EZEANYIKA, SAMUEL E.
Department of Political Science
Imo State University
Owerri, Nigeria.


NWORGU, KINGSLEY O.
Department of Mass Communication
Imo State University
Owerri, Nigeria.


YUNUSA, MOHAMMED H.
Department of Political Science
Federal University
Lokoja, Nigeria.


OPURUM, INNOCENT O.
Department of Political Science
Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education
Owerri, Nigeria.


Abstract
No single phenomenon has ever dominated the integration of human societies as technology-driven communication. Understanding the initiatives in adventures and expeditions, the demonstrations in seizure and expansion of territories, the translocation of resources and transmission of values are pointers to understanding communication. Communication seems to assume an explanatory role in energizing the coming together of world societies. More so, it aids in the acceleration of the interdependence of institutions, organs, processes and values. The central objective of this paper is to establish a symbiotic linkage and explain the nexus between communication and globalization. To attain this goal, communication is used as a framework for analyzing global interdependence. In its conclusion, the study postulates that communication is the vehicle through which technology is transmitted, while technology is the oiling of communication which is the nerve of globalization.


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UYOH, BENEDICTA B.
Department of General Studies
Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic
Ikot Osurua, Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.


Abstract
Language and communication are twin concepts that cannot be treated in isolation of one another. They are fundamental concepts that give meaning and recognition to the existential status of a given society and its people. Language is the unique system with which a people communicate their worldview. A given nation owes its development- social, political, educational and so on, to Language and communication. This is because the two concepts serve as a bridge that brings both the nation and its citizens together for a strong relationship. The study examines the place of language and communication in national development. It reveals that Nigeria is a multilingual society and that the use of different languages has been of immense benefit to Nigerian society. It submits that inspite of the huge contribution made by Language and communication to national development, there are some challenges that might arise thereof. The study identifies and articulate measures that would bring enduring solution to these challenges.

 

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OHIMEKPEN, EKANIYERE B.
Department of Languages
Federal Polytechnic
Auchi, Nigeria.


UGWU, ALEKE D.
Department of General Studies
Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnic
Geidam, Nigeria.


Abstract
This study mirrors the plight of the ordinary people in the society who suffer from social, political and economic injustices and are placed in the lower level cadre in the society in Mohammed Adisa’s Wailing Masses. The study reveals the pains and sufferings the poor and their families go through in order to make ends meet in the hands of the rich and  the super rich. It further highlights how the poor live in squalor without hope, aims and direction. While the rich and the super rich live in opulence using their pen, connection and influence to exploit the poor politically, economically, socially, etc; thereby creating a wide gap between the poor and the rich and the super rich. To this end, however, the study is of the view that, in order to bridge the wide gap between the poor and the rich and the super rich, the masses need to rise up and fight against the socio-political ills in the society.

 

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ETUK, IME A.
Department of General Studies
Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic
Ikot Osurua, Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria.


Abstract
Public speaking is an art. To speak effectively in public, one must learn and master the art of it. This study examined the two aspects of speech making namely-speech writing and speech making and exposes the fact that the two are interrelated. To achieve this, adequate preparations must be made which include preparing the speech (pre-planning), taking care of nervousness and stage fright, applying non-verbal codes during speech communication and the different modes of speech presentation. The study also tried to provide some helpful hints needed during oral presentation. This shows that mastery of this art exposes one to the techniques involved in writing and delivering a speech without flaws before targeted audience.

 

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UGWUANYI, E. I.
Department of English Languages
Federal College of Education (Tech.)
Umunze, Nigeria.


Abstract
The study examined the implementation problems of the English Language Curriculum in the Federal Colleges of Education in Nigeria. Mainly the issues of inadequate facilities, students poor background, students lack of interest in their studies and supervisory inadequacies as they affect curriculum implementation in the English Language were examined. The population of the study was 223 Lecturers of English Language who were used for the study. A questionnaire code-named CIMPROQ was the instrument used for the study. The mean was the statistical tool used in analyzing the data. The findings of the study revealed that inadequate facilities in the Federal colleges of Education constitute a great problem in the implementation of the English Language curriculum; students poor background and their lack of interest are some of the curriculum implementation problems. Location of the colleges is not a factor in the implementation of the curriculum while supervisory inadequacies is a major problem in the implantation of the curriculum. Based on the findings, it is recommended that government should as a matter of urgency embark on the employment of qualified English teachers in the colleges; there should be continuous training and retraining of English Language teachers; government and non-government bodies should jointly provide facilities and other resources for the colleges; supervisory agencies should be equipped to do their jobs more seriously and lastly, parents and guardians should continue to advice their wards to be more serious in their studies.

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