Research Publications

Asodike, Juliana D.


AUTHOR:         Nnabuo, Peter O.M. and Asodike, Juliana D.(2012) 


The roles education and schooling play in contributing to sustainable development is the focal point of this paper. It is very necessary to give attention to ways of promoting sustainable development through means such as formal, non-formal, informal education and skill development for employability in the light of the present political and social realities. 

Keywords: education, skill development, sustainable development



TITLE:              Managing large classes in developing countries

AUTHORS:    Juliana D Asodike, Victoria C Onyeike(2016)


The reasons for large classes in developing countries are not far from the favourable government policies in the provision for free and compulsory basic education. This is in line with the global initiative for universal basic education coupled with the rapid population growth and awareness that a literate population is more productive than an illiterate one. Experience has shown that large classes or overcrowded classrooms affect the quality of education delivered in the school system. Teachers find it difficult to manage and teach effectively in large classes. This article explored the concept of large class size, its characteristics and management. The suggestions on processes of effective teaching and evaluating learning in large classes in developing economies like Nigeria preferred in this article will not only contribute to the existing literature but also assist teachers in their efforts to meet the expectations of the teaching profession.

KEYWORDS: Class size, Large Class, Management, Developing Economies





AUTHORS:    Juliana D. Asodike, Clinton L Ikpitibo(2012)


Education is widely regarded as the route to economic prosperity, the key to scientific and technological advancement, the means to combat unemployment, and the foundation of social equity. Based on this fact, the Federal Government of Nigeria like other developing countries has at different times made frantic efforts in increasing the number of children enrolled in primary schools though there are still many more who are not enrolled and who do not complete the programme. This massive expansion has been possible by the infusion of large sums of monetary allocation to primary education. Although the functionality of this level of education is not doubted, in addition to the structural changes made to improve the system, it has been saddled with problems ranging from issues of enrolment, funding, infrastructure, teaching personnel and curriculum provisions. This paper discusses the functionality of primary education and some of the structural changes made to meet the demands of the society. Furthermore, it highlights the earlier identified issues as they affect primary education delivery in Nigeria.




TITLE:            Analysis of Student’ Productivity in Secondary Schools in Bayelsa State, Nigeria

AUTHORS:    Juliana D. Asodike, Vincent Obara Ossai(2015)


The study investigated students’ productivity in secondary schools in Bayelsa State. The population of the study was 167 secondary schools with 2,487 teachers in Bayelsa State. A sample size of 497 teachers was drawn using the stratified sampling technique, which represented 20% of the population.  The instrument used was the questionnaire titled Students and Teachers Education Productivity Questionnaire (STEPQ) with a reliability co-efficient index of .733. Document analysis was also used. Five (5) research questions guided the study. Mean, standard deviation, graph and chart were used for the data analysis. The findings of the study revealed a low level of students’ academic performance (50.2%) even when there were more qualified teachers in the schools with high teacher/student ratio of 1:16. It was recommended that teachers should be properly supervised to improve their teaching methods. Extra time should be spent to teach students after school and teachers should be compensated for such additional efforts to keep students busy instead of idling and wasting their time on feverous activities after school in the community.

Keywords:      Education, Student’s Productivity, Descriptive Method, descriptive method, Bayelsa State




TITLE:            Assessment of the 2012/2013 Rivers State teachers’ recruitment exercise: Implications for students’ productivity

AUTHORS:    Juliana D. Asodike, Veronica A. Enoch(2015)


The article focuses on the last teachers’ recruitment exercise by the Rivers State Government, which was concluded in the 2012/2013 school year. Its main purpose was to assess this process and its implications for student productivity. Four questions were raised to guide this assessment. The online list of the 13,120 recruited teachers for both the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Senior Secondary Schools Board (SSSB) served as the data for the assessment. Descriptive statistics were used for the data analyses. The assessment revealed that when the whole exercise was placed under the searchlight of teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) stipulated requirements and international accepted requirements for recruiting teachers, it fell below expectation. It showed that the female gender dominates the newly recruited workforce, despite cries of gender imbalance and declining male presence in the teaching sector. It was recommended amongst others that both government and private organizations should take into cognizance the TRCN rules and regulations on teachers’ recruitment and follow them in future recruitment exercises. Teachers without teaching qualifications should be given a two-year period program to obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.

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