IJER-International Journal of Educational Research 2021-10-15T09:18:16+00:00 Dr. FALODE, OLUWOLE CALEB Open Journal Systems <p>IJER - Journal of Educational Research publishes a wide range of high-quality research&nbsp; articles in the field (but not limited to) given below: <br>Academic Advising and Counselling, Adult Education, Art Education, Business Education, Counsellor Education, Cross-disciplinary Areas of Education, Curriculum, Research and Development, Distance Education, Early Childhood Education, etc.</p> CONFLICT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES EMPLOYED BY PRINCIPALS FOR QUALITY SERVICE DELIVERY IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN RIVERS STATE 2021-10-01T06:22:20+00:00 MarthaRose Ifeoma Uwaezuoke Kingsley K. Obiekwe <p>This study assessed the conflict management practices employed by secondary school principals for quality service in secondary schools in Rivers State. One research question guided the study and one hypothesis was formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significant. The sample for the study was 780 made up of 130 principals and 650 teachers.A questionnaire instrument designed by the researchers titled “Conflict Management Practices Questionnaire” (CMPQ) was used for data collection. The questionnaire was structured on a four point scale of Strongly Agree (SA), Agree (A) Disagree (D) and Strongly Disagreed (SD) weighted 4, 3, 2 and 1. Cronbach’s Alpha method was used to ascertain the internal consistency of the instrument and this yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.81. Mean was used to answer the research question while t-test was used to test the hypothesis.A mean rating of 2.50 and above was interpreted as agree while mean rating of less than 2.50 was interpreted as disagree.The null hypothesis was rejected where the calculated the t-value was greater than critical values (1.96) whereas the null hypothesis was not rejected where the calculated t-values was less than the critical value. Out of 780 copies of instrument administered, 751 copies were retrieved and used for data analysis. The findings of the study indicated that principals and teachers agree that principals employ avoidance principle of conflict management byposting conflicting parties to different areas to avoid clashes.</p> 2021-10-01T06:20:54+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## ASSESSMENT OF THE PREDICTIVE VALIDITY OF ENTRANCE EXAMINATION QUESTIONS (EEQ) OF NIGERIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, OGBOMOSO 2021-10-14T07:12:54+00:00 QUEENSOAP MEMORY Areo Omolara Abosede <p><em>Selection tests are tools used in higher institutions to select candidates for admissions. These tests are aimed at providing quality students for the task ahead. This study therefore aimed at assessing the predictive validity of the entrance examination questions (EEQ) of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS), Ogbomoso. The study adopted an expos-facto research design. The study</em><em> population was 142 participants. A</em> <em>judgmental sampling technique was used to select 70 participants who had the required characteristics for the study. The instrument used was an archival source. Data were analyzed with regression statistics using SPSS version 20 and Microsoft Excel 2007. Findings from the study revealed that the entrance examination averages of regular students were able to predict their academic performances while entrance examination averages could not predict sandwich students’ academic performances. Thus the study concludes that the entrance examination questions varied in the prediction of students’ outcomes. We recommend that the management of NBTS should involve experts in test and measurement constructing entrance assessment tools.</em></p> 2021-10-14T07:12:54+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## ASSESSMENT OF THE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION QUESTION (EEQ) PAPER THAT BEST PREDICT STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES AT NIGERIAN BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, OGBOMOSO 2021-10-14T07:24:27+00:00 QUEENSOAP MEMORY Areo Omolara Abosede <p><em>In any educational system, tests are very important assessment tools. Among other functions, psychological tests are expected to predict the academic outcome of the examinees. The individual test has its own test implication from other tests therefore this study was determined to assess the entrance examination paper that best predict students’ academic performances at Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary (NBTS), Ogbomoso. This current study adopted a Correlation-Descriptive research design upon a sample of 70 participants who had the required traits for the study through a judgmental sampling technique. &nbsp;Demographic information of subjects was presented with Bar chart and simple percentage. The data were analyzed with the stepwise method of Regression Statistics. The researcher made use of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 20 and Microsoft Office Excel 2007 for all statistical analysis. One major finding was that the best entrance paper that predicts students’ cumulative averages was the English test for both sandwich and regular students’. Meanwhile, the Bible Knowledge and Doctrine could not predict the students’ academic success. The study concludes that the subjects that constitute the entrance examination of NBTS predict in varying degrees regarding students’ academic achievements. We recommend that every test employed for purposes of selection for admission should be standardized. </em></p> 2021-10-14T07:24:27+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Influence of Principals’ Involvement in Staff Awareness Safety Strategies on Disaster Management in Public Secondary Schools in Nyeri County, Kenya 2021-10-15T09:18:16+00:00 Hawa Omari Susan Chepkonga Justus Gori James Mwaura <p><em>It is vital that Kenya is prepared to face disaster management in public secondary school. This will help to minimize the impact of disasters on schools. </em><em>The objective of the study included to</em><em>: </em><em>assess the influence of staff awareness of safety strategies on disaster management in public secondary schools in Nyeri County, Kenya. The study was anchored on the Maslow hierarchy of needs theory of 1943 and the Chaos Theory propounded by Doughlas Kiel of 2003. The researcher used the descriptive survey research design. The study targeted 208 principals, 1040 heads of departments in 208 secondary schools in Nyeri County.</em><em> 15% was used to select 21 principals and 21schools for interviewing and observation checklist respectively.&nbsp; </em><em>To validate research instruments, a pilot study was carried in 21 schools (10%) of the targeted 208 Schools. Reliability of the research instruments was done using the test-retest method. </em><em>A sample of 30% for heads of departments and 10% for principals was considered effective to the study. A stratified sampling method and a mixed-method approach were used. Qualitative data was collected from the principals using interview schedule while Quantitative data were collected using questionnaires from heads of departments and the checklist was used.</em> <em>The study established that staff awareness of safety was significant. </em><em>The findings showed a significant association between principals' staff awareness and disaster management </em><em>(p&lt;.05)</em><em>. </em><em>The study recommended that </em><em>sensitization on disaster management ought to be done more frequently to ensure teachers are well aware of the importance of preventing disasters in order to promote learning and save lives<strong>.</strong></em></p> 2021-10-15T09:18:16+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##