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Vol.2/No.1/2014

The Concept Of “Sustainable Development” And The Challenges Of Economic Growth And Development In Nigeria

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Gabriel Gyang Dung

Bridget Mlumun Akaakohol

J.C. Akor

 

Department of Economics,

College of Education, Katsina-Ala,

 
 
Abstract
This article takes an analytical look at the theory of the concept of “sustainable development” with special reference to its underlying pillars or domains and the principles that should guide strides towards economic growth and development among nations in order to attain results that could be considered as balanced, just and equitable for generations both in the short and long run. The general global imperatives which make the application of sustainable development principles to growth and development efforts urgent were also highlighted. Against this background, the authors then critically examined the twin concepts of economic growth and development and followed this up with highlights of growth and development challenges of the Nigerian economy. The study posits that the mode of current resource extraction and usage in the economy would appear to overemphasize the needs of the present and that corruption and self-seeking and/or inept leadership separately and jointly constitute the bane of Nigeria’s growth and development efforts. On the basis of these, a number of conclusions were drawn, followed by recommendations for redress.
 

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A Revisitation Of The Emergent Forms And Stages Of Imperialism In Africa

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Terhile Thaddeus Ityonzughul

Department of History

Benue State University Makurdi, Benue State

 
 
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African and European imperialism has been a dominant theme of African History or Afro-European incursion in World History. This has been a dominant historical phenomenon in the nineteenth and twentieth Centuries in historical documentations. In this wise, the article delves into the challenge of reconstructing the concept of imperialism with particular reference to the continent of Africa. This is done with a view of ascertaining the forms of imperialism such as the pillage of Africa’s natural resources, trade and colonization. Under these stages, the work lays credence to the mercantile era, the colonial stage, neo-colonial stage, and globalization. The study reveals that in whatever form and at any stage of imperialism, the basic aim has been the exploitation of Africa. In this regard, the chapter concludes that in order to justify their claims of imperial activities in Africa, the European deploys different arguments to explain the causes of imperialism namely: economic arguments, humanitarian arguments, strategy, and moral grounds.

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Textile Functions: A Panacea For Uninformed Textiles Students Of Tertiary Institutions In Nigeria

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1Mrs  Christiana Terrumun Adugh

2Mr. John Faeren Anyam

 

1Department of Home Economics

College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.

2Department of Fine and Applied Arts,

  College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.

 
 
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This article presents a brief description of the words textile and textiles from the traditional setting and evolution of the terms and the miss understanding of these terminologies by the textiles students in tertiary institutions. It points to the universal functions of textile in the service of the society in general. The article also suggests three basic training approaches for the textiles students to prepare them for the 21st country global challenges.   
 

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Imperatives Of Information And Communication Technology (ICT) For Quality Secondary Education In Nigeria

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1T. Terver Udu, PhD

 2I.A. Akem

1Department of English & Literary Studies, College of Education, Katsina-Ala

2Department of Curriculum, College of Education, Katsina-Ala.

 
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This article considers Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as an imperative for the attainment of quality secondary education in Nigeria. It argues that secondary education constitutes the foundation of western education and if it is supported with ICT, it will prepare the learner for holistic education. ICT also makes education accessible and increases its quality. The article identifies and discusses some of the problems facing effective secondary education to include high ICT illiteracy rates, poor English language competence, attitude of government, and poor supply of amenities among others. It suggests that Government should initiate ways of fostering the ICT literacy skills of teachers by sponsoring them to workshops and short term programmes while head teachers on their part should ensure that computer studies are introduced right at the primary school level. It also suggests that government should give teachers at the primary and secondary levels better and improved work conditions to improve the quality of education offered at these levels.
 

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Clarification On The Public Perception Of Textile And The Tedhniques Of Fabric Design In Nigeria

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1Mrs. Christiana Terrumun Adugh

2Mr. John Faeren Anyam

 

1Home Economics Department,

College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.

 

2Fine and Applied Arts Department,

College of Education, Katsina-Ala, Benue State.

 
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This article points out the erroneous public use of the words textile and textiles as well as elucidating the subtle differences between the two identical terminologies. Emphasis is also given to woven and non-woven fabrics with particular focus on their designing techniques and production. The article hopes to educate and inform the general public on the subject matter.
 

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Non-Formal Education: Major Avenue For Encouraging Children–In– Science And Technology In Nigeria

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I. A. Agih

Department of History

Kogi State College of Education, Ankpa

 
 
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The stage of development of any nation depends to a great extent on the level of resourcefulness of her people, which in turn is a direct reflection of the quality of training and development in education in that society. In Nigerian society, some form of education predated the western formal system of education. In this system of education, unlike the formal system of education that is broad, structured and classroom based, the training of the young ones was based on the apprenticeship, one to one and the emphasis was principally to meet the needs of the immediate society. The society has long realized that the non-formal system of education is still relevant as a means of transition phase to modern technology and for over all sustainable economic development in the 21st century Nigeria. Since our main concern is with the encouragement of children in science and technology education from within using non-formal education system, the article intends at stimulating the process through the merging of non-formal education with academic qualification. This is crucial in paving way for improvement and efficiency in science and technology institutions in Nigeria.    
 

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Behavioural Counseling Techniques For Effective Counseling For School Counselors

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Terwase Chia

Department of Educational Psychology,

College of Education, Katsina-Ala

 
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The author of this article contends that all human behaviours are learned and can as such be unlearned. A quick survey of some of the behavior manifestations of students in schools which need or require some form of modifications has been undertaken in the article. The consequences of such behaviours on both the individual and larger society have also been examined. This article is of the view that Behavioural counseling techniques are effective tools in curbing such prevalent behaviours in schools such as truancy, drunkenness, smoking, examination misconduct, lateness, poor study habits, drug abuse etc. It therefore identified and discussed some basic behavioural counseling techniques and approaches that could be utilized by counsellors in refining students in secondary schools.
 

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The Economics Of Adaptation To Climate Change: The Case Of Nigeria

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Sebastian Orafaga Bii

Department of Economics

College of Education, Katsina-Ala

 
 
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The economic impact of climate change is measured as the extent to which the climate of a given period affects social welfare in the period. Grim descriptions of the long-term consequences of climate change have given the impression that the climate impacts from green house gases (GHGS) threaten long term economic growth and development and hence future welfare. Adaptation to climate change is becoming increasingly important in the political and scientific debate. The reason for this is that climate change impacts are visible already today and will intensify in the next decades. The economic analysis of adaptation allows us to distinguish between autonomous adaptation by private agents on the one hand and collective adaptation measures by government entities on the other. The article posits that a differentiated adaptation strategy by consumers, producers, and policy makers requires more research into the climate impacts on different sectors of life in the Nigerian economy.

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