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Academic achievement of physics education students’ in two Nigerian universities

Alachi Sunday
A.B. Owadara
C.O. Nwosu
C Njoku


The objective of this study was to find out factors affecting the academic achievement of physics education students’ in Benue State University and University of Agriculture, Makurdi. The study sought answers to four research questions. The research was carried out using a sample size of 108 students of the department of curriculum and teaching, faculty of education, Benue State University and the department of Science Education, College of Agricultural Science Education, University of Agriculture, Makurdi. A questionnaire was used for data collection. A simple percentage and chi-square were used for the analysis of the data collected. Two hypotheses relevant to the research questions were tested. Several teacher, student’s, parental and institutional factors were found to affect students achievement. These factors include cultism among students’, lack of interest in teaching by teachers, inadequate finance from parents and poor study habits and lack of laboratory and library facilities, Recommendations were made towards overcoming the negative effect of these factors.

Keywords: Factors, academic, achievement, physics education

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