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ABSTRACT: The study aimed at examining the availability of computer systems and accessories on the teaching and learning of computer science. Two research questions were raised in order to guide the study. Descriptive survey research design adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of forty-five (45) computer studies teachers and two thousand five hundred and thirty-two (2,532) senior secondary two (SS2) students in all the public secondary schools in Etinan Local Government Area. Five schools were sampled using simple random sampling technique. A random selection of fifteen (15) computer studies teachers and eighty-five (85) senior secondary two…

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Parents’ Social Status and Students’ Self-Concept in Secondary Schools   ABSTRACT: The study Parents’ Social Status and Students’ Self-Concept in Secondary Schools.  Three research questions were raised in the study and questionnaire was administered on selected students from the selected schools out of the 14 public secondary schools in the study area in order to collect appropriate data for the study. The sub-variables used to indicate parents’ socio-economic status were parental education, occupation and income level. The findings of the study confirmed the conclusion drawn from the literature review which established a positive relationship between parents’ education, occupation and income…

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Teachers’ Variables and Students’ Academic Performance in Biology   ABSTRACT: The study examined Teachers’ Variables and Students’ Academic Performance in Biology. A descriptive survey research design was adopted in the study which involved eighty one biology teachers. An open fact finding questionnaire tagged “Biology Teachers Questionnaire (BTQ)” was used to collect data for the study. Results of students for 2015 West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in biology were also collected from sampled schools to serve as data base. Data obtained were analyzed using frequency counts, percentage and chi-square statistical technique, findings indicated that students taught by trained,…

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ABSTRACT: The study investigates continuous assessment practices and student’s academic performance in biology. Research hypotheses were formulated and a Quasi experimental research design was adopted for the study. The sample size consisted of 120 SS2 students in four intact classes from 4 selected secondary schools in the study Area. The four different classes were taught for one term by their biology teachers and assessed using guidelines given by the researcher. A Biology Achievement Test with 25-items multiple choice items constructed by the researcher was administered on the respondents at the end of term. Data collected were analyzed using independent t-test…

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ABSTRACT: This study investigates Online Learning Resources Utilization and Students’ Academic Performance in Secondary Schools. Two (2) research questions and hypotheses were formulated for the findings of the study. The study adopted a survey research design and made use of a simple random sampling technique to select a total of 100 students for the findings of the study. Two (2) instruments (Social Studies Achievement Test (SSAT) and questionnaire) were used for data collection. The test scores were analyzed using independent t-test method; and the result showed that all the calculated t-values were greater than the critical t-values. This resulted to…

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ABSTRACT: This research investigates Free and Compulsory Education Policy and Students’ Enrollment in Secondary Schools. Research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study consisted of 17,219 students and 480 teachers from 10 public secondary schools in Abak Local Government Area. The instrument for this study was the enrollment figures of all the public secondary schools students in Abak Local Government Area. The data collected were statistically analyzed using simple ratio and percentage. The findings of the study revealed that free and compulsory education policy causes inequality in student teacher ratio in secondary schools in Abak…

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Family Characteristics and Students Academic Performance in Economics in Senior Secondary Schools   Abstract: This study was on family characteristics and students academic performance in Economics in senior secondary school in Ini Local Government Area. Research questions and hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The population for the study was 2000 secondary two students. A sample of 200 students was randomly selected from ten secondary schools in the study area. Three research hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaires Family Characteristics and Academic Performance of Economics Students (FCAPES). The statistical tool…

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Demonstration Technique and Students’ Academic Achievement in Agricultural Science in Secondary Schools ABSTRACT This study examined Demonstration Techniques and Students’ Academic Achievement in Agricultural Science in Secondary Schools in Ibesikpo Asutan Local Government Area. Three null hypotheses were formulated in line with the specific objectives to guide the study. The quasi experimental research design was adopted for the study. The target population was 523 SS2 students who offered Agricultural Science. A sample size of 120 SS2 students who offered agricultural science was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was “Agricultural Science Achievement Test (ASAT)”. The data collected…

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WAYS THAT NATURE AND NURTURE INFLUENCE HUMAN DEVELOPMENT FROM CONCEPTION   INTRODUCTION Nature is what we think of as pre-wiring and is influenced by genetic inheritance and other biological factors while nurture is generally taken as the influence of external factors after conception i.e. the product of exposure, experience, and learning on an individual. The nature-nurture debate is concerned with the relative contribution that both influences human behavior. (McLeod, 2007) Different branches of psychology often take a one versus the other approach. For example, biological psychology tends to stress the importance of genetics and biological influences while behaviorism, on the…

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Family Factors on the Academic Performance of Pupils in Christian Religious Knowledge    ABSTRACT: The study investigated Family Factors on the Academic Performance of Pupils in Christian Religious Knowledge. Three research hypotheses where postulated and tested to achieve the objectives of the study, the study was quasi-experimental design using parental educational level, parents income level, questionnaire and Christian Religious Knowledge Performance Test (CRKPT) to collect relevant data. The sample of the study comprised of 90 primary pupils drawn from three (3) randomly selected schools from the study area. The data collected were analyzed using simple t-test. The results presented in…

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