Original Research Article

Year: 2015 | Month: 10 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 10 | Pages: 596-600

Attitudes of Secondary School Students towards Biology as a School Subject in Birninkebbi Metropolis, Nigeria

Iliyasu Hussaini1, Lee Ming Foong1, Yahya Kamar2

1Faculty of Technical & Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.
2Faculty of Education and Extension Services, Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto.

Corresponding Author: Iliyasu Hussaini

ABSTRACT

The present study examined the attitudes of Kebbi state secondary school students towards biology as a school subject. Three Hundred and Thirty-Five (335) SSII Secondary School Student constituted the samples of the study. They were selected by a proportionate sampling technique. A structured questionnaire titled Students’ Attitude towards Biology Questionnaire on a5-point scale was used to collect the data Overall results of the study revealed that the mean score of students was 85. Differences between the attitudes of male and female students were significantly insignificant. The results also showed that there was a significant difference between the attitude of science and art students. The results also showed that there was a significant difference between the attitude of public and private students. The study also shows that majority of pupils in Kebbi have positive attitudes towards Biology. Since the majority of the students indicated that provision of adequate teaching aids influences their attitudes, it is recommended that educational material should be provided in the schools. Students should be engaged in practical work, and extra lessons should be organized for students with negative attitudes towards Biology.

Keywords: Attitudes; Public school; Private school; Biology; Male and Female students.

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