GPH-International Journal of Educational Research <p><strong><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Aptos', serif;"><span style="aptos: Arial, serif;"><span style="font-size: medium; font-family: 'Aptos', serif;"><span style="color: #000000;">GPH-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH (E-ISSN 2795-3272 P-ISSN 2795-3264) 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</span></span></span></span></span>. <span style="font-size: medium;"><a title="Journal Impact Factor" href=""><span style="color: #222222;"><span style="font-family: 'Book Antiqua', serif;"><span style="helvetica: Arial, serif;"><span style="color: #000000;"><span style="font-size: 1.5em;"><span style="text-shadow: #FF0000 0px 0px 2px;">Impact Factor: 1.124</span></span></span></span></span></span></a></span></strong></p> en-US <p>Author(s) and co-author(s)&nbsp;jointly&nbsp;and severally represent and warrant that the Article is original with the author(s) and does not infringe any&nbsp;copyright or violate any other right of any third parties, and that the Article has not been published&nbsp;elsewhere.&nbsp;Author(s) agree to the terms that the <strong>GPH Journal</strong> will have the full right to remove the published article on any misconduct found in the published article.</p> (Dr. EKEKE, JOHN NDUBUEZE) (Dr. FALODE, OLUWOLE CALEB Lecturer) Thu, 04 Jul 2024 10:48:45 +0000 OJS 60 EFFECT OF ROLE-PLAY METHOD ON READING ACHIEVEMENT AND INTEREST OF PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS IN AWKA EDUCATION AUTHORITY OF ANAMBRA STATE <p>The study investigated the effect of role-play method on reading achievement and interest of primary school pupils in Awka Education Authority of Anambra State. The study was guided by two research questions and two null hypotheses tested at 0.05 alpha level. Quasi-experimental research design involving pretest posttest non- randomized control group was adopted for the study. The population of the study consisted of 2,250 basic five pupilsin the 18-state owned schools in Awka Education Authority of Anambra State. Multi-stage sampling procedure was used to draw a sample size of 77 pupils for the study. Reading Achievement Test (RAT) was used for data collection. The reliability of RAT was determined using Kuder Richard Formula 20 which yielded coefficient value of 0.81. Data collected were analyzed using mean and standard deviation to answer the research questions and Analysis of Covariance to test the hypotheses. The findings of the study indicated among others that pupils taught reading comprehension using role-play method had higher achievement and interest scores than those taught using conventional teaching method. It was also found that there is no significant difference between the mean achievement and interest scores of pupils taught reading comprehension using role-play method and that of those taught using conventional teaching method inAwka Education Authority of Anambra State. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that English Language teachers should use role-play method of teaching to improve the interest and achievement of pupils in reading comprehension.</p> Mbachi Roseline Anurika, Okonkwo, Ogechukwu Jane, Nweke, Mary Ann Chimezie ##submission.copyrightStatement## Thu, 04 Jul 2024 10:49:51 +0000 School Plant Planning and Students’ Academic Achievements in Public Secondary Schools in Delta State <p>This study examined school plants planning and students’ academic achievement in public secondary schools in Delta State. Four (4) research questions were raised and answered while four (4) null hypotheses were formulated and tested in the study. The variables in the study were reviewed from relevant literature. This research is a correlational study of ex-post facto design and the population consists of all the 479 public secondary school principals and 14,877 teachers in the twenty five (25) Local Government Areas of Delta State. The sample used for this study consists of 50 principals and 1,490 teachers in Delta State public secondary schools selected from 12 Local Government Areas. This represented 10% of the total population (principals and teachers) while 12 Local Government Areas represent 50% of the 25 Local Government Areas. The sampling procedure used was stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used for the study was a self developed questionnaire titled “School Plant Planning and Students’ Academic Achievement Questionnaire and checklist titled “Students Achievement Checklist”.”The instrument was administered with the help of two trained research assistants in the various secondary schools sampled for the study. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions, while Pearson Product Moment Correlational Statistics was used in testing the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that pattern of school plant planning differs from one location to another, school facilities have not been equitably distributed to schools. It also revealed that urban schools are more advantageous when it comes to the pattern of distribution facilities and rural schools are marginalized in distribution pattern. Based on the findings, it was concluded that pattern of school plant planning differs from one location to another, school facilities have not been equitably distributed to schools, urban schools are more advantageous when it comes to the pattern of distribution facilities and rural schools are marginalized in distribution pattern. The following recommendation were made that there should be equity in distribution of school facilities to schools as a pattern of school plant planning.There should be proper planning of school site, buildings, equipments, transport, furniture, books, electrical infrastructure, water supply infrastructure, accessories relate to students’ academic achievement. Educational planners should use the right personnel for school plant planning.</p> NWAIKWU, Chiemezie Samuel ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 15 Jul 2024 13:47:33 +0000 Optimizing Time workflow and Productivity in the Public Sector in Delta State, Nigeria <p>This study examined optimizing time workflow and productivity in public sector in Delta State. Administrators and employees in Delta State in particular and Nigeria at large need time optimization skill to enhance productivity in the public sector in Delta State, Nigeria. Time optimization allows you to be in command of your time. It is about deciding what is important and increasing efficiency to make the best and most effective use of the time available. Time optimization involves investing time to determine what one wants out of his day to day activities. Effective time optimization is the investment of time in such a way that suitable results are achieved from activities within a specific time range and it increases productivity.</p> Balogun, Akpotowhase Hollyns ##submission.copyrightStatement## Mon, 15 Jul 2024 14:22:07 +0000