Category: BIOLOGY

EFFECTS OF COMPUTER ASSISTED INSTRUCTION ON BIOLOGY STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

CHAPTER ONE Introduction Science as a discipline is an organized body of knowledge and a process of inquiry which can be developed through observation and experimentation. Scientific knowledge is often applied and geared towards problem solving in order to enhance the living standard of man which is termed technology. Different scientists define science differently according […]

EFFECTS OF COLLABORATIVE TEACHING METHOD ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY

CHAPTER ONE 1.1 Introduction Science has been defined by various authors Pindar and Sale (2002) define science as Product theories, laws, principles concepts. Process of science-involving observation, classification measurement, inference, prediction, experimentation, hypothesizing as well as attitude humility, honesty and curiosity. Science consists of Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Biology as a Science subject according to […]

THE EFFECTS OF UNQUALIFIED TEACHERS IN TEACHING BIOLOGY IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background of the Study The recent claim by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) that 80% percent of teachers employed in Sokoto state public schools lacked teaching qualification provided a further insight into the profound nature of the crisis commonly confronting our educational sector. The aim of education is to provide […]

AVAILABILITY OF LABORATORY FACILITIES ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Science is doing and involves regular hands – on practical work for learners to develop scientific literacy to face global challenges. Aleyideino (2000) opined that sound science education is accepted worldwide as bedrock of human development and progress, and also maintained that no educational system can rise above […]

IMPACT OF PROBLEM SOLVING AND DISCOVERY METHOD ON STUDENTS ATTITUDE IN BIOLOGY

CHAPTER ONE 1.1 Introduction Science education is an indispensable tool for national development because the economic and political strength of a nation is mostly assessed in terms of her performance in science and technology (Olarinoye 2001, Otuka 2006 & Wasagu 2007). In view of its importance to nation building, the Federal Government of Nigeria emphasized […]

INFLUENCE OF SCHOOL FACTOR ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS IN BIOLOGY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study  Biology is a natural science subject consisting of contents from microscopic organisms to the biosphere, encompassing the earth’s surface and all living things Okwo, and Tartiyus (2004). Considering its characteristics and importance, Biology is a standard subject of instruction at all levels of our educational system, from primary […]

THE EFFECT OF VISUAL AIDS ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN BIOLOGY

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Education, according to Coombs (1970) consists of two components. He classified these two components into inputs and outputs. According to him, inputs consist of human and material resources and outputs are the goals and outcomes of the educational process. Both the inputs and outputs form a dynamic organic […]

EFFECTS OF EXAAMINATION MALPRACTICES ON LECTURER’S ATTITUDE TO TEACHING AND LEARNING OF PHYSICS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study             Malpractices according to the advance oxford learners dictionary (2000) is wrong doing, neglect to duty. According to  Adekunle (2003) examination malpractices could be defined as behaviour contrary to a set of expected code of conduct or contrary to a set of ethic and norms exhibited in the […]

TEACHERS QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE AND GENDER AS DETERMINANTS OF STUDENTS PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL EXAMINATION

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study           Many factors contribute to a student’s academic performance, including individual characteristics, family and Neighborhood experiences. But research such as Jordan, Mendro and Weersinge (1997) suggests that among school related factors, teachers matter most. When it comes to student performance on reading and math tests, a teacher is […]

IMPACT OF SCHOOL FACILITIES ON STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY Student performance is referred to as academic achievement by Adediwura and Tayo (2007). Academic achievement or academic performance is the out come of education the extent to which a student, teacher or institution has achieved their educational goals. Achievement is commonly measured by examinations or continuous assessment but […]

IMPACT OF CLASSROOM USE OF DIGITAL TOOLS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS BIOLOGY

IMPACT OF CLASSROOM USE OF DIGITAL TOOLS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS BIOLOGY CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study The 21st century is characterized by advancement in science and technology for Nigeria to realize accelerated development in the 21stcentury; she needs qualitative science education in the school especially in the semi- secondary school. Over the last […]

UTILIZATION OF INNOVATIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES ON BIOLOGY TEACHERS’ AWARENESS

UTILIZATION OF INNOVATIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES ON BIOLOGY TEACHERS’ AWARENESS CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Problem The purpose of education is not only to make students literate but also to improve their knowledge, self-sufficiency and their ability to think rationally. In any society, education is tool for growth and progress because it not only imparts […]

EFFECT OF TEACHERS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

EFFECT OF TEACHERS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Biology is important for national development and incidentally serves as basis for advance learning of professional courses in fields such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy,  and other allied courses. Biology therefore records the highest […]

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS ATTITUDE TOWARDS BIOLOGY IN SELECTED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN URBAN AND RURAL AREA OF EKITI STATE

COMPARATIVE STUDY OF MALE AND FEMALE STUDENTS ATTITUDE TOWARDS BIOLOGY IN SELECTED SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN URBAN AND RURAL AREA OF EKITI STATE CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study In Nigeria, education is regarded as the light of every citizen in our democratic society. Education had been a means, through which a person is […]

EFFECTS OF TEACHERS EDUCATION BACKGROUND ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

EFFECTS OF TEACHERS EDUCATION BACKGROUND ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Biology is important for national development and incidentally serves as basis for advance learning of professional courses in fields such as nursing, medicine, pharmacy,  and other allied courses. Biology therefore records the highest […]

EFFECTS OF LABORATORY ADEQUACY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL BIOLOGY STUDENTS

EFFECTS OF LABORATORY ADEQUACY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCES OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL BIOLOGY STUDENTS CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the study Science has become very important ingredient worldwide for suitable and socio-economic development as well as for technological advancement of nations. Knowledge of science education is no doubt required in all countries all over the world […]

EFFECT OF LABORATORY TEACHING TECHNIQUES ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN BIOLOGY IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ISE ORUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE

EFFECT OF LABORATORY TEACHING TECHNIQUES ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS IN BIOLOGY IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ISE ORUN LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EKITI STATE CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background to the Study Biology is one of the core science subjects offered in Nigerian secondary schools and it is the most highly subscribed among the science subjects […]