Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Reviews Impact Factor (ISI): 0.1389

Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Reviews (GARJERR) ISSN: 2315-5132

September 202, 10(1): pp. 001-009

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Factors Preventing Learning in Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) in Selected Secondary Schools of Three Senatorial Zones in Niger State, Nigeria

Mohammed Alhaji Liman, Zulaihat Abdulhamid, Sani Idris, Lydia N. Baba, Aisha Mohammed, Aisha Mohammed Giwa

Niger State College of Education, Minna

Corresponding Author Email: mohammed.liman@coeminna.edu.ng

Accepted 27 September, 2021

Abstract

The bed rock of any developed country lay on Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME), as effective factors for economic growth of a country. The paper discussed factors preventing learning of STME in selected secondary schools of three senatorial zones in Niger state of Nigeria.  A simple random sampling (SRS) were used to select a total of 500 teachers and 1,000 students for the study, using  the Four point Likert Scale method of responses i.e. Strongly Agree (SA), Agree (A), Disagree (D), Strongly and Disagree (SD) which weighted as 4, 3, 2 and 1 respectively in the questionnaires. The study was guided four (4) research questions and two (2) hypotheses. Average Mean Score and standard deviation were used to analyze responses from the research questions, while Regression Analysis was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The dependent variable correlated significantly positive with the independent variable for both hypotheses. F-statistics of 42.825 had a p-value of 0.000 (<0.05) and F-statistics of 4.461 had a p-value of 0.000 (<0.05) respectively. Recommendations were made based on these findings.

KeywordsLearning,Science, Technology, Mathematics, Schools.

Mohammed Alhaji Liman, Zulaihat Abdulhamid, Sani Idris, Lydia N. Baba, Aisha Mohammed, Aisha Mohammed Giwa