The Relationship between Schools’ Feeding Programmes and Learning Achievement: A Study of Boarding Secondary Schools in Nigeria

By Roseline Emeh Uyanga.

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Studies on child nutrition have been limited in Nigeria. Uyanga,(1989), Wokoma (1988) and Bukoye (2005) have variously worked on nutrition, but non has specifically addressed the issue of learning diversity. The present study examined the relationship between schools’ feeding programmes and learners’ academic achievement in Nigeria. Three northeastern states - Adamawa, Taraba and Gombe were selected for the study. Using the stratified random sampling method, thirty private, state and federal owned schools were selected. Data obtained were tested using the X2 test at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed a significant relationship between schools’ feeding programme and learning abilities among students in the study area. It also observed the strong relationship that exists between the principal’s leadership style and the nutritional patterns of the schools. Recommendations are made accordingly.

Keywords: Schools’ Feeding Programmes, Learning Diversity

International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations, Volume 9, Issue 6, pp.75-84. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.254MB).

Prof. Roseline Emeh Uyanga

University Professor, Department of Science Education, School of Technology and Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Female Nigerian, holds a B.Sc (Educ.) degree and a Ph.D in Education Administration and Planning. Has had 20 years of Post Doctoral experience in tertiary institutions, held several administrative positions, Headship of Dept. Deanship of Faculty and Coordinatorship of Academic Units. Member of University Senate and several professional organisations like Nigerian Association of University Women, and affiliate of the International Federation of University Women, President (1991-1995) Yola Branch; Nigerian Association for Education Administration and Planning; Curriculum Organisation of Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of Management Chartered e.t.c. Teaches Biology and some education courses including History and Philosophy of Nigerian Education, Comparative Education, Contemporary Issues in Education, Educational Administration, Politics of Education, etc. Published extensively on Education, Science teaching, Women in Education, Science and Technology. Other studies on Women include widowhood in African Societies and gender stereotyping as it affects women education in Nigeria – both being papers presented at College Language Association Conferences held in New Orleans and Washington D.C., 2001 and 2003 respectively. Accredited with 4 textbooks, 38 journal articles and 40 conference papers. Widely travelled in the USA and Africa.


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