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Globalization is a scenario where regional economic bodies integrate into a global system. This is characterized by common telephone lines, railways, systems etc. The unification of curriculum in schools is also another dimension of globalization. The Bologna process in Europe in this direction is serious case in point. Be that as it may, the reality lies in the continuing challenge of this orientation for the developing world. This justified, the inequalities in global issues. The analysis in this paper is to x-ray some of these areas that poses challenge for the under developed nations to cope with the demands of globalization in an unequal world. It is this perspective that convinced many scholars in field, that globalization is a neo-colonialism in disguise.



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The Universal Basic Education (UBE) initiated by the Federal Government received a boast on the 30th September, 1999 with an official launching. This paper is written from the dimension of advocating for effective community participation as an appropriate support system towards the actualization of the UBE curricular. It equally gave an insight of the UBE programme as well as a review of Community participation in education vis-­a-vis the scope and importance of the role of Community in educational attainment. The paper also looks at the rationale for Community participation in Education. The position of this paper is that since the government alone cannot and has not been able to fund education equitably, there becomes an obvious need for Community to be involved in the funding of the new programme of education through the provision of basic infrastructural facilities, decision-making, manpower support, etc as this will strengthen the implementational tempo of the new education culture.


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University Education in Nigeria has expanded within the last few years from just one University college in 1948, Nigeria can now boast of not less than 50 universities. The role of the university is to train skilled graduates for industrial, administrative and community service positions. University is also expected to play a major part in shaping the quality of leadership as well as educate generation of leaders. Nigeria is currently facing increasing myriads of social malaise; from poor leadership, poverty, environmental degradation to high rate of unemployment. This paper takes a critical look at the functions of the universities in a globalised and knowledge driven world. The paper posits that the university should play a critical role in solving the problems of leadership which has been the bean of this country and also the issue of unemployment. This can be achieved if the university move away from knowledge recycling to knowledge generation provide the "critical mass" in leadership and remodel their curriculum from skill mismatch to a functional industrial based model.



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Curriculum Innovation, revision and change are processes of the prevailing social order, which revolve around it. The focus of this article is to advocate for a functional human rights education curriculum. Human rights education is one area, which has taken for granted over the years. It has since enjoyed high level support from international organizations such as United Nations and the council of Europe. The importance of human rights to man and society towards promoting a healthy community living necessitate its support. A call for this curriculum is fortified by the nature of the society we find ourselves characterized by crude governance, harsh governmental policies, oppression and suppression amounting to gross violations of the citizens fundamental human rights. This paper is written in line with the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The above advocate can only be realistic through sustainable Human Resource development.



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The concept of educational accountability has been relegated to the background within the ambit of Nigeria education. This paper made a conscious attempt to explore the scene by exposing the obvious deficiencies, failures, arid weaknesses found in our educational system, winch are not being accounted for. The position of this paper is that teachers who are at the Vanguard of leaching/learning transactions are being over spared for the deteriorating standard of education. The paper however advocates for a functional operation of educational accountability where teachers contracted with educational performance are held answerable either by being rewarded or penalise accordingly as this will form the basic substratum for a realistic education in the dawn of the new era.



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Within the framework of globalised social system, the Nigeria education system has been exposed to a lot of challenges, which have rendered the system vulnerable to certain deficiencies thereby posing new challenges to it. This is based on the fact that the system has not kept pace with the on-going changes in the society which are characterized by rapid changes in educational ideas and system, in political order and economic system and in values system. This paper throws a deeper challenge to social studies curriculum content as a value oriented discipline to overhaul, remake and accommodate current proliferation of education with specific human oriented knowledge considered indispensable in the contemporary World order. It is hoped that when these new issues are fully integrated into the social studies curriculum content and made functional, the products of the school system (students) would be able to internalize the values of interpersonal relationships and cooperation to ensure peaceful co-existence of people, groups and Nations of the world grappling with the forces of globalization.



