Sagbama Journal Of Science & Technical Education <p><strong>Sagbama Journal of Science &amp; Technical Education (SAJOSTE)</strong>, <strong>ISSN</strong>: (Online: 2955-0947, Print: 2955-0939) a peer-reviewed, open access, bi-monthly journal, publishing issues and trends in science and technical education. The scope of the journal includes research reports, empirical work, investigations, case studies conducted in the field of science and technical education integrating, agricultural education, business education, home economics, fine &amp; applied arts, mechanical, electrical, wood-work, civil and building education, and other related disciplines.</p> en-US (Dr. Ayawari Dadi .T.) (Journal Manager) Tue, 28 Feb 2023 14:30:53 +0000 OJS 60 SCIENCE AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION: TOOLS FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT <p>Science and technical education in Nigeria are facing challenges as a result retarding national development. Nigerian educational institutions are producing graduates without adequate acquisition of scientific and technical skills that can pave the way for self-reliant or job opportunities for socio-economic progress. The rate of unemployment rate in Nigeria has seriously increased to 33.5% in 2022 while the number of Nigerians living in poverty is 14.7 percent (%) from the 2018/2019 figure of 82.1 million to the projected 95.1 million in 2022. This paper examines science and technical education as tools for national development. It further discusses the concepts, roles and challenges of science and technical education in Nigeria. It recommended among others that science and technical education policies should be adequately implemented by government to achieve the objectives of national development.</p> Charity Enimiworimini ETEBU Copyright (c) 2023 Tue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 CAUSES OF MASS FAILURE OF MATHEMATICS IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION IN BAYELSA STATE. <p>Mathematics being one of the most important subject in all areas of human endeavors. It must be practicable understood at all levels of academic in well conducive environments of learning which without pass in Mathematics, it is impossible to further one education because of its important. The article titled causes of mass failure of Mathematics in senior secondary school certicate examination in Bayelsa state which focused on some basic causes and efforts of mass failure in SSCE (Mathematics) in some selected schools in Yenagoa local government area. Total number of 120 questionnaires were randomly sent to these selected schools and found out that<br>unqualified Mathematics teacher and non-availability of instructional materials are some of the causes among others. The study also revealed reduction in number of Mathematics teachers and loss of interest in academic pursuit by students as some of the effects of mass failure in SSCE Mathematics.</p> Loko Onewunmi PERELAH, Maxwell NELSON, Samson ISOBO, Kpe-nobama Priscilla LEKA Copyright (c) 2023 Tue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STRUCTURES AND COST OF DEPOSITS OF NIGERIAN BANKS. <p>This study investigates corporate governance structures and the cost of deposits in Nigerian banks. The study employed secondary sources of data. Data were gotten from the audited annual reports and accounts of commercial banks in Nigeria such as First Bank plc, Guaranty Trust Bank plc and First City Monument Bank and Zenith Bank Nigeria Plc, over the period 2012–2020. This study used estimated technique of Descriptive statistics, Pearson Product Moment Correlation analysis and Ordinary Least Square- Multiple regression method with the aid of using E- view 9 to analyse the data. The study utilized both -Multiple Regression methods with the<br>aid of using E-view 9 to analyse the data. This period was chosen so as to determine the pattern in which the corporate governance (CG) has been inuence on Return on Assets of banks in Nigeria for ve years nancial summary. The study found that corporate governance structures relatively affects cost of deposit of Nigerian banks. It established that there is a relationship between corporate governance and the performance of banks in Nigeria. The board of directors and its characteristics hold many implications for the value of a rm. The degrees of qualications or skills possessed by persons appointed to these boards and various committees can<br>inuence their performance in a dynamic business environment.&nbsp;</p> God’s Power .C. DUO-DUO Copyright (c) 2023 Tue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 EVALUATON OF HEAVY METAL WATER QUALITY POLLUTION OF THE MIDDLE REACHES OF ORASHI RIVER, NIGER DELTA <p>River water is an essential source of water for organisms in and around the river. The study was conducted to investigate river water quality pollution from ve stations between October 2017 and September 2019 with the aim of evaluating concentration of heavy metals in the aquatic ecosystem. Cd, Cr, Fe, Zn and Pb were selected. Heavy metals in water samples were determined using an Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer. Concentration was &lt; 0.001 mg L<sup>-1</sup> for Pb and Cd across all stations. Fe ranged from 1.54 – 4.97 mg L <sup>-1</sup>, Zn 0.01mg/l – 0.34 mg L<sup>-1</sup> . Cr was &lt;0.001 in stations 1, 4 and 5, while stations 2 and 3 had their range and mean values to be 0.003 – 0.08 mgL<sup>-1</sup> . Results were compared with WHO permissible limits and NESREA standard. The concentration of Cd in all stations was less than WHO permissible limit of 0.05 mgL<sup>-1</sup> and NESREA standard of 0.01 mg L<sup>-1</sup> . NESREA standard indicates the study area is Cr while WHO indicates stations 2 and 3. All stations were Fe polluted when compared with both standards. Zn and Pb were below both standards indicating that the middle reaches of Orashi River are free of Zn and Pb. To determine the harmful effect of these metals in the study area two indices were selected. These are Contamination Factor (CF) and Pollution Load Index (PLI). The study site is in a low state of Cd and Pb pollution (1 ≤ CF). Fe was moderately polluted (1 ≤ CF &lt; 3). Stations 1 and 4 was 1 ≤ CF suggesting low Cr pollution while Stations 2 and 3 experienced high level of Cr pollution (CF ≤ 6). Decreasing order of PLI was station 2 &gt; station 3 &gt; station 1 &gt; station 4. It is therefore pertinent for the Ministry of Environment to monitor anthropogenic activities especially at Odiobor and Mbiama.