Research Papers/Topics in Biology Education

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perception on Teaching Practice Exercise organized By Their Institution

ABSTRACTThis study examined the perception of pre-service teachers on quality of teaching practice organized by their institution in selected tertiary institutions in Nigeria.The study adopted descriptive survey research method. The sample comprised of  Three hundred (300) pre-service teachers offering science courses in their third and fourth year teacher training programme. The selection was done through the use of  random sampling techniques. A self-designed questionnaire was used to col...

Examining Public Private Partnership in Nigeria: potentials and challenges

ABSTRACT Public  Private  Partnership  has  been  said  to  be  a  long  term  agreement  between  a government agency and a private partner for the delivery of goods or services with both party sharing in the risks and rewards inherent in  the delivery of the  goods or  service which include financial risks and responsibilities. Public Private Partnership is an answer to the high demand for infrastructure wh...

SUSTAINABLE BIOLOGY EDUCATION AS AN IMPROVEMENT OF SELF- RELIANCE: SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS AND STUDENTS PERCEPTION IN ABUJA SOUTH AREA COUNCILS, FCT ABUJA, NIGERIA

The opinion of students on what they will do after graduation and the role of biology teachers in preparing students toward self-reliant ventures after graduation. Three purposes of study and three research questions guided the study. The opinion survey research design was used for the study. A sample of two hundred and fifty biology students and fifty biology teachers drawn from a population of one hundred and fifty teachers teaching biology and ten thousand, two hundred and ten students off...

Influence of Societial Attitude on the Academy Performance of Pupils with Mild Intellectual Disability

The study was on “Influence of Societal Attitude on the Academic Performance of Pupils with Educable Intellectual Disability in Akwa-Ibom State” with the purpose of examining how societal attitude influence the academic performance of pupils with educable intellectual disability, societal attitude and gender, and the impact of positive and negative societal attitude on academic performance of pupils with educable intellectual disability, in order to enable full integration of educable in...

Physicochemical Parameters and Microbial load in concrete pond reared with Clarius Gariepinus Fish

Tablea Of Content. 1.Physicochemical Parameters2.Microbial load3.Comparative between other standard 4.Result, Discussion and recommendation 5.References

Combatting Desertification and Drought

Drought and desertification are twin global environmental problems. Nigeria is faced with rapid desert encroachment affecting fifteen northern most states from moderate to severe rate. Climatic variability and anthropogenic activities such as deforestation, extensive cultivation, overgrazing, cultivation of marginal land, bush burning, fuel wood extraction, faulty irrigation system and urbanization are major causes of desertification. Drought and desertification impact directly or indi...

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...

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