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This research work was conducted by Raadaa Partners International Limited in partnership with National University Commission and Committee of Vice Chancellors of Nigerian Universities on Online Learning in Nigeria. It was centered on the topic “THE PERCEPTION OF UNIVERSITY LECTURERS, STUDENTS AND POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS ON THE USE OF ONLINE LEARNING IN NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES” with the aim of achieving the specific objective; 1. To know the level of awareness of online learning by age, gender, occupation and geo-political zones in Nigerian universities. 2. To know the level of preference on online teaching, offline teaching and the combination of online teaching and offline teaching among lecturers in Nigerian universities. 3. To know the level of preference on online learning, offline learning and the combination of online learning and offline learning among students in Nigerian universities. 4. To examine employers perception towards hiring online graduates or hiring online and offline graduate in Nigeria.
Information and communication technology (ICT) has grown to be an indispensable part of the contemporary world. It has become pertinent for every organization to attune itself with the changes and improvements associated with this technological revolution. Technology has become a bedrock for the positive transformation of the educational system. In concrete terms, ICT can enhance teaching and learning through its dynamic, interactive, and engaging content; and it can provide real opportunities for individualized instruction. Therefore, it is recommended for all academic institutions to employ technology in administrative and academic activities. Raadaa Partners International Ltd., a foremost research, data and educational technology company, has come up with a concise and detailed research on the digital platform and infrastructural portals available in all tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
LEFT BEHIND: Destiny has a way of playing out itself in everyone’s life. Well for Harriet it’s magical! Harriet was lucky to have been born with a silver spoon. She’s brilliant and beautiful, but she’s never really interested in class activities, especially some “dumb” excursions as she had called it.. To her utmost disappointment, her father signed her permission slip and she had to go … Never did she know that she was about to meet destiny in a strange land, out of site, out of time. It was becoming a fun filled excursion, before an heart breaking interruption and then an earthquake and then darkness….. She missed the excursion bus back home! She has been left behind! In the middle of no where! Harriet is not going to give up now, but her reason to live awaits her in AMAZON… There’s more reason to why she has been LEFT BEHIND… This Romance/Myth will make your imaginations grow wild, so don’t be left behind on this!
BEHIND THE MASK : John the hero watches helplessly while the marine spirit Enyonam devour his life and family. Xosenyo being a savior to John equally suffered for putting all his trust in God but was rewarded for his faith and perseverance. The marine spirits noticing their fall, seek for revenge where they used members of the church to get to their prey. This story seeks to enable the youth know what awaits them when they don’t put God first in whatever they do. It also alerts the church and its leaders to be watchful for how tricky the devil could be. Great message for school authorities and students at the high schools. BEHIND THE MASK is power packed with education, love and romance, inspiration and fun. Enjoy your reading.
AGENT BRYNX I’m Agent BrynX, I worked for Agent X cops. I was fired when the organization found out that I’d told some persons about my identity and what I do for a living… Yea yea, I know it’s dumb and stupid… But then I gat my head in the right places.. I see opportunities and take them. My actions might be so dumb but I’ll succeed.. Now, I’ve got to take down the blackmailers, I’ve also got my wife and baby to protect, and yes I’m a dummy… A big dummy! You gotta believe me, I will always be me – Agent BrynX! You’ve got to be ready for this comedy/action packed crime story…
December 2017, Amasa Fridaus AbdulSalam, a University of Ilorin law graduate wwas denied access into the hall for herCall to Bar Ceremony, which took place at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, for refusing to remove her hijab; the case that generated lot of controversies within the Nigerian law profession and the general public.
