Improving Science Education in Nigeria: The Role of Key Stakeholders
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University of Ilorin, Ilorin, NIGERIA
Online publish date: 2018-04-15
Publish date: 2018-04-15
European J Hlth Biol 2018;7(1):em2
The general poor performance of students in national examinations in recent past have brought about doubts from relevant quarters as to the activities of stakeholders towards improving students’ performance in Science and generally Science Education. Researchers have succinctly identified causes of poor performance among students and have acted in various capacities to remediate this occurrence. However, government, teachers and students have peculiar challenges for effective and successful improvement from the status quo. Whether the roles are practicable under the current socio-economic realities in Nigeria remains a probable question. Hence, this study researched the responsibilities of government, teachers and students in qualitative development of science education in Nigeria. The researcher reviewed the global educational practices to what is obtainable in Nigeria vis-à-vis the UNESCO benchmark. Also, this study suggests plausible solutions to the peculiar problems arising from the neglect of global and international best practices in Nigeria.
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