ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR COLLEGES OF EDUCATION NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION SOCIAL STUDIES MINIMUM STANDARDS

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ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR COLLEGES OF EDUCATION NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION SOCIAL STUDIES MINIMUM STANDARDS

 

ABSTRACT

 

The study assessed the Implementation of National Commission for Colleges of Education Nigeria Certificate in Education Social Studies Minimum Standards in Colleges of Education. Six objectives guided the study amongst which are: to examine the state of adherence to prescribed admission requirements in implementing the social studies minimum standards by colleges of education in north-west geo-political zone of Nigeria; assess the availability and adequacy of instructional materials for implementation of social studies minimum standards in colleges of education in north-west geo-political zone of Nigeria; and to ascertain the pedagogical methods used by lecturers in implementing the social studies minimum standards in colleges of education in north west geo-political zone of Nigeria amongst others. Corresponding research questions and hypotheses were also stated. The study adopted a descriptive survey design using a total of two thousand six hundred and eighty-seven (2,687) NCE II students and one hundred and seventy (170) lecturers all from social studies department from the thirteen colleges of education within the zone as population for the study. While three hundred and fifty eight(358) lecturers and students were used as sample size. Stratified sampling was used, data was collected through a self-designed questionnaire titled National Commission for Colleges of Education Social Studies Curriculum (ANCCESSC). Resultof the revealed a reliability co-efficient of 0.836 was obtained. Data collected were analyzed using frequencies, percentages and standard deviation for the six research questions while chi-square and sample t-test were used to test the six hypotheses. Findings of the study revealed that; colleges of education is the zone adhere significantly to the prescribed standards on admission requirements and instructional materials for implementing the prescribed minimum standards is adequate. It was concluded that the prescribed minimum requirements for students admission into social studies programmes in colleges of education in the zone is being adhered to: that the pedagogical methods used by lecturers such as field trip, practical and discussion in implementing the social studies curriculum in the colleges were considered appropriate and adequate, instructional materials required for the implementation of the programme were appropriate. It was recommended based on the findings that colleges of educationshould continue to adhere strictly to prescribed admission requirements for prospective students of social studies, efforts should be made to ensure that provision of instructional materials such as functional computers, pictures, news prints textbooks and functional video machines is proportionate to the number of students involved in learning the subject amongst others.

 

ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF NATIONAL COMMISSION FOR COLLEGES OF EDUCATION NIGERIA CERTIFICATE IN EDUCATION SOCIAL STUDIES MINIMUM STANDARDS

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