Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief:                                          Prof. (Mrs.) F. M. Osalusi

Managing Editor:                                       Dr. (Mrs.) B. O. Abdu-Raheem

Consulting Editors:

Prof. S. O. Bandele                         –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. Dipo Kolawole                      –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. T. T. Olofintoye                     –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi                –              Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye

Prof. S. F. Ogundare                        –              Tai Solarin University, Ago-Iwoye

Prof. A. A. Jekayinfa                       –              University of Ilorin, Ilorin

Prof. J. O. Ajiboye                            –              University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Prof. O. V. Adeoluwa                      –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. E. O. S. Iyamu                         –              University of Benin, Benin-City

Prof. I. A. Ajayi                                  –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. Mobolaji Ogunsanya             –              University of Ibadan, Ibadan

Prof. J. B. Ayodele                           –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. W. O. Adebayo                       –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. C. T. Oluwadare                    –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. A. A. Awe                                –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti

Prof. (Mrs.) K. Ogundana             –              Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti


Publication Committee:

Prof. (Mrs.) F. M. Osalusi                  –              Chairperson
Phone :: +2348033561639

Dr. (Mrs.) M. F. Oluwagbohunmi              –              Member
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Dr. R. A. Alonge                                             –              Member

Mr. Cornelius A. Ogbiye                               –              Member

Mrs. H. F. Okunade                                      –              Secretary


The Editorial

The Department produced its maiden edition of Social Science Education Journal (SOSCED-J) in 2017. Two editions, volumes 2:1 and 2:2 were produced in 2018. This, therefore, is the third edition. The journal is inter-disciplinary, giving academia in all facets of study including Education, Science, Social Science, Management Science and Humanities the opportunity to make contributions to the attainment of academic excellence in Nigeria and the world in general.

This edition is an attempt to extend the frontiers of knowledge. It consists of papers that have critically examined the challenges confronting Nigeria in her march towards greatness. The articles are thirty three in number, consisting of both empirical and theoretical studies. The articles focused on a range of topics, which include Restructuring Independent National Electoral Commission for Sustainable Democracy, Critical Thinking Pattern of Post-Basic Education Students as a Case for Civic Education Curriculum, Domestic Violence among Semi-Urban Women, Innovative Classroom Practices and Sustainable Development, Assessing Undergraduates’ Level of Global Issue Knowledge as Pathway to Building Future Social Studies, Materialism and Social Class: The Bane of Corruption, Assessment of Faith-Based Organisations, Building Future Leaders through Social Studies, Phobia and Students’ Academic Performance.

Others are Knowledge of Secondary School Students of Environmental Issues, Socio-Economic Background as Determinant of Child Maltreatment, Problems and Prospects of Gender Parity, Achieving National Development through Social Studies Education, Traditional Cassava Processing Industry and Job Creation, Evaluation of Instructional Process in Distance Learning Programme, Islamic Microfinance : A Catalyst towards Muslim Women Empowerment, Influence of Nigerian English on the Vocabulary Development of Senior Secondary School Students, Analysis of Reading Deficiency and Strategies for Remediating them among Primary School Pupils, Family Influence on Academic Achievement of Junior Secondary School Students in Social Studies, Influence of ICT for Sustaining Teachers’ Effectiveness in Secondary Schools, Indiscipline among Students in Public Secondary Schools, The Imperative in the Teaching and Learning of Social Studies Education.

Titles of other papers include Gender Equality: A Veritable Tool for Sustainable Development, Teachers’ Content Knowledge and Attitude to Teaching as Predictor of Students’ Achievement, Effective Utilisation of Resources for the Implementation of Curriculum in Junior Secondary Schools, Corruption in Nigeria: Causes and Strategies, Evaluation of Financial Accountability in Teaching Service Commission, Awareness and Knowledge of Service Learning among Youth, The Role of Adult Education Programme in Combating Unemployment, Religiosity as the Root of Immorality among Christians, Tag-Question Errors of NCE Students Learning English as Second Language, School Plant Planning as a Determinant of Teachers’ Productivity in Secondary Schools and Credibility and  Authenticity of Card Reader as an Antidote to Election Rigging.

Special thanks and appreciation go to all our contributors for their subscribing to this edition of (SOSCED-J). The Editorial Board, Managing Editor, Publication Committee and the entire staff of the Department are inestimably appreciated for a job well done. Our reviewers deserve commendation for doing meticulous jobs to ensure the quality of this publication. The Department is particularly grateful to the Dean of Education, Prof. J. B. Ayodele and the immediate past Dean, Prof. T. T. Olofintoye, for their unflinching support. More importantly, our sincere appreciation goes to the former Vice Chancellor, Prof. S.O. Bandele and the Ag Vice Chancellor, Prof. (Mrs) O. B. Ajayi, for providing enabling environment for the publication.

It is anticipated that researchers and scholars within Nigeria and beyond shall continue to patronize this journal by contributing well-researched articles for publication. The subsequent editions shall continue to promote originality, creativity, innovative ideas and information for dissemination of knowledge. Let me quickly add that the opinions and views expressed by each contributor are strictly his or hers as the journal is not accountable for them.


B.O. Abdu-Raheem Ph. D