ABSTRACT The cornerstones of our modern school system are rules of conduct and academic success. While other academics disagreed, some claimed that pupils’ low academic achievement was caused by their high degree of disobedience. However, it has grown crucial in recent years as many schools have traded away discipline, which has resulted in children’s low academic achievement. The purpose of this research was to determine the connections between student academic achievement and school punishment. The primary tool for gathering data for the study was a questionnaire, which used a cross-sectional research survey methodology. To examine the data, a straightforward percentage statistical approach was used. However, the study’s results unmistakably demonstrated that effective school discipline should be supported to govern students’ conduct, which in turn influences their overall academic achievement.
In the Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, this study project sought to investigate the effects of single parenting on senior secondary school student’s academic performance in mathematics. To gather information and data from senior secondary schools in Ondo West Local Government Area of Ondo State, 300 copies of a questionnaire were employed for this research. This research included information on the pupils’ ages, genders, family sizes, and parental occupations. Additionally, it identified the reasons why single parenting is so prevalent in Ondo West Local Government. The impacts of single parenting on teens and single parents were further explored in this research. Additionally, it demonstrated how single parenting affected kids’ academic success. Similarly, this research showed how single parenting affects society. The significance of parent-child relationships and parental engagement in kids’ academic performance was also highlighted by this research. Finally, this research has contributed to the development of several approaches that may significantly mitigate the risky impacts of single parenting on senior secondary kids’ academic performance in mathematics.
The growing impact of abortion on female students at Adeyemi College of Education Ondo served as the inspiration for this research. This study’s main goals are to investigate how abortion is seen in the Bible and how that viewpoint may have an impact on female students at Adeyemi College of Education Ondo’s academic, spiritual, and physical well-being. Adeyemi College of Education Ondo is the study location. 100 pupil were chosen at random from a population of 15,000 for the research. Interviews are employed as the data collection approach. To direct the study, the researcher came up with four research questions. Data was gathered and examined. According to the results, the majority of respondents believe that abortion has no harmful effects on a person’s physical, mental, or spiritual health. Additionally, parental involvement, abandonment, poverty, and a dysfunctional family are factors of abortion. The majority of respondents note that sadness, a propensity toward suicide, mental health issues, and infertility are among the impacts of abortion. They also mention that these effects may be reduced by the creation of consultation centers and public awareness campaigns. After the study’s conclusion, various suggestions were given, including the need for excellent family planning products, youth-friendly clinics, poverty eradication to enhance living standards, and media education of the general public, particularly teens, about the consequences of abortion.
There are five chapters in this work, The Impact of Religion on the People of Ile-Oluji; the first chapter provides background information, the rationale for the research, the purpose, the scope, the restriction of the work to Ile-Oluji, methods, and a literature review. The town’s ethnography is mentioned in the passage that tells its history. The third chapter looked at Ile-indigenous Oluji’s beliefs before the introduction of outside religion. It also highlights the impact of religion on residents’ politics, economics, and cultural practices. The study concludes that religion in Ile-Oluji might be seen as a force for societal change.
This research study is intended to look at the relationship between the academic performance of secondary school students in Delta State’s Ethiope East Local Government Area and their learning environment. Four research hypotheses were developed and evaluated in light of this. To collect replies, a total of 100 copies of the questionnaire were given to 100 randomly selected students from five (5) different schools. A questionnaire was employed as the study’s instrument, and the data gathered from respondents were analyzed using the Chi-Square statistic. The results show that there is a significant correlation between the physical features of the learning environment and student’s academic performance in secondary schools, as well as between teachers’ attitudes toward their jobs and students’ academic performance in secondary schools, students’ attitudes toward learning, and the teachers’ attitudes toward their jobs. Additionally, the table demonstrates that there are correlations among all results. Based on this, conclusions and suggestions were drawn.
Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, 63rd Inaugural Lecture; given on September 21, 2011
This study was created as a tool to evaluate how Christianity has affected traditional religion. Each ethnic group in Africa has its way of worshiping God, whom they refer to by a variety of names. For instance, the Igbo named Him Chukwu, the Hausa called Him Allah, the Yoruba called Him Olodumare, the Urhobo called Him Oghene, and so on. As Christianity and Islam spread over Africa, they denounced traditional African religions because they believed that they were not conducive to Africans embracing Christianity. The aforementioned comment caused strife, division, and bewilderment in society. The research is focused on the issue of conflict between indigenous religion and the influence of Christianity in Ilutitun-osooro, which is located in the ondo state’s okitipupa local government district. Indigenous religions persisted in exhibiting life everywhere despite the ferocity of Christian missionary efforts and centuries of Muslim preaching that have defined the history of many areas of Africa. This is evident in the ancestor sacrifices, magic and divination rituals, and the worship of African deities. Many Africans now believe that their native religion is superstitious, immoral, and unideal, and they also reject other beliefs and behaviors as being archaic. Despite all of Christianity’s efforts to eradicate it, the ideas are still widely held. According to this research or course, native traditional religion seems to be as fetishistic or primitive as the missionary had said. The reason for this is that certain aspects of this belief’s practice included human fornication, the death of twins, abduction during particular festivals, and many other taboos that its members abhor. It has been found that the introduction of Christianity to Ilutitun-osooro in the Okitipupa Local Government Area of Ondo State has had a significant beneficial impact on the local population in a variety of areas, including social, political, economic, educational, religious, and communication. Additionally, it was found that generally speaking, Christianity had a significant impact on every aspect of Africans’ life.
THE MAKURDI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF BENUE STATE’S UNIVERSITIES’ FACTORS IMPACTING THE LEARNING OF MATHEMATICS
The language and analytical tools that support a large portion of our scientific and industrial research and development are provided by mathematics, which is of utmost significance to contemporary civilization. There is no denying that mathematics is one of the fundamental foundations of any scientific advancement. In the era of the information revolution, it is essential to teach contemporary mathematics since all innovations, including vehicles, trains, computers, and missiles, are subject to the principles of arithmetic (Salamah, a., 2003). Herbert, K. (1978), who sees mathematics as the Queen and servant of science, studied the significance of mathematics in scientific activity. Many essential sectors of the knowledge economy, including the banking, engineering, and ICT sectors, depend on mathematical ideas, models, and methodologies. Additionally, mathematics plays a critical role in citizens’ achievements and employment prospects. (Smith, 2004) In recent years, mathematics has come under more and more scrutiny as society has come to recognize its promise in a wide range of fields. Despite this, a significant amount of recent study on the mathematical proficiency of students in postsecondary settings has shown a drop in both the level of mathematics in this nation and many other nations (Rylands and Coady 2009; MacGillivary 2009; Hourigand and O’ Donoghue 2007). It is now required to research this, taking into account both the significance of mathematics in contemporary culture and the deterioration in mathematical standards. This depended on several perceived elements, including the physical setting, the pupils’ interests, the teaching technique, and others. Libraries, labs, and technical workshops are part of the physical school system, and aspects like class size and housing in dorms have an impact on student’s academic achievement (Ajayi, 2001 Oluchyukwo, 2000). Additionally, there are socio-psychological elements, such as instructors’ training, the quality of their education, and their attitudes (Buker & Ibi, 2003; Caleb, 2001). (Umoninyang &Okpala, 2001) To improve kids’ academic performance in mathematics, the school setting should continue to be carefully considered and regulated. The government, parents, lecturers, and even students themselves have expressed concern over the problem of students’ low academic performance at Nigerian colleges. The effectiveness of the coordination of the school environment, as well as the lecturers’ fulfillment of their tasks, determines the quality of education (Ajao, 2001) The distance that students live from the school campus determines how much their learning could be improved, as students who live closer to the campus will generally be more punctual to arrive at school. It also depends on the design of the students’ classrooms, the availability of instructional and laboratory facilities, and other factors. It is believed that a well-planned school would set up desired outcomes in a way that will assist the kids’ academic achievement, effective teaching and learning processes, and excellent social, political, and economic independence. Another crucial element is the students’ enthusiasm for (or worry about) mathematics. Ashcraft, M.H., (2002) defines mathematics anxiety as a state of tension, worry, or dread that impairs one’s ability to complete mathematical tasks. Numerous additional elements, such as the student’s gender, socioeconomic status, prior academic performance, and classroom influences—including the student’s opportunities to learn inside the classroom, which is frequently a measure of time exposed to a learning situation—as well as the instruction instructional practices used in the classroom—contribute significantly to determining the students’ readiness to learn. This study will evaluate how the above-listed elements impact students’ learning of mathematics in universities in the Makurdi Local Government Area of Benue State in Nigeria as a supplement to those studies.
This research looks at the impact of concrete objects on secondary school student’s understanding of certain mathematical concepts. Twenty (20) students from each of five (5) senior high schools participated in the achievement exam, which was developed using a quasi-experimental pre-test, post-test, and control group design. A T-test was used to evaluate the data acquired. The study’s summary, suggestions, and conclusion about the impact of concrete objects on the understanding of certain mathematical ideas are provided at the end.