Research Papers/Topics in Biology Education

The Effect of ICT on Teaching and Learning Biology in Mokwa Niger State

ABSTRACTIn the National Policy of Education (2004), emphasis is made on the need for laying a solid or sound basis for scientific effective thinking. This can only be achieved by the use of ICT in teaching and learning process. ICT is paving the way for a new pedagogical approach where students are expected to play a more active role than before. The study examined the effect of ICT on teaching and learning of Biology in Mokwa, Niger State. Four research questions were structured to guide the...

EFFECT OF ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN ABI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF CROSS RIVER STATE

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this research project was to examine the Effects of Administrative materials on academic performance in Biology in Abi Local Government Area of Cross River State. For the study, in order to achieve these goals, four (4) research questions were asked, and converted to 4 null hypotheses to effectively direct the study. A 25 item questionnaires was constructed by the researcher and validated by the project supervisor and was then used in generating data from 205 JSS-III gr...

PROVISION OF PHYSICAL FACILITIES AND TEACHERS’ JOB OUTPUT IN OBUDU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, CROSS RIVER STATE

ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to ascertain the provision of physical facilities on teachers’ job output in Obudu Local Government Area, Cross River State. Four null hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance using chi-square (x2) analysis. The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire entitle Provision of Physical Facilities and Teachers’ Job output (QPPFTJO). The sample comprised of two hundred (200) respondents drawn from five (5) schools in the study a...

ISOLATION AND IDENTIFICATION OF HELMINTH PARASITES OF PUBLIC HEALTH IMPORTANCE FROM COMMERCIAL AQUACULTURE PONDS WATER WITHIN KANO METROPOLITAN

A great number and diversity of animal species are capable of parasitizing fish, ranging from microscopic protozoan to grossly visible crustaceans and annelids. In the wild fish, there is large range of parasites but they are usually only present in small numbers, they can be considered a normal finding and rarely cause disease problems (FAO, 2016). In cultured fish, there is a more limited range of parasites but they are often present in much large numbers than seen in the wild. Ther...

Impact of mode of admission into tertiary instititution

Education is crucial to the development of any profession. The need to produce teachers capable of functioning as quality practitioners in the school system is irreplaceable. The necessity becoming more obvious with increasing cost of education, increasing inflation and economic crises in both developed and developing countries. Similarly, Sophisticated advances in technology, increasing awareness in the populace and the overall increase in available knowledge through the internet have also i...

ROLES AND CHALLENGES OF INTEGRATED SCIENCE

The paper examined critically the roles of integrated science teachers in the society with poor infrastructures like Nigeria and challenges faced by those teachers in the teaching of integrated science and the way forward

Using Instructional Materials: Effects on Students Performance in Biology Subject

ABSTRACT This study focuses on the effect of the use of instructional materials on students’ performance in Biology – A case study of Surulere Local Government Area, Lagos state. Inadequate and ineffective use of instructional materials by teachers has been identified as one of the reasons for poor performance of students in Biology in secondary schools. The study aimed at investigating the effect of the use of instructional materials on the teaching of the subject Biology. It also exami...

The effect of Malaria Parasit: The Serum Levels of Vitamin A and Zinc in the Malaria Endemic Area

ABSTRACT Malaria is an endemic parasitic disease that prevails particularly in warm tropical regions of the world. Micronutrient malnutrition such as vitamin A and iron deficiencies which is a public health problem in Nigeria. It is usually highly prevalent in malaria endemic areas.  Characterizing the relationship between micronutrient status (vitamin A and Zinc) and malaria infection among children in Okolobiri town (Nigeria), serum levels of zinc, and Vitamin A, were as...

The Quality of Science, Technology. Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Teachers in Nigeria

As good as STEAM education is, the introduction of STEAM into secondary school curriculum is good but not handled by academic qualified teachers and this are marred the students’ performance. The teaching approach that a teacher adopts is one factor that may affect students’ achievement and facilitates high standards of learners’ outcomes. The failure or good performance of students rest on the quality of instruction and not lack of student’s ability to learn. This paper addresses som...

THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION IN THE FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY (FCT)

This study is aimed at looking into the factors affecting the implementation of Universal Basic Education in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).   The study also aims to develop on resources inputs in the Basic Education and the process of converting the inputs to outputs for efficiency and effectiveness.   However, in carrying out this study a survey research design is going to be use using probability sampling a total of five schools will be used in the Federal Capital Territory...

Age and Parental Variables Influence on Academic Performance of Senior Secondary Students in Biology: A Study of Umuahia Education Zone of Abia State

This study investigated the influence of age and parental variables such as Parental occupation and education background on the students’ academic performance in Biology in Umuahia education zone of Abia state of Nigeria. The research was ex-post facto research design. A total sample of 120 students was drawn from the population using stratified random sampling. Questionnaire on Age and Parental Variable Influence (QAPVI) developed by the researcher was used for data collection. The r...

IMPACT OF LABORATORY PRACTICAL ON SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN SS2 BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY AND MATHEMATICS IN ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE

ABSTRACTThis project work was carried out to determine the impact of laboratory practical on senior secondary school academic achievement in SS 2 Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State.The long held motion is that practical offers students a more realistic experience in science but Lunetta (2008), reported that some educators have begun to question seriously the impartation and the role of laboratory practical, they opined that practical method ...

A STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN TEACHING AND LEARNING BIOLOGY IN SENOIR SECONDARY SCHOOLS (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA).

AbstractThe study determined the impact of instructional materials in teaching and learning biology among the students in senior secondary schools in Enugu North Local Government Area. These research questions were reviewed and answered. The literature related to this study was reviewed under following topics. There are; uses of instructional materials, importance of instructional material in teaching and learning, the availability of instructional materials, the extent of usage of these mate...

EFFECT OF BIOLOGY PRACTICAL ON THE SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY IN ENUGU STATE (A CASE STUDY OF ENUGU NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF ENUGU STATE)

ABSTRACTThis project work was carried out to determine the effect of biology practicals on the secondary school students academic performance in biology in Enugu State (A case study of Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu State).The long held notion is that practicals offer students a more realistic experience in sciences but Hunetta (2008), reported that some educators have begun to question seriously the effectiveness and the role of laboratory work. They opined that practical method ...

IDENTIFICATION OF TEACHING TOPIC IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL BIOLOGY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE A CASE STUDY OF SENIOR SECONDARY TWO CURRICULAR IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACTNigeria is thoroughly made up of different State with different languages. English language and Biology continues to perform significant and elaborate functions in almost all the facets of our life.A particularly unique place, where variability and vitality in the use of English is greatly experienced is in the domain of the mass media, mainly in newspaper, news reporting.  While Biology help us to solve health problems. Here, activities in the areas of politics, education crime ...

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