Resources for Chemistry Teaching in Secondary Schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria
AbstractThis study investigated the status of human and material resources for effective implementation of the new chemistry curriculum for secondary schools in Nigeria in Akwa Ibom state. To achieve the objectives of the study, two research questions were raised. Ex-post-facto design was used. The sample consisted of 105 chemistry teachers from all the 31 local government areas of the state using criterion sampling technique. A researcher-developed questionnaire, Resources for Chemistry Teaching Questionnaire (RCTQ), with a reliability index of 0.83 determined using Cronbach’s alpha reliability formula, was used in collecting relevant data. The results of data analyses using percentage rating showed that available human resources are not equitably distributed; the basic facilities are either lacking or are grossly inadequate; and the basic chemicals and equipment for students’ activities are either lacking or are grossly inadequate. Consequently, it was been recommended that the state government should urgent steps to ensure successful implementation of the new curriculum in the state.
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