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Academic Leadership Journal

Abstract

The lecture method is probably the most prevalent and only method some university lecturers often employ in the training programs leading to the preparation of Nigerian graduates. In recent times the quality of graduates in Nigeria has necessitated a second look at this predominant method of preparation. Since the lecture method is predominantly teacher – centered and mostly leaves the learners as passive participants, only to take notes and probably ask questions after the lecture delivery if and when time permits, the need has arisen to look for alternative ways of graduates’ preparation that will be all inclusive. There is a need for a method that will shift the attention to the learners, while the lecturers play the role of facilitator of learning. One of the methods that can promote these all inclusiveness is Study Technology. It is to this end that this study envisages answering the question: “what will be the effect of study technology mode of instruction and lecture method on the academic performance of university students in Nigeria?

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