Teachers’ Perception on Dimension of Moral Decadence among Secondary School Students

Teachers’ Perception on Dimension of Moral Decadence among Secondary School Students in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Review of Related Literature

The review of related literature is carried out under the following sub-heading:

  • Conceptual framework of morality
  • Theoretical review of morality
  • Review of related empirical studies
  • Summary of related literature reviewed.

Conceptual Framework. 

Morality as a concept is elusive and highly nebulous to give a particular definition to morality deals basically with humans and how they relate to other beings, both humans and non-humans. It deals with how human treat other being so as to promote mutual welfare, growth, creatively and meaning as they strive for what is good over what is wrong. Shrishim and Apenda as cited by utusa (2010) traced the concept of morality to its ontological pedigree thus;

Morality is said to come from latin word ‘moralis’ which means habits, customs, way of life and standards of human behavior. The word is akin to the Greek “ethos” which means character. This refers to good or bad, right or wrong behavior, conduct etc. (p. 5B). Read More »

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Geology of Ngbo Area

Geology of Ngbo Area

  Introduction

Ngbo and its environs are part of the sediments of Ezeaku formation in southeastern Nigeria. It has four lithologies of laminated black shale, Siltstone, bioturbated sandstone, and limestone units in order of oldest to the youngest. Ngbo and it’s environs was studied using surface geological mapping with the major of identifying of the geological features. Thereby establishing the depositional history and constructing the local stratigraphy of the area.

  • Location and Accessibility of the Area

The study area is Ngbo and its environs in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. It is geographically located between latitudes 6o 251N to 6o 301N and longitudes 7o551 E to 8o 001 E covering a total area of about 81 km2. It is located in the southern extension of the Benue Trough and Western limb of Abakaliki anticlinorium. It is within the North West region of Ebonyi State.

The area was accessed through Enugu-Abakaliki Express Road and Ezza – Ngbo and Effium Road through a network of tarred roads. During the fieldwork, vehicles, motorcycles and footpaths were employed to aid accessibility and movement to outcrops located where motor cycle where not able to access (Fig. 1) Read More »

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Investigation into Fraudulent Financial Management Practices in Local Government System

Investigation into Fraudulent Financial Management Practices in Local Government System

Chapter Two

Review of Related Literature

This chapter deals with the review of relevant and related literature to this study. To further lay a solid foundation to the study, the literature was reviewed under the following headings; Conceptual frameworks, theoretical framework, review of empirical studies and summary of literature review.

  1. Conceptual Framework
  • Concept of local governments
  • Concept of financial management
  • Concept of Fraud in local government
  • Causes of fraudulent financial management in local government system
  • Impact of the fraudulent financial management in local government system
  1. Theoretical Framework
  2. Empirical Studies
  3. Summary Of Reviewed Literature

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Challenges to Effective Teaching and Learning of Technical Drawing

Challenges to Effective Teaching and Learning of Technical Drawing

Introduction

Background of the Study

Technology education programme is offered in the universities and some colleges of education (technical). Olaltan (1996). The major objectives of technology education programme in Nigeria are; (i) To meet the manpower needs of the nation’s secondary, technical and technological institutions (ii) to assist in increasing the occupational options available to youths after graduation (iii) to help motivate the students in skill learning for occupations through the technology teacher. Obi (2005) identified mechanical, electrical/electronics, building/woodwork, technical drawing and computer. Technology as the areas of specialization in technology education. Read More »

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Utilization of Information Communication Technology Tools In Enhancing Students Performance in Building Drawing

Availability and Utilization of Information Communication Technology Tools In Enhancing Students Performance in Building Drawing In Technical College in Ebonyi State

Introduction

Background to the Study

Building drawing, also known as drafting or draughting, is the act and discipline of composing plans that visually communicate how something functions or has to be constructed. Drafting is the visual language of industry and engineering. A drafter, draftsperson, or draughtsman is a person who makes drawing (Building or otherwise). A professional drafter who makes Building drawings is sometimes called a drafting technician (David 2000.) People who communicate with Building drawings, (those who design and those who are trades people), may use Building standards that define practical symbols, perspectives, units of measurement, notation systems, visual styles, or layout conventions. These enable a drafter to communicate more concisely by using a commonly understood convention. Together, such conventions constitute a visual language, and help to ensure that the drawing is unambiguous and relatively easy to understand (Richard 2004). Read More »

