British International Journal of Education and Social Sciences https://www.cirdjournal.com/index.php/bijess <p>BIJESS seeks to bridge and integrate the intellectual, methodological, and substantive diversity of educational scholarship, and to encourage a vigorous dialogue between educational scholars and practitioners. BIJESS serve the growing need in educational sector by providing research forum for a diverse group of scholars invested in the preparation and continued support of education across the globe. BIJESS publishes critical, integrative reviews of research literature bearing on education, including conceptualizations, interpretations, and syntheses of literature and scholarly work in a field broadly relevant to education, educational research and social sciences.</p> <p>BIJESS ensures timely and low cost quality Publication</p> en-US contact@cird.online (CIRD Publication) Journals@cird.online (CIRD Publication Journals) Mon, 15 Jan 2024 14:24:01 +0000 OJS 3.3.0.7 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS, COMPUTER LITERACY COMPETENCE AND USE OF ACADEMIC SOCIAL NETWORKS BY LECTURERS IN PRIVATE UNIVERSTIES IN OSUN STATE, NIGERIA https://www.cirdjournal.com/index.php/bijess/article/view/1200 <p>Academic Social-Networking Sites (ASNS) such as Academia.edu and ResearchGate are becoming very popular among academics. These platforms allow lecturers to upload their academic articles, abstracts, and links to published full-text articles and also track the reading and citation of their published articles among others. Despite this, some studies have reported low use of the academic social networking sites by lecturers. This gap could be a function of their personal characteristics&nbsp;and computer literacy competence. Thus, this paper&nbsp;examined Personal Characteristics (PCs), Computer Literacy Competence (CLC) and use of Academic Social Networks (ASNs) by lecturers in private universities in Osun State, Nigeria.&nbsp;The descriptive survey research design of the correlational type was adopted and the population consisted of 935 lecturers in eight private universities in Osun State, Nigeria. The single-stage random sampling technique was used to arrive at the sample size of 507&nbsp;and data was collected with the questionnaire and analysed with frequencies, mean, standard deviation, Pearson's Product Moment Correlation and multiple regression.&nbsp;Results showed that Computer literacy competence and demographic factors like age, gender and academic qualifications are significant determinants of use of academic social networks by lecturers.&nbsp;Thus,management of the universities should ensure that ratings from some of the academic social networks like Google Scholar and ResearchGate contribute certain percentage to the promotion of lecturers especially the h-index and i10-index.</p> Tajudeen, Modupeolu Anne Osalusi, Mercy Akoun, David Ogbe Agbenu Copyright (c) 2024 British International Journal of Education and Social Sciences https://www.cirdjournal.com/index.php/bijess/article/view/1200 Tue, 16 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000 A COMPARATIVE ANALYTICAL STUDY OF STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES IN OSUN STATE OWNED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN THE THREE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS https://www.cirdjournal.com/index.php/bijess/article/view/1218 <p>Education is placed at the front burner in state developmental agenda. This is so as education is the bedrock of sustainable human development. This research is aimed at investigating students’ performance based on their Senatorial Districts in Osun State Public Secondary Schools. The source of data was secondary, extracted from content analysis of existence documents from the State Bureau of Statistics and West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC). The methodology employed the use of descriptive statistics, trend analysis and Chi-square test. The result of the analysis revealed that students’ performances are independent of the three Senatorial Districts of the State and more importantly it revealed that students’ performance is not tribal sensitive. It is recommended that&nbsp; Training and re-training of teachers on modern ways of teaching should be encouraged. There should be review of school curricula to align with WAEC syllabus. Government should employ more teachers to meet United Nations recommendation of 27:1 students: teacher ratio.</p> Sanusi, Aderibigbe Maroof , Adegbite, Ismaila Olawale Copyright (c) 2024 British International Journal of Education and Social Sciences https://www.cirdjournal.com/index.php/bijess/article/view/1218 Mon, 15 Jan 2024 00:00:00 +0000