Dorothy Ofoha

Dorothy Ofoha
National Open University Of Nigeria | NOUN · Faculty of Education

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While parental harsh disciplining of children is a global concern, children living in Nigeria often experience particularly high levels of harsh discipline. Constrained by the lack of parenting skills to effectively manage children, most Nigerian parents rely too heavily on the use of violent methods in the disciplining of their children, which pos...
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This tracer study was designed to track National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) graduate nurses in their places of work with a view to ascertaining their level of professional competency and to explore employers’ expectation of graduate competencies. The study employed the descriptive survey design. Participants included 222 NOUN alumni who grad...
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Despite the growing research that demonstrates that the use of corporal punishment with children is harmful, many Nigerian parents still utilise such methods without realising the implications. Because of lack of a strong evidence‐based programme to serve local needs, we developed a community‐based parenting education programme (PEP) to help parent...
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A parenting education program delivered to a sample of parents of young children aged 3–12 years who often used negative behavior control strategies to discipline their children was evaluated for effectiveness using a quasi-experimental design. Parents (n = 150) who received parenting education program intervention program for 8 weeks (weekly 2 hr...
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Despite the evidence pointing to its detrimental child outcomes, physical punishment remains one of the most commonly used techniques to discipline children in many Nigerian homes. Research has revealed that a majority of Nigerian parents are not aware of the negative consequences. They are also not aware of nonaversive ways to discipline children....
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The success of any open and distance learning (ODL) programme depends on how well it is evaluated. In the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), students are assessed and evaluated through continuous assessment as well as end of semester examinations. This paper focuses on Tutor Marked Assignment (TMA), which forms part of continuous assessmen...
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Though open and distance learning (ODL) has gained prominence in many countries, there are widespread fears for the quality of ODL programmes. Taking the case of the Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education programme of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), this paper examined the effectiveness of these programmes in their efforts to contrib...

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