Possible impact of COVID-19 on senior secondary school students’ performance in science education in Nigeria

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Possible impact of COVID-19 on senior secondary school students’ performance in science education in Nigeria

Abstract

A survey research design was adopted for this study. This research work was carried out in Abaji area council of FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. There are a total number of eight (8) secondary schools in the area of study. Out of the entire teacher population in the area council, (80) teachers were sampled because of the school close down the problem. A structured questionnaire, titled the ‘Effects of COVID-19 Schools Close Down on the Senior Secondary School Academic Programme Questionnaire’ (ECSCDSSAPQ) was used for obtaining information for the study. Simple random techniques were used to select the sample size. The reliability of the instrument was determined through the test re-test method. Data collected were analyzed using a simple percentage. Result collected revealed that 80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 Schools close down would affect the academic programme of Senior Secondary Schools;80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has led to the suspension of internal and external examinations reduction in investment on education; 80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has led to the suspension of teaching and learning in Schools;80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has affected the academic calendar of senior secondary schools and 80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has led to the suspension of all extra-curriculum activities in Senior Secondary Schools. The paper recommends that the Minister of education should direct all Senior Secondary Schools administrators to come up with strategies to cover up the one-month teaching and learning gap created as a result of the COVID=19 schools closed down.

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