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JEAH Table of Content: January 2016 4(1)

Research Articles

*Atsu, A. M. and Awudu, M.  pp. 001 - 004

CREATING WEALTH THROUGH CBT PRODUCTION UNITS IN TVET INSTITUTIONS IN GHANA

 

           

TWealth is defined by the Word Web as “The state of being rich and affluent; having a plentiful supply of material goods and money, an abundance of material possessions and resources, property that has economic utility: a monetary value or an exchange value” This is what the TVET institutions in Ghana are lacking. Most of the institutions are complaining that Government subventions are not forth coming, so no money to run the institutions. The purpose of this paper is to assess the current situation at the CBT Production Units as alternative means of income generation in the various departments in the Institutions. Questionnaires were administered to Principals of TVET Institutions to seek their views. Also, Heads of Department (HOD) of the institutions and the Workshop Assistants were interviewed. The survey revealed the possibility for the Production Units to raise funds for the institutions; but the major challenge was that, it was difficult for the Principals to compel them to do so. This was because the HODs see the Units as their personal property, and will not take any interference from any Principals. It is recommended that: there should be a laid down rules and regulations regarding income generation by the Production Units, HODs should be held accountable for all work done at the workshop, Job card should be opened for all jobs, and an agreed percentage of income from the Production Units should be paid to the department as incentive.

Keywords: Income generation, CBT, Production Unit, TVET Institution.


Otitigbe Oghenenyerhovwome Festus.  pp. 005-013

THE EFFECT OF TEACHER’S STRIKE ON THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IN IFE NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARE OF OSUN STATE NIGERIA

 

           

This study is to examine and analyze the effect of teacher’s' strike on the educational system in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State. The sample for the study consisted of 85 (eighty five) respondents between 11-19 years of age for student’s and 25-37 for teacher’s. The research instrument used in this study is the questionnaire and a total of eighty five (85) questionnaires were administered to the respondents, (50) student’s and (35) teacher’s. The data collected was edited and simple statistical method such as the percentage was used to illustrate the relationship between the variable analyzed. However, this study has lead us to conclude that the effect of teacher’s strikes has a negative influence on the educational system, which denies the teachers of the provision of fringe benefits, low salary, lack of promotion, shorter working days, political instability and lack of government interest in the educational system. Base on the findings of this study, we recommend that; It is advised that teacher’s should learn to be patient in the face of delayed allowances and arrears. Parents are advised to learn to curb their children even in the face of strike. This could be done by monitoring their study habits, engaging them with academic assignment at home. Despite the fact that the remunerations of teacher’s has been positively appraised, teacher’s still embark on strike because of the failure of government to fulfill promises in the areas of promotion of teacher’s as at when due, payment of long term arrears etc. Conclusively, steps should be taken by the government, teacher’s and the society at large to avoid this problem called strike which is eating up the educational system totally.

Keywords:
Teacher’s Strike, Educational System, Government, Nigeria.


Oladiti Abiodun Akeem1* and Ajibade Samuel Idowu2.  pp. 014-024

URBAN LIVABILITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN COLONIAL IBADAN

 

           

This paper explores how colonial authorities sustained the development of urban life in Ibadan city during the colonial period. Colonial authorities did not sustain urban planning through the provision of infrastructures and urban services, such as environmental hygiene, public health, housing, recreational services and employment, which encouraged people to live in Ibadan. Data for this paper were retrieved from archival materials from the Ibadan office of the Nigerian National Archives. Ibadan served as the capital city and the administrative headquarters of colonial Ibadan. It did not sustainably improve urban life with the provision of infrastructures such as housing, municipal transportation services, road construction, telecommunications, water supply, employment opportunities as well creation of ultra-modern markets and industries. The paper concludes that colonial authorities did not provide sufficient infrastructures and urban services to achieve sustainable development in the city of Ibadan throughout colonial rule.

Keywords:
Urban livability, Colonial rule, Sustainable Development,Transformation, Ibadan.