Open Access Original Research Article

The Lack of Interest of the Education Faculty’s Students in Teaching Evidence from Education Faculty Students, Shaikh Zayed University

Sayed Shah Gul Weyar, Hassan Khan Darmal

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 1-6
DOI: 10.9734/arjass/2021/v14i230229

Education faculty graduate professional and skilled teachers; they could have a great impact on the overall education system. Because of some sort of reasons, the education faculty’s students don’t tend to work as a teacher, especially those students who secured high scores in the examinations. Due to the lack of interest of the professional teachers their spot is reserved by unskilled and unprofessional teachers, or we can say by the teachers who have poor academic qualifications. The devastated education system that we used in our country, would disable our students to receive a quality education. The lack of interest of the education faculty’s students has various reasons we need to figure it out and then find the best solution for it as much as possible. The data was collected through a group discussion with the respondents, and I used SPSS as analytical tool for this study. In the structured questionnaire asked 20 different question from 247 respondents about the research.

Open Access Original Research Article

The Role of Media in Presidential Electoral Outcome in Nigeria between 2009 to 2019

Ushie Rita Omali

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 7-13
DOI: 10.9734/arjass/2021/v14i230230

This paper examines the role of the media in electoral outcomes in Nigeria. The methodology used was the examination of secondary data. The paper established that the Nigerian media had come a long way from its colonial past the media was also buffeted by other negative factors that affected its professionalism like the military dictatorships which tried but were unsuccessful in muzzling the media. The media in Nigeria though vibrant is limited in its professional and ethical reportage and broadcast due to issues considered primordial like ethnicity, religion, ownership among others. While it can be said that the media does indeed affect the electoral outcomes because of political advertisement, coverage etc they are not the sole determinants of electoral outcomes in Nigeria.

Open Access Original Research Article

Causal Relationship between Fiscal Policy and Private Investment in Nigeria for the period 1986 -2019

Kenechukwu Origin Chukwu, Chidi-Okeke Chioma Nnenna, Chris-Ejiogu Uzoamaka Gloria, Awe Stanley Kalu

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 33-46
DOI: 10.9734/arjass/2021/v14i230234

This study investigated the causal relationship between fiscal policy and private investment in Nigeria (1986-2019) using secondary data from Statistical bulletin of Central Bank of Nigeria. The research work used the Granger Causality techniques to test the causal relationship between the independent variables (Tax revenue, Oil revenue, Total expenditure and Public debt) on the dependent variable (Private Investment) while VAR was used to test the short run relationship. The study found that fiscal policy instruments granger causes private investment in Nigeria within the period of the study. The study therefore advocates that Government should as necessity fully liberalized or privatized NNPC and the Power sector as these critical sectors will help the growth of the private sectors and reduce unemployment in the country. Nigerian Government ought to increase its spending on infrastructure, especially capital projects in the economy in order to bridge infrastructure gap in the country. Provision of tax incentives to private sectors by the Government should be encouraged, as this will help the growth of private investment in the country. Also, restructuring of the economy by manufacturing what we need should be encouraged by government because exporting commodity (raw material) means exporting jobs.

Open Access Review Article

Education, Women Empowerment and National Development in Nigeria

Ehigocho Peace Aimua

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 14-21
DOI: 10.9734/arjass/2021/v14i230232

This study examines the role of Education in women empowerment for effective participation in National Development. Education is a very important tool in improving the status of women in any society. It is indispensable as it enables women to gain Knowledge about the world which helps women upgrade their status, gain positive self-esteem, self-confidence, and necessary strength needed to face challenges in life. Therefore, educated women have a vital role to play in governance, agricultural sector, industrial sector, and the commerce sector for the nations building. Although Nigeria women are faced daily with some grassroots challenges that have hindered their participation in the nations building.  The challenges faced by women daily which have limited their contributions to the development of Nigerian economy includes; cultural and traditional belief system, religion, illiteracy and low standard of living. The study concluded that, across the country women access to education is still low as the gender disparity in the enrolment of women into all level of educational institutions has widened over the years. To bridge this gap, the government should as a matter of urgency create and implement policies capable of promoting gender balance in access to education across the country, by insisting on the enrolment of a higher percentage of girl child in schools from primary schools. The government should also create policies that can remove institutional and artificial barriers based on culture, religion and traditional considerations impeding women from contributing to economic development.

Open Access Review Article

Africa and the Commonwealth: What Relationship Since 1994?

Modupeolu Faseke

Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Page 22-32
DOI: 10.9734/arjass/2021/v14i230233

The Commonwealth is a global organisation with some unique and important characteristics that complement other global multilateral organizations. Its peculiarities, most especially its networking and informal qualities, have endeared the organization until recently to her members.  In this age of internet in which smartness and alertness are highly valued, some of its traits are now becoming a thing of an anathema, regarded as a cog in the wheel of progress. African continent alone has over thirty percent of Commonwealth membership.  This paper examines Commonwealth relations with Africa since 1994 when apartheid ended in South Africa and Africans had a renewed relationship with the organization after both parties had endured a tenuous relationship in the preceding years. The study has the objective of assessing the economic and political gains Africa has derived from membership of the Commonwealth as well as to ascertain whether or not the relationship is mutually beneficial. The essay is qualitative and adopts the historical research methodology, detailing the evolution and progression in Commonwealth’s relationship with Africa during the period of study. The essay complements the use of secondary sources with primary sources. Data was therefore composed of official documents from the |Commonwealth Secretariat as well as documents from some African countries. The study concludes that Africa has benefitted immensely from the Commonwealth since 1994, despite some aspects of its relationship needing improvements. It recommends, therefore, that both parties will have to work towards a symbiotic relationship in order to enjoy a more robust partnership that is effective and impactful in the interest of all.