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Authors: Chiroma, D., Adamu, I., Abdullahi A. C.

Journal Article | Publish Date: 11/December/2020


Abstract The study Assessed the Readiness of Vocational Agricultural Science Teachers on Teaching Bioscience and Biotechnology in Secondary Schools in Gombe state, Nigeria. The study was guided by four research questions and null hypotheses The descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 140 agricultural science teachers in Gombe state and the entire population was used for the study. The instrument for data collection was adopted achievement test and questionnaire. The instrument was validated by experts and pilot tested. A reliability coefficient of 0.84 for achievement test and 0.78 for the attitudinal questionnaire were obtained. The researchers personally collected the data assisted by 5 trained research assistants using direct contact method. The data collected were coded into Statistical Package of Social Science (SPSS, 23). The package was used to run mean scores and standard deviation for answering the research questions while Independent Sample t-test was employed in the test of the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The study disclosed that the pedagogical skills, knowledge and attitude for teaching bioscience and biotechnology of agricultural science teachers in Gombe state were partial. It was concluded that agricultural science teachers have partial attitude, skills and knowledge for teaching topics related to bioscience and biotechnology in agricultural science in government secondary schools in Gombe state. This may be one of the factors affecting the academic achievement of students in agricultural science. It was recommended among others that Gombe state ministry of education should exposed agricultural science teachers to training, workshop and seminars that will further equip them with the needed skills for effect teaching of bioscience and biotechnology in secondary schools in Gombe State. Keywords: Agricultural, Teachers, Readiness, Teaching, Bioscience, Biotechnology


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