Volume 6 Issue 2 (2017)

Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE): An Exploration of Physics Students’ Achievement

pp. 56-65  |  Published Online: December 2017  |  DOI: 10.22521/unibulletin.2017.62.4

Aina, Jacob Kola; Philip, Yamma Joseph


Four colleges of education comprising three public and one private college were sampled for this study. The three years of Physics results of 200 students of these colleges were analyzed using t-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). Results indicates a difference in the academic achievement of students in theoretical and practical Physics. Additionally, there was a gap in the students’ academic performance in the theoretical and practical courses based on gender. The implications of the findings for Physics learning and gender representation in Physics education are highlighted.

Keywords: academic achievement, Nigerian certificate in education, national commission for colleges of education, gender gap, theoretical physics, practical physics


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