15-item questionnaire was designed using a four-point rating scale and validated by three experts in the Department of Science Education and the Department of Educational Management. The reliability of the instrument was determined using Cronbach Alpha which yielded a coefficient of 0.86. The data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviations to answer the research questions and t-test statistics to test the hypothesis. The result of the analysis revealed that the opinions of vice principals and teachers with regard to principals’ exposure of vice principals and teachers on their task performance to instructional leadership, fostering a friendly atmosphere, keeping good and community relations, were to a high extent. The study, hence recommended that Proper principal mentorship skills and strategies should be adequately put in place in secondary schools in Abia State to improve our educational system and tasks performed by subordinates, proper in-service training should be provided to vice principals and teachers in school and School principals as administrators should properly guide and communicate to vice principals and teachers on the rules and regulations of the school as well as the things they are supposed to do and the one they are not supposed to do. Finally, school principals as administrators should mentor new teachers in different school locations in Abia State.

Keywords: Principals’ Mentorship, Task Performance, Subordinates, Secondary Schools

Okonkwo, C. S. (2024)

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The Socioeconomic Impact of the Establishment of Federal University Kashere on the Kashere Community, Gombe State, Nigeria

This research study endeavours to explore the profound impact of the establishment of Federal University Kashere on the socioeconomic landscape of the Kashere community, situated in the Akko local government area of Gombe state, Nigeria. The primary objective of this paper is to comprehensively assess the implications of Federal University Kashere’s establishment on the socioeconomic aspects of the lives of the local inhabitants, all within the broader context of the social and economic transformations experienced by the community since the university’s inception. Data collection for this study was carried out through the administration of a structured questionnaire, with a reliability score of 7.8 using Chronbak Alpha The sample size consisted of 265 respondents, encompassing both male and female inhabitants who were randomly selected to represent the diverse demographic composition of the community. The research findings unequivocally indicate that the establishment of Federal University Kashere has led to a tangible increase in the standard of living among the local population. Although respondents are concerned about the university’s operations causing deforestation, noise pollution, increased water consumption, and sanitary problems, they also differ on other topics, including traffic congestion, soil quality, groundwater contamination, and flood hazards.

Keywords: Social Economics, Federal university of Kashere, Kashere Community, Gombe State

Yunisa A. Y.; Mohammed, A. U. & Okekwu, A. M. (2024)

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Education stands as a crucial instrument in achieving sustainable national development. To attain this, it is essential to enhance the quality of education. This study is thus centred on the revitalization of Economics education for sustainable development in Nigeria. The necessity for Economics education in Nigerian educational institutions has arisen due to the alarming youth unemployment rates prevailing throughout the country. The surge in school enrollments has led to the establishment of more educational institutions, but this has not been matched by a corresponding increase in industries to absorb the numerous graduates annually produced. Consequently, youth unemployment has emerged as a troubling trend in Nigerian society. Nigeria has faced challenges in attaining the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and Vision 20:2020. This paper critically assesses the government’s efforts to address youth unemployment through the introduction of Economics education training programs for jobless youths, aiming to reduce poverty and social issues prevalent among Nigerian youth. The paper further highlights that Economics education exposes individuals to a wide array of activities, fostering the development of a diverse skill set, creativity, innovation, and self-reliance. However, the primary challenge facing Economics education in Nigeria remains the issue of funding. Therefore, the paper recommends that governments at all levels should intensify their efforts by providing sufficient funds to ensure the sustainability of Economics education in Nigerian educational institutions.

Keyword: Revitalizing, Economics Education, Sustainable Development, Nigeria.

Obaizamomwan I. D. (2024)

Revitalising the Economics Education for Sustainable Development in Nigeria, Obaizamomwan, I. D. 143-152


The study assessed the impact of the role of the Old Students’ Association on secondary school financing in Gboko L.G.A of Benue State. Three research questions and one hypothesis guided the study. The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. Fifteen (10) principals and hundred (100) teachers making a total of 110 respondents from 10 secondary schools constituted the sample of the study. A structured 15-item four-point rating scale questionnaire titled Impact of Old Students Associations Questionnaire (IOSAQ) was constructed by the researchers and used to collect data for the study. Data obtained for the study were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while the chi-square (x2) test of goodness of fit was used to test the hypothesis. The null hypothesis was tested at a 0.05 level of significance. The finding of the study revealed that the Old Students Association’s‟ contribution to school recruitment of teachers and maintenance of students‟ discipline significantly affects secondary school management in Gboko LGA of Zone B Senatorial District of Benue State. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that government, private individuals and organizations especially Old Student Associations should be encouraged through policies to contribute to the provision of quality schools’ human resources and maintenance of discipline for the safety of the students, since they are the past beneficiaries and products of secondary educational institutions in Gboko LGA.

Keywords: Education, Financing, Old Students Associations, Secondary schools

Timothy T. I. & Benjamin G. J. (2024)

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The study investigates the roles of vocational and technical Education as a driving force for achieving Sustainable Economic Development in Nigeria, particularly in the plateau state. It is a well-known fact that unemployment is a major social and economic problem facing Nigeria and indeed Plateau state resulting in poverty, hunger, myriads of insecurity and other challenges which slow down economic development. Therefore, vocational-technical education serves as a key to the sustainable economic development of any nation. To achieve this, two research questions guided the study. A descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The researcher used a structured questionnaire to gather answers from the participants. The sample of the study was 300 which comprised 50 lecturers, 100 post-graduate students and 150 undergraduate students who equally responded to the questionnaire. The data collected was analyzed using arithmetic mean (X̅) to answer the research questions The result obtained showed that Vocational Education plays a crucial role in driving sustainable economic development. Based on this finding, it was recommended that the federal government in collaboration with state and Local Governments should provide functional and efficient vocational training centres throughout the entire 774 Local Government Areas of the Federation to encourage both literate and non-literate society to acquire one form of skill or the other skill acquisition that will promote industrialization. Such training institutions or centres should be made free for all interested Nigerians. There should be adequate funding from the government every year. Finally, there should be massive sensitization and awareness to parents and children, youths and adults in the country to acquire one form of vocational education or the other.

Keywords: Vocational Education, Catalyst, Sustainable Development, Economic Development

Omajawu, W. (2024)

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