Nigeria Secondary School Science Teachers‟ Awareness and Preparation for the Challenges of Vision 20:2020

  • JA Opateye

Abstract

The study investigated the awareness and preparation of secondary school science teachers for the challenges of Vision 20: 2020 in South West, Nigeria. Using a survey research design, four research questions were used. A 50-item structured questionnaire with reliability index of 0.82 was used for data collection. Nine hundred science teachers were randomly selected from three South Western states in Nigeria. Descriptive statistics (mean and Chi-square), t-test and multiple regression analysis were used to analyse the data. The results showed that science teachers have low awareness of Vision 20: 2020 educational goals with Ogun state teachers having the least. A significant difference in awareness was noticed between public and private and also between rural and urban science teachers. No significant difference was observed in the level of preparation between rural and urban but there exist significant difference between public and private science teachers. Science teachers‟ computer illiteracy, inadequate infrastructures, unfavourable school environment, weak coordination and lack of standardization have significant contributions to the level of preparation for Vision 2020 educational challenges. It is therefore, recommended that both federal and state governments should boost the level of awareness of vision 2020 goals and improve on science teachers‟ quality and development with adequate provisions of infrastructures and facilities for use in secondary schools‟ laboratories.

Keywords: Vision 20:2020, Science Teachers, Awareness, Preparation, Educational Goals, Secondary school

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