International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

International Journal of Advanced Education and Research


International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
International Journal of Advanced Education and Research
Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2021)

Extent of implementation of the basic science curriculum component of the universal basic education (UBE) programme in Port Harcourt urban schools, Nigeria


Hillary Wordu, Godlove Monfe

The study investigated the Extent of Implementation of the Basic Science Curriculum Component of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Port Harcourt Urban Schools, Nigeria. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. To achieve this five research questions were formulated to guide the study. The population of the study comprised 35 principals and 1,954 teachers in 35 schools offering Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Port Harcourt Urban. The area of the study covers Obio/Akpor and Port Harcourt Local Government Areas in Rivers State. The sample size for the study comprised 35 principals and 196 teachers. The principals were purposively selected to include all member of the population due to its small size. In the case of teachers, simple random sampling technique was used to obtain the sample size. The instrument used for the data collection was a structured questionnaire of the Four points response Likert scale of Very High Extent (VHE) = 4 points, High Extent (HE) = 3 points, Low Extent (LE) = 2 points, and Very Low Extent (VLE) = 1 point. The questionnaire was validated and its reliability ascertained by test-rest method and the parallel sets of scores subjected to the Pearson's Product Moment Correlation to have a coefficient of 0.80. Mean and standard deviations were used to answer the research questions. The findings of the study revealed, among others, that to a High Extent, functional laboratories and adequate funds were not made available to enhance the teaching and learning of Basic Science in schools. Also, that environment affects the teaching and learning of Basic Science in Port Harcourt Urban Schools. It was recommended among others that Government should support the implementation of the teaching and learning of Science by providing modern, relevant and adequate facilities for the enhancement of the acquisition of requisition skills in the teaching and learning of Science in the Universal Basic Education secondary schools.
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Hillary Wordu, Godlove Monfe. Extent of implementation of the basic science curriculum component of the universal basic education (UBE) programme in Port Harcourt urban schools, Nigeria. International Journal of Advanced Education and Research, Volume 6, Issue 3, 2021, Pages 38-44
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