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Articles by J.B. Ayodele
Total Records ( 2 ) for J.B. Ayodele
  J.B. Ayodele
  Quality basic education is the cornerstone for sustainable socio-economic development of a nation. The launching of the Universal Basic Education Programme by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 30th September 1999 is a clear evidence of the nationís commitment to the Jomtien declaration on the move towards a drastic reduction of illiteracy within the shortest time frame. Nigeria is committed to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in achieving Universal Basic Education by 2015. Records however, showed that before the launch of the UBE programme in 1999, the transition rate from primary school to junior secondary school was 43.7%. This implies that 56.3% primary school pupils may likely grow into adulthood as illiterates. In recent times, the demand for education is on the increase in view of the increased consciousness about the role of education in enhancing upward socio-economic mobility. At the same time, sectoral competition for the nationís meagre resources is on the increase. Consequently, the government alone cannot meet the massesí need for quality basic education. Therefore, private sector participation in the ownership and control of schools is inevitable as complimentary to government efforts. The implications of this on access to basic education and quality assurance are notable. Private sector initiatives in the provision of basic education should therefore be properly coordinated through effective monitoring and supervision for quality assurance. This will enable the country to reach the goal of achieving quality Universal Basic Education in 2015.
  J.B. Ayodele and O. Abiodun-Oyebanji
  This study investigated personnel and physical resource utilization in government-owned and financed primary schools in South West, Nigeria. The descriptive research design carried out Ex post facto was adopted in the study. The simple random sampling technique was used to 55 head teachers used for the study. Data obtained through a data collection format were subjected to statistical analysis to determine the Time Utilization Rate (TUR), Space Utilization Rate (SUR), Globar Utilization Rate (GUR) and Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR). The Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was used to test the hypothesis raised at 0.05 level of significance. Findings from the study revealed that more qualified teachers and more female teachers were concentrated in the urban schools. The study also found out that over 50% of the school buildings in rural areas are in bad state, whiles some good buildings in the rural areas were not put into effective use. Library and laboratory facilities were found to be grossly inadequate. The study also found out that although there is a higher level of consistency in the distribution of teachers in the urban centers, teachers were grossly underutilized as manifested in low PTR. In view of the above, there is the need to reactivate peopleís confidence in public schools through making the schools to the `child-friendly`. In addition, teachers should be fairly distributed among schools on the basis of sex, qualification and location.
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