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problem of school dropout encountered by secondary school principals

problem of school dropout encountered by secondary school principals

Background of the Study

The value and functionality of any educational system lie in its ability to actualize the goals of education. The goals of national educational system and indeed national development become like mirage if students drop out of school is not encouraged and instituted (Nwadiani, 2005). Till date, education still remains the best tool for an objective assessment and evaluation of what the government has achieved after a period of time. Hence, any action that undermined education poses a great threat to the validity and reliability of development of the economy. Unfortunately, the problem of school dropouts encountered by secondary schools has become a contemporary shame (Nwadiani, 2005). This is because of the phenomenon of student dropouts that has become endemic in the educational system. Read More »

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Impact of unemployment on economic growth in Nigeria

Impact of unemployment on economic growth in Nigeria (1981-2012)

                                                                     Chapter One

Introduction

1.1 Background to the study

One of the greatest challenges facing the Nigeria economy is unemployment which has maintained a rising trend over the years. Unemployment is generally seen as a macro-economic problem as well as a socio-economic problem. Unemployment arises as a result of insufficient and non-availability of jobs to correspond with the growing population, even those who are unemployed due to job insecurity and retrenchment of workers. There is employment of factors of production if they are engaged in production (Asoluka and Okezie, 2011). The term unemployment could be used in relation to any of the factors of production. However, with reference to labour, there is unemployment if it is not possible to find job for all those who are eligible and able to work. Labour is said to be underemployed if it is working below capacity or not fully utilized in production (Akintoye, 2008). According to Noko (2013) unemployment in Nigeria is defined as the proportion of labour force that was available for work but did not work in the week proceeding the survey period for at least 39hours. Read More »

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Effects of Nigerian Pidgin English on students of Tertiary Institution

Effects of Nigerian Pidgin English on students of Tertiary Institution

                                                                 CHAPTER 1

Background to the Study:

The term pidgin is used to refer to a language which develops in a situation where speakers of different languages have a need to communicate but do not share a common language. Once a pidgin has emerged, it is generally learned as a second language and used for communication among people who speak differently.

Language is the most creative and unlimited instrument for social communication and it helps us to understand the deep seated social relevance, culture involvement and the human relatedness of language. Having said this, we can therefore agree that pidgin is a language of its own and not just a supplementary tongue as some people see it, since it serves as an unlimited instrument of social communication especially in a multilingual community as Madona University. Read More »

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Economic Crunch on Effective Administration of Secondary Schools

Influence of Economic Crunch on Effective Administration of Secondary Schools (Case Study of Eungu South Local Government Area)

Chapter Two

Review of Related Literature

In this chapter the researcher will review related works of some scholars which will provide a framework for the current study. The review will be done under the following sub-headings:

  • Conceptual framework
  • School administration and economic crunch
  • Causes of economic crunch in Nigeria
  • Managing schools in a period of economic crunch
  • Impact of economic crunch on secondary education in Nigeria
  • Summary of review of related literature

Conceptual Framework

        Komolafe, Fiakpa, Adekoya and Igbikiowudo (2008:25) writing on “Global financial crunch: Nigeria Panics”, opined that economic crunch could be called economic “go-slow”, just like traffic jams which grind vehicular movement to a halt, with attendant man-hour losses, physical and emotional stress. Economic crunch literarily brings down the growth of an economy and when such an economy is the largest in the world, then one needs not wonder why the rest of the world is catching cold. Read More »

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Reducing Truancy among Secondary School Students

Reducing Truancy among Secondary School Students in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State

Chapter Two

Review of Related Literature

Introduction

The frequent absence from school by students is what is known as truancy. An observation of our school attendance register will reveal that many students keep themselves away from school most of the time. Irregular schools attendance affects the students’ school work adversely. There is no doubt that teachers, parents and government have been making frantic efforts to reduce this misbehaviour (Okafor, 1982). However, the truth remains that this problem has continued to increase. Truants generally, roam the streets, visit where they make funny play, dink, make noise, etc.

Truancy leads to dropping out of school. Introducing of changes in school programmes such as change in school time table, change in sports activities, debate society and other extracurricular activities can help to reduce truancy in secondary schools (Okafor, 1982).

Related literature to this study was organized under the following sub-headings:

  • Teachers’ role towards reducing truancy among secondary school students.
  • Governments (educational administrators) role in reducing truancy in schools.
  • Parents/guardians contributions in reducing truancy in secondary schools.
  • Students’ role in minimizing truancy in secondary schools.

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