MANAGING YOUTH CORPS MEMBERS’ TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN NIGERIA: ADDRESSING THE DEFICIENCY CONCERNS
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Keywords

Deficiency concerns
managing youth corps members
Short training
Teaching methods

How to Cite

Popoola, B. G. (2022). MANAGING YOUTH CORPS MEMBERS’ TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN NIGERIA: ADDRESSING THE DEFICIENCY CONCERNS. African Journal of Educational Management, 22(2), 121-132. Retrieved from https://journals.ui.edu.ng/index.php/ajem/article/view/712

Abstract

Despite that majority of the Youth Corps Members (YCM) are being deployed yearly as teachers across Nigeria, certain stakeholders have called on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme to stop deploying non-education graduates to schools as teachers. This call was premised on the submission that the non-education graduates do not have the teaching methods required for imparting knowledge to students. It was established in the literature that there is no official collaboration between the NYSC scheme that deploys YCM and the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) that regulates the teaching profession. Also in related literature, studies have shown the importance of short training as a way of making non-education professionals have basic knowledge of teaching methods. A model was designed in this study showing how collaboration between NYSC and TRCN can be explored to inculcate required teaching methods in the youth corps for better engagement of YCM as teachers. It was recommended among others that the Federal Ministry of Education should be concerned with the development of a short course manual on teaching methodology for the use of YCM.

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