This study examines the influence of parenting style on the academic performance of students in secondary school using four selected secondary schools in Agege Local Government Area of Lagos State as case study. One hundred students were randomly selected from these schools. One hundred parents were also randomly selected from Agege Local Government. Four hypotheses were developed to test the correlation between parenting style and academic performance of students in secondary school Questionnaire was used to gather data on gender, age, study skills habits, and family description. To determine parenting style, parents completed the Parenting Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire, while the students completed a peer-rating. Data was analyzed using percentage. Also, as hypothesized, academic performance of students in the selected schools was significantly positively correlated with a good parenting style. The research contends that parental involvement at all grade levels can assist in the academic and behavioral performance of students. Hence, it is suggested that similar research with relevant research methodology should be used in carrying out research in other states of the federation to ascertain the degree of conformity which this research have on the correlation between parenting style and academic performance of students in Nigeria.
This study examines the effects of personality of the teacher on school discipline using some selected secondary schools in Wukari Local Government Area of Taraba State as case study. This study adopts the descriptive survey design. The research made use of a standardized questionnaire for data collection for the study. One hundred (100) students were randomly selected from four secondary schools in the area. Four hypotheses were tested and the result showed that teachers’ personality affects the school discipline especially in the classroom situation, on the assembly ground and outside the school setting. Based on the findings, appropriate training programme should be given to teachers in regard to behaviour modelling and positive personality development which in-turn impacts school discipline.
The study examines the historical development of Nigerian peacekeeping mission under the auspices of the United Nations Security Council from 1960 to 2009 using Sierra Leone as a case study. Furthermore, it discusses the concept, nature and general principles of peacekeeping; examined the foreign policy objectives of Nigeria in relation to her peacekeeping mission; examine the contributions of Nigerian peacekeeping mission to the installment of peace and stability in Sierra Leone between 1991 and 2000; and review the major challenges facing Nigeria peacekeeping mission. Historical research method was employed in this study. Both primary and secondary source materials were used by the researcher. The study established that Nigeria’s peacekeeping mission has been beneficial to the country especially in the projection of her public diplomacy and foreign power abroad.
Dr. R. O. Ajetunmobi, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria.
This book, 100 Best Businesses to Start Before You Graduate is about freeing oneself from the shackles of poverty, intellectual bankruptcy, mediocrity, frustration and delusion. The book instills confidence in the ability of the individual to solve his financial problems without resorting to criminality. It reinforces the innate ability to be creative and productive, rather than to be idle and dependent.
The book is divided into seven main chapters which are preceded by an introduction. This introduces the reader to why one needs a business of his or her own while pursuing high grade simultaneously. Chapter one centres on the experience of the authors in the business world as undergraduates. This chapter must be read by any undergraduate intending to start a business no matter the scale. Chapter two is a graphic illustration of about 100 business opportunities which students can do while on campus. Chapters three and four are useful guide to starting a profitable campus business. Chapters five and six discuss the salient points on marketing strategies and how to combine academics with business. The last chapter introduces the reader to legal ways by which start-up money could be raised for campus business.