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The desire of every nation is to distribute equitably social and economic benefits across communities. This desire has most often been skewed in favour of the urban few leaving the mass majority of rural dwellers with social and economic inequality even though they constitute the mass of the taxpayers and custodians of natural and mineral resources. The aim of this paper is to guide on how the rural communities can effectively be mobilized using the curriculum approach to ensure sustainable development planning in Nigeria.



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Sustainable Development has assumed considerable importance as the world continues to experience economic, environmental and social challenges. If education is a critical tool in the transformation towards sustainable development, policies relating to education should provide the ways and means to attaining sustainability. This paper examines the Universal Basic Education (UBE) and how it can be apply to attain sustainable development can be mainstreamed into UBE to be a model for sustainable transformation of the economy, environment and social challenges.



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Environmental issues will continue to occupy the thinking of man on earth. That is why environmental conservation consciousness has been on the increase of late. This paper examines Sustainability of the environment within the framework of the policy goal of the National policy on environment. The major approach of attaining true environmental Sustainability has been on how to increase environmental awareness through conservation education. The interest of the authors is to address the issue of environmental Sustainability through the various forms of the formal school curriculum processes and in particular request for it to be strengthened at different levels of the pedagogical process in the Nigerian school system. The formal school curriculum therefore should serve as the instrument by which desired environmental values, skills, attitudes and positive orientation are developed.



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Global trends dictate the direction of educational systems across the world. In this era of interconnectivity, no country operates in isolation and so the working of the country especially its education system is likely to comply with those of others to effectively stimulate the desired changes and development. The university is one centre that is responsible for the promotion and sustenance of growth and progress in the society. If this is so, then universities should be empowered effectively to be able to respond to the trend of modern thinking. This paper identified the university curriculum as the best instrument to be used for the repositioning of our universities to meet global challenges.


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Facilitating the UBE curricula implementation through sustainable human resource development is the main thrust of this paper. The paper recognizes the fact that primary education which is the foundation upon which the rest of the education system is built has not been given adequate attention in terms of resources allocation. Some curriculum implementation strategies were identified and attempt was made to advocate for an effective and efficient human resource development in basic need areas such as teaching, instructional materials design, programme planners etc. That if the new education programme is to be successful, there should be an enhanced need for manpower training to ensure the successof the UBE programme of education.



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The need for environmental sustainability is receiving serious attention from individuals, governments and non-governmental organizations across the globe. This need is fueled by the fear of over-exploitation of natural resources, including wildlife by man for livelihood. We surveyed bush meat extraction within the forest communities of Ojok and Ekonganaku in Akamkpa Local Government area of Cross River State, Nigeria. Data were collected by local collaborators and research assistants trained for that purpose during marketing days. We also enumerated and weighed carcasses during species identification. A total of twenty six animal species were identified and the number of carcasses counted between August and December 2002 was 4,771. Thus, there is so much extraction of bush meat from the study area. If this trend is not checked through appropriate legislation, it may likely cause an imbalance in the existing relationship between man and the environment. To preserve precious fauna in the study area, we recommend that environmental literacy be made an integral element of the community and school curriculum


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Environmental Education as a major innovation in the Nigeria School system is what this paper aimed to examine. The introduction of Environmental Education in schools is predicated on the increasing assault on the environment. The paper reviewed the different environmental education programmes currently in vogue in some Nigeria schools and concluded by recommending the introduction of environmental education curriculum into the primary and secondary schools if true environmental conservation consciousness is to be fostered and moreover as the introduction of any innovation project is better started and experimented in these levels of education.



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The purpose of the study was to examine the relative contributions of school environmental variables such as school quality and parental socio-economic status to the prediction of academic achievement of students in Social Studies. It is believed that the quality of school attended and home background are looked upon as good mechanisms that will guarantee quality assurance in school. To achieve the above purpose, one composite hypothesis was proposed and tested using the multiple regression analysis. The sample consisted of one thousand two hundred and thirteen (1213) JSS III students proportionately selected from 22 public secondary schools in the 3 education zones of Cross River State. Two sets of instruments were used for data collections which are Environmental and Students' Variables and Social Studies Achievement Questionnaire (ESVSSAQ) and an Achievement Test. The result of the analysis shows that a combination of two environmental variables such as school of quality attended and parental socio-economic status significantly predict students’ academic achievement in social studies yielding a coefficient of multiple regression R. of .286 and a multiple r-square (r ) of .082.



