A survey of the problems influencing the study of Biology in secondary schools in Ekiti, Ado Local Government.
Biology as a study of living things investigate the mysteries of life, unfolds to us the physical and chemical processes involves in the marvelous activity we call life and how plants and animal live in vital relationship to their environment and to each other. One of the outcome of the discipline is the effect it has on those who are exposed to the discipline is the effect as a discipline has been arrogated a number of functions and biology its own has also mate claims about what it can do.
The possession of this type of knowledge when consisted places the biologist in the crossroad of so many professions such as medicine, disease and not pest control activities of genetics in agriculture space crafts construction and space ravels chemical warfare and what have you.
The study of biology interests many because it deals with life but because of it scientific approaches such as practical work and experimentation, many have often abandon it half way.
Pupils are told that food is oxidized to release energy for the activities of and organism, but the possibility of this reaction which may sound abstract is difficult to believe.
To some, religious background may hinder their willingness to accept some biological concepts such as evolution and to other learning of reproductive processes in mammals especially in man is seen to be immoral. The practical work which those with visual impairment may fin difficult to cope with and the ideals and explain combine to make the study of biology difficult.
The study of biology has its relative importance in industry, medicine, environmental protection, agriculture and most essentially in personal understanding of ourselves. Elimination of superstition has emerged as a strong force propelling people to continue in the study of biology. The study of biology also helps in the understanding of what goes on within and around us and hence foster self direction and guidance.
Today, pollution has contribution to the health problem to all life on earth as a result of industrial activities.
These health problems could e solved with the knowledge and application of biological principles. Having indicated some importance of science to nation it is obvious that for any nation to live the good life, it must internalize the principles of biology.
Biology at all levels must e adequately provided for, we must create stimulating learning environment for biological study. The writer takes interest in investigating into those factors that may hinder the successfully study of biology especially secondary schools
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