Nigerian Journal Of Educational Research - Volume 7 - No. 1

Volume  7, No. 1, August, 2007

The purpose of the Nigerian journal of educational research (NIJER) is to provide opportunities for the publication of substantial and research papers in the various disciplines in education.

The journal publishes article, which reflect diverse areas of interest to educators, particularly stimulating research study reports, theoretical formations and other related article relevant to education in a socio-cultural system such as Nigeria.  The journal will also publish contributions from other parts of the world.


Gender, Educational Attainment and Fertility Among the Esan of Nigeria.


This study was basically interested in the relationship between gender and educational attainment and how this relationship influence fertility among the Esan of Nigeria.  The survey research and focus group discussion were employed to elicit information from the sampled respondents.  Due to the variables under investigation, married couples were systematically sampled from selected clusters, in the area of study.  The Enumeration Area (EAs) demarcated in the 1991 populations census forms the sampling frames.  A total of 660 couples formed the sampled while ten (10) focus group discussion sessions were held.  The study explained that though educational attainment, especially, female education, has inverse relationship with fertility, it does not automatically translate into lower fertility.  Female education was found to encourage participation in family life discussion but decisions are taken by men.  Family planning activities were observed not to be the prerogative of women.  Approval are often sort and obtained from husbands.  It is therefore recommended that while encouraging educational attainment for the girl-child at all levels, men should henceforth be integrated into activities geared towards reducing fertility rate since they play active role in family life decisions.


Effective Communication in a Large Class Via C.C.T.V: Lecturers / Students Perception

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This study examined the views of the University of Lagos academic community (lecturers and students) on the use of CCTV for effective communication in large classes. 300 respondents made up of 100 lecturers and 200 students were randomly selected for the purpose of this study. The Lecturers Perception Questionnaire (LPQ) and the Students perception Questionnaire with reliability coefficient of 0.75 and 0.82 respectively were used for the collection of data. The two null hypotheses generated for the study were tested at 0.05 alpha level using the t-test statistical tool. It was discovered that years of experienced played a major role in the perception of the less and highly experienced lecturers about the use of Closed-Circuit Television for effective communication in large classes. Students and lecturers were found to be positively unanimous in perception on the subject of the study. It was suggested that lecturers should not be phobic about achieving effective communication in large classes; rather, they should focus more on timely utilization of the appropriate technology that can enhance effective communication in large classes.