Leadership, Policy and Economic Development in Nigeria and Singapore: a Comparative (1960 - 1990) is a sweeping comparison of Nigeria and Singapore on their economic development performances. It further critically assesses how leaderships in the two countries were able to influence these performances through their economic policies and developmental efforts. Particular emphasis is placed on between 1960 and 1990; although post 1990 is briefly captured but strictly on economic policies and performances of successive governments. This book elementrifies foundational reasons why the two countries have divergent economic development statistics despite starting with homologous economic statistics in the 1960s, with cross-national opportunities and constraints. It reveals how the two different and newly independent countries in the 60s followed different paths toward nation building. The correlations between leadership, economic policymaking and implementation, and economic development are established. The period of 1960 to 1990 played key, formative roles in the both countries’ economic development narratives. Within the three decades, Singapore was transformed from a third to first world country while Nigeria was caught up with International Monetary Fund’s Structural Adjustment Program. This Comparative Study captures cross-national differences and finds out lessons Nigeria can learn from Singapore in pursuing an inclusive and sustainable economic development. This book is a fitting primary source for students, scholars and researchers of development studies, public policy, development economics, leadership, governance and regional development.
The invasion of terrorist attacks has changed the face of security operation worldwide. Security has become a common theme considered by almost every person around the world. However, as security personnel already know, the basic concepts and theories of security and loss prevention are not changed by a single event. Antiterroristsprofessionalshadbeenpredicting much of what happened on 9/11 in USA as well as terrorist attacks in Africa in general terms for the past several decades. What is important is that we learn lessons that are present in the development of security operations, apply those that relates to our present situation, modify those that have potential to assist us in our efforts and discard outdated and outmodel ideas and technology. The information presented in Part One with with its recommendations will serve as a basis for understanding and applying the materials presented in Part Two and Three.
The book which is about the origin, theory and practice of Federalism in Nigeria examines the travails and prospects of application of the Federal system of government in the most populous country in the African Continent. The authors argued that the option of federalism is undoubtedly the best option in Nigeria by which too many of the ethnic expressions and identities can be successfully managed. However, they have demonstrated that despite its viability, the application of the federal system of government in Nigeria has met several challenges, ranging from constitutional crises, and the war, too many military interventions/engagements in the nations’ body politic, ethnic nationalism etc. The authors have further shown that at the moment, the prospect of the Nigerian Federalism appear rather bleak and wondered if the system worked well in some other countries why can’t it work in Nigeria? The book is presented in eight chapters: Chapter one deals with Conceptual and Theoretical Issues in which the concept of Power and Federalism is clarified. Chapter two deals with the antecedents and origin of Federalism in Nigeria. Chapter three is concerned with the emergence of political structures along the ancient problem of multi-ethnic and religious identities in Nigeria. The idea of the chapter is to underscore the necessity for federalism in a country with too many nationalities. Chapter four which is a follow upof the previous issues deals with the problem of ethnic minorities in historical perspective. Chapter five is on Federalism under crises in Nigeria. Chapter six examines the shuttle between the successive military and civilian regimes in Nigeria since 1960. Chapter seven is on the controversial issue of Resource Allocation in Nigeria since 1960 to date, while chapter eight examines the prospects of Federalism in the present century. From the foregoing, it is evident that the authors have succeeded in clarifying the basic issues of Federalism in Nigeria.
In this book: Nigerian Politics, Economy and Society Commentaries and Public Lectures on Selected Themes, 2007-2012, Chief Dr Terkura Suswam has brought his sterling intellectual prowess to bear on the interpretation of the attitude of Nigerian political actors and the forces that intertwine politics and economy in Nigerian society. In the political realm, the author trenchantly exposes the irrationality in the character of some Nigerian politicians with moving illustrations in an attempt to show how this has served as a major drawback to popular development in the country. With adequate attention to the existence of positive political forces in Nigeria, the author presents the Nigerian society in the light of a theatre that houses both the positive and negative forces. From an informed standpoint, the author forcefully expresses his optimism in the eventual victory of the positive forces over the negative forces. At the micro level of analysis, the author laments the various political infelicities that have trailed the conscious efforts towards growth and development in Tivland and Benue State since 1976 with special emphasis on the period between 2007 and 2012. His allusion to the fact that Benue State has gallantly overcome some basic political challenges to attain new levels of growth and development in various sectors, especially between 2007 and 2012, is quite assertive and instructive. As much as the issues generated in the book are purely the creative opinion and the intellectual position of the author, it is logical to submit that the utility value of the book resides in its capacity to provoke development thoughts and engender new approaches to the attainment of collective greatness in all human societies.