Languages of Education in Nigeria: Extent of Implementation in the (UBE) Schools in Ebonyi State

Adaobi F. Okonkwo


APA 6th edition
Okonkwo, A.F. (2016). Languages of Education in Nigeria: Extent of Implementation in the (UBE) Schools in Ebonyi State. IJEM - International Journal of Educational Methodology, 2(1), 51-58. doi:10.12973/ijem.2.1.51

Harvard
Okonkwo A.F. 2016 'Languages of Education in Nigeria: Extent of Implementation in the (UBE) Schools in Ebonyi State', IJEM - International Journal of Educational Methodology , vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 51-58. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.12973/ijem.2.1.51

Chicago 16th edition
Okonkwo, Adaobi F. . "Languages of Education in Nigeria: Extent of Implementation in the (UBE) Schools in Ebonyi State". (2016)IJEM - International Journal of Educational Methodology 2, no. 1(2016): 51-58. doi:10.12973/ijem.2.1.51

Abstract

The study focused on languages of education in Nigeria and extent of implementation in the (UBE) Schools in Ebonyi State. The study adopted a descriptive survey design. The population of the study constituted all the Universal Basic Education teachers in the 13 LGA of the State. A sample study of 555 respondents was selected using proportionate stratified random sampling technique which reflected teachers in the urban and the rural schools. The instrument used was questionnaire which was validated and trial tested for reliability and a value of 0.84 was obtained. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t- test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significant. Findings showed that languages in education were implemented to a low extent and that extent of materials that enhance languages’ effective implementation were made available to a low extent which were more experienced in schools in rural areas. It was recommended that teachers should embrace stipulations of the Government based on the National Policy on Education and that the government should embark on training and retraining of teachers on different languages in Nigerian Education and provide other resources for effective language implementation.

Keywords: Languages in Nigeria education, universal basic education, national policy on education, English language, indigenous languages, implementation.


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