</p> Uyi HANSON, Sabina Alatari Ngodigha, Nanee Suanu Deekae Copyright (c) 2023 Tue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 PROMOTING HOME ECONOMICS PRODUCTS THROUGH ONLINE SALES AS A STRATEGY FOR SUSTAINABLE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT <p>Sustainable development will be difficult to attain if entrepreneurs who practice one skill or the other do not embrace self-improvement in their businesses. This paper seeks to provide an insight on how repackaging of home Economics based products using ICT resources for online sales and marketing for Sustainable Socio-Economic Development. It was concluded that there is<br>need for a transition from the present analogue system of sales and marketing to the advanced method of digital marketing. It was recommended that there is a need for greater collaboration between Home Economics based entrepreneurs and the ICT based expert in order to help enhance Digital marketing and sales skills for greater sales and protability to enhance sustainable development.</p> Shehu Rabi DALHATU Copyright (c) 2023 Tue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 IMPACT OF MULTIPLE STRESS MANAGEMENT INTERVENTION ON MOTIVATION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF AUTOMOBILE TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION STUDENTS IN UNIVERSITIES IN SOUTH-SOUTH, NIGERIA <p>The study sort to determine the impact of multiple stress management intervention on motivation and academic performance of Automobile Technology Education students in Universities in South-South, Nigeria. 2 purposes with corresponding research questions were generated, answered respectively. The study employed a quasi-experimental design. The population for the study was 97 first-year Automobile students. The structured questionnaire and automobile technology performance test instruments were used for data collection. The instruments used for data collection were validated by 3 experts and has overall reliability coefficients of 0.78. Data<br>analysis was carried out using mean and standard deviation. MANCOVA was used to test the hypothesis. The Findings revealed signicant effect of the intervention on student’s health status and improved academic performance. It was therefore recommended among others that multiple stress management intervention should be integrated in Automobile technology education and other engineering/technology-based programmes to foster effective stress management practices among students. Also, there is a need for stress management training for all levels of Automobile students with involvement of capability within the university.</p> Jacob PORIPO Copyright (c) 2023 Tue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 THE EFFECT OF ART EDUCATION ON CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN RIVERS STATE <p>The study aimed at determining the effect of art education on childhood development and academic achievement in Rivers State, Nigeria. A research question was formulated and one hypothesis was tested at 0.05 alpha levels. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. The research concentrated on the South-East Senatorial Districts which covered seven Local Government Areas. Namely; Andoni, Eleme, Gokana, Khana, Opobo/Nkoro, Oyigbo and Tai. The population for this study comprised four selected local government areas from Rivers South-East Senatorial District. They are: Andoni, Khana, Gokana, and Eleme local government areas with a&nbsp; population of 217924, 292924, 233813, and 190194 respectively bringing it to a total population of 934855 (National Population Census, 2006). A sample size of 400 was arrived at through the use of Taro Yamane Formula and used in the study. The instrument for data<br>collection was a structured questionnaire. It was validated. Pearson Moment Correlation Coeffcient was used to determine the reliability of the instrument. A value of r=0.84 was realized. Descriptive statistics such as Frequency count, Mean and Standard deviation, were used to analyze the data collected while inferential statistics of Z-test was used to test the formulated hypothesis. The findings of this study revealed that art education have impact on childhood development in Rivers State. The study recommended that efforts aimed at making sure that the impact of art education on childhood development is achievable should be made. Also, children learning art should be encouraged to enhance their skills and self-development.&nbsp;</p> Augustina OSUKU, Ugochukwu Kingsley NWOMBU Copyright (c) 2023 Wed, 15 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000 RELEVANCE OF SLAVE HISTORY MUSEUM CALABAR AND NATIONAL WAR MUSEUM UMUAHIA IN NIGERIA CULTURAL HERITAGE, PRESERVATION AND NATION BUILDING <p>The paper highlight the relevance of slave history museum calabar and national war museum Umuahia in the preservation of Nigeria cultural heritage and nation building. It presents the meaning of museums, advent of museum in Nigeria, importance of museum in nation building and preservation of Nigeria cultural heritage. since museum is an essential component of preserving history, educational and research center. The existence of museum has contributed to the development of every developed nation in terms of education, art practices, scientific discovery, human development and generating of income through tourism. It is on this note this<br>paper was design to understand the rule of museum in nation building and cultural heritage preservation. It therefore concludes on ways to improve the existence of museum in Nigeria for the benefit of future generation.</p> Wiche Johnson BEKWELE, Ganagana OYINDOUBRA Copyright (c) 2023 Tue, 28 Feb 2023 00:00:00 +0000