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The need to redress the declining quality of our education system at all levels demands a wide range of strategies. Quality and quality assurance drive are anchored on practices for maintaining and improving the overall quality of schooling. To all extent, school achievement is related to effective teaching and learning. Thus quality and its assurance hinge on the quality of the teacher. This paper posited that teacher quality determines the quality of all other school inputs and that without a remarkable improvement in the quality of teachers, quality and quality assurance are not likely to be as potent as the promises of its advocates. Unless we have well trained, motivated professional and highly paid teachers in every classroom, the present reality of our schools (out dated curriculum, mechanical teaching, teachers' stagnation, teachers' attrition etc.) will continue to mar the drive towards qualitative education. The paper recommended broad base incentives to attract, retain highly qualified teachers at all levels of our educational system.



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The Cross River National Park (CRNP) was established in 1991 with the sole aim of conserving the last vestige of the Cross River tropical rainforest from extinction since it is habitat to some extinct wildlife species, while at the same time improving the livelihood of the forest communities. This goal seems to be elusive and pervasive of the project proponent and the park host communities. In this report, we discuss how the park has fared over these past years and what it has achieved with regards to its set objectives. We interviewed a total of 120 respondents to gain further insight on the real impacts of the CRNP. ..............


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This paper examines how quality assurance can be attained through Strategic Human Resources Development in Nigerian University system. The purpose is to ensure quality control and maintenance of acceptable standards in the University system. To seek solution to the problem, three research questions were posed. The sample for the study was made up of three hundred and sixty (360) academic staff randomly selected from the various Faculties and Institutes of the University of Calabar, Nigeria. The three research questions were analyzed using descriptive statistics. The results of the analysis revealed a significant relationship between Quality Assurance and Human Resources Development.


Keywords: Quality Assurance; Human Resources Development, Quality Education; Higher Education.



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A multi-ethnic society is always characterized with conflict and disagreement among the ethnic groups that made up such a society. As each group pursues its own ethnic interest, there is a natural tendency for various groups' interest to conflict with each other. This paper tries to answer the question whether the school curriculum can teach students to be peacemakers in a multi-ethnic society. In answering the question, the paper identified the school curriculum as an acceptable tool for the teaching of the values of peace and co­existence among people of a multi-ethnic society. In the paper, it was established that when the young ones in the society are subjected to learning experiences that emphasizes love, peace, tolerance, empathy, unity and cooperation during their formative stage, such values are internalized and made to become way of life. To achieve this, the authors strongly advocated for an effective curriculum of Peace Education. The Peace Education curriculum, should emphasis. The Peace Education curriculum should emphasis peaceful co-existence and cultural tolerance. In the paper, conflict among a group of people is traceable to the inability of people to tolerate other people's culture. But if people are made to appreciate others culture, there is bound to be peace and understanding. This an effective school curriculum can achieve thereby promoting natural and international understanding.



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The study was designed to investigate the influence of students' perception of societal value for paper qualification on their cheating tendency in examinations. The study was carried out in the Calabar education zone of Cross River State using a sample of four hundred (400) S.S.III Students randomly selected from twenty (20) secondary schools in the zone. Two hypotheses were formulated and a researcher-developed Motivational Determinant of Cheating Tendency Questionnaire (MDCTQ) was used to collect data. The data was analyzed using the Pearson Product Moment Correlation Analysis (r) and the Independent t-test. The results revealed a significant (P-<,05) positive relationship between students' perception of societal value for paper qualification and their tendency to cheat in examinations AS well as a significant difference between male and female students' tendency to cheat in examinations.



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