1) Health Programmes in Nigeria: An Analysis of Science Students’ Perception of Sanitation Skills.
Author’s Details: Jacinta A. Opara-Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences-Kampala International University Kampala-Uganda (2)Anthonia U. Ejifugha-Department of Physical and Health Education Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education Owerri-Nigeria (3)Ozioma C. Azubuike-Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,Umudike- Abia State, Nigeria
Health is considered as one of the fundamental human values. The study was on science students’ perception of acquisition of environmental sanitation skills among adolescents in Imo State through the school health programme. Six research questions and five hypotheses guided the study. The descriptive research design was used for the study. Using the multi- stage sampling technique, 565 students were sampled for the study. Historically personal health runs concurrently with environmental health. These covered water pollution, disposal of human waste, food handing, and environmental cleanliness. Acquisition of environmental health skills among adolescents is the main thrust of this paper. Just as life skills is a recent development in education literatures so also skill based health education is a recent development in World Health Organization’s literature (Federal Ministry of Education, 2006). Acquisition of health skills is focused on the content areas of health education one of which is environmental sanitation.
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2) Towards Qualitative Teaching of Vocational Subjects in Secondary Schools in Nigeria.
Author’s Details: (1)Pat .E. Mbah (2)Ozioma C. Azubuike-Department Of Home Economics,Micheal Okpara University Of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia-Nigeria
The teaching of vocational subjects in secondary schools has become paramount to achieving the entrepreneurship goals and realizing the objectives of the functional educational system. This paper examined the need for ensuring qualitative teaching of vocational subjects in secondary school, with great emphasis on methodological procedure of development of learning content. Various vocational subjects that were purported to be taught in schools as stated in the NPE (2004, 2008) were highlighted. Problems and prospects of teaching vocational subjects were identified and the various useful methods for teaching vocational subjects were explained. Recommendations on possible strategies to ensuring qualitative teaching of vocational subjects in secondary schools were suggested.
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