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PRACTICAL GUIDES TO PROJECT WRITING FOR STUDENTS IN POLYTECHNICS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

                               

More often than not, authors in this subject tend to be quite
sophisticated in their treatment of the various issues involved. The term research, which most authors used in their writings on this subject matter appears advanced and difficult, if not ambiguous, to many students in our tertiary institutions today.

Yet, every prospective graduate in our universities, polytechnics and
colleges of education has an obligation towards project writing as one of the key requirements for the award of certificates. This is against the odd of the unfortunate reality of very weak academic background of such students from the secondary school. Such a weak background probably accounted for the huge tendency, among prospective graduates in tertiary institutions, having preference for copious and unscrupulous duplication of other people’s project works from libraries.
This unfortunate practice has become so prevalent among all categories of students to such an extent that stakeholders in the educational development of Nigeria cannot continue to ignore. This book, therefore, intends to treat the subject of project writing from not just a practical perspective, which had already been done by several books in this area, but more importantly to present it from a rudimentary approach, seeking a basic understanding of the necessary skills required for its successful completion.

It is the belief of this author that the very advanced nature of
presentation adopted by most research methodology writers has helped to discourage many students from seeking a genuine understanding of this easy subject matter. Situations whereby the supervisor himself is hardly experienced enough in this skill further compound this problem. Being an old student of research methodology; both theoretically and practically and coupled with long experience of serving in research-related committees in both the university and the polytechnic systems for over a decade now, this author has come to the conclusion that basic approach to
project writing would be the much long awaited antidotes to this seemingly intractable cankerworm. Hence, the desirability and ample justification for this text.

PRACTICAL GUIDES TO PROJECT WRITING

EFFECTS OF OVERPOPULATION ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN GOVERNMENT SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OWERRI MUNICIPAL COUNCIL OF IMO STATE.

                                    ABSTRACT
The study aimed at establishing the effects of overpopulation on the academic performance of government secondary schools. It is designed to identify the factors that contribute to the increase in students’ population, find out the students – teacher ratio in government secondary schools and also the impact of the increase on the academic performance of students. A descriptive survey design was used, while the population of the study consists of government owned secondary schools in Owerri educational zone. A simple random sampling technique was used to select the four (4) schools out of the nine (9) schools in the zone. The four secondary schools selected have a total population of five thousand five hundred and thirty (5530) students and eighty (80) teachers. The sample size consists of five hundred and fifty four (554) students and eight (8) teachers. Data were represented in a tabular form. A closed format questionnaire with four points likert rating scale was used for data collection, and the mean score were used in analyzing the responses of the research questions. As a result of this research work it was found out that the students – teacher ratio in government secondary schools is between 55 – 60 students per teacher. Some recommendations were made, which include that the ministry of education should give quota on the students enrollment in government secondary schools in order to reduce the number of students per teacher, and infrastructural facilities should be provided to the schools in rural areas in order to avoid students’ migration to the urban areas.

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Call for Papers….

As part of our efforts in encouraging Nigerian Graduates who successfully conducted good research works (projects/ theses) upon graduation, Nigerian Graduates’ Journal is calling for the submission of research papers to be published online for free.

Note: The author must be a Graduate and is expected to have “defended” the work in his/her host University/institution. Publication starts January 2014.

Please visit www.ngjpub.com or contact admin@ngjpub.com for more information or inquiries.

Dr. Hosam Faisal

For Nigerian Graduates’ Journal.

 

Osuji Kenneth Chibuzo (RESUME)

OSUJI KENNETH CHIBUZO (O.D, MNOA, MSAO)
OWERRI, IMO STATE. NIGERIA

Osuji Kenneth .C.,an Optometrist with over five years work experience, practicing in the Health Sector/ Eye care Industry. As an Intern Optometrist, he volunteered for TULSI CHANRAI FOUNDATION,IMO VISION CENTRE, an Indian NGO delivering free Eye Surgeries in Nigeria where he worked as a volunteer. His experience working with the Foundation exposed him to the Eye care challenges/needs of people living in the deep rural areas of Imo state and Nigeria at large. During his National Youth Service year (NYSC) in the far northern state of Gombe, he was actively involved in rendering Community development programs focusing on Eye care through Health Community Development Group, where he served in the capacity of the Vice-President and later as President. He holds a Doctor of Optometry Degree (OD) from Abia State University,Uturu. He is currently the Chief Executive officer (CEO) of Nigerian Graduates’ Journal, an up-coming online journal that would focus on publishing the research works/papers carried out and written by Nigerian graduates and graduate students.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Rawa’At Al-Maha Opticals Est. Riyadh (11/2012-present)
Licenced Optometrist, Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health. Saudi Arabia.
*Detailed internal and external examination of patient’s Eyes.
*Orthoptic training and refraction as provided by Saudi Arabian health ministry.

Specialist hospital Gombe, Gombe State. (6/2011- 7/2012)
NYSC Optometrist (National Youth Service Corp)
*Screening of patients in Out-patient department.
*Detailed internal and external examination of patients eye, treatment and management of eye diseases as provided by Optometrists and Dispensing Optician Registration Board of Nigeria.(ODORBN)
*Planning, conducting outreach Eye screening programs/camps for the Hospital and Community development group.
*Management and Refraction of patients Post-Operation.

COMMUNITY OR VOLUNTEER WORK
Tulsi Chanrai Foundation, Imo Vision centre. (3/2010- 5/2011)
Volunteer Optometrist/Intern
* General screening of Patients in Out-patient Department (OPD) and diagnosing of Pterygium,Cataract and Glaucoma.
*Post-operative objective refraction of patients.
*Post-operative cycloplegic refraction of children above age one and below age ten.
*Planning and conducting outreach Eye screening programs/camps.

EDUCATION & TRAINING
*Abia State University,Uturu. Abia State,Nigeria. (2010)
Doctor of Optometry (OD) Degree.
*Education Trust Fund Leadership Training Conference (2007)
Certificate of participation.
*Unique Computer Institute,Owerri. Imo State Nigeria (2002)
Certificate in Computer operation.
AWARDS &a HONOURS
*Service Award,Health Community Development Group (NYSC) Gombe State. (7/2012)
*Certificate of Outstanding Performance, Government of Gombe State,Gombe. (7/2012)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
*Nigerian Optometrists Association (MNOA)
*Saudi Association of Optometry (MSAO)
*The Arab Society for Forensic Sciences and Forensic Medicine (MASFSFM)
*The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences (Affiliate Member)

SKILLS
*Listening, Research and Teaching skills.