Date of Publication : 30, Sep, 2020
The study examined availability, adequacy and utilization of basic science equipment in rural and urban secondary schools in Ekiti state, Nigeria. The study specifically examined the availability, adequacy and utilization of science equipment in secondary schools and the difference in the availability, adequacy and utilization of science equipment between rural and urban public secondary schools in Ekiti State. The descriptive research design of the survey type was adopted in the study. The population of this study consisted of all the teachers of all secondary schools in Ekiti State. The sample for this study consisted of 30 teachers which were selected from 30 secondary schools in Ekiti State. The sample was selected through multi stage sampling procedure. Basic Science Equipment Checklist (BSEC) was used to collect relevant data for the study. The data collected for this study were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that the levels of availability, adequacy and utilization of science equipment in secondary schools in Ekiti State are moderate. It was also revealed that there was location difference in the availability of science equipment in Basic Science between rural and urban public secondary schools while adequacy and level of utilization of science equipment between rural and urban public secondary schools do not differ. It was recommended among others that there should be strict adherence to the implementation of education policy concerning provision of science equipment for Basic Science.
Keywords: Availability, Adequacy, Utilization, Equipment, Rural, Urban,
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Author(s), OKEYA, Abiodun Emmanuel, Prof OWOLABI, Olabode Thomas (Ph.D), (2020).“Availability, Adequacy and Utilization of Basic Science Equipment in Rural and Urban Secondary Schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria”, Name of the Journal: Euro Afro Studies International Journal, (EASIJ.COM), P, 1 –12. DOI: www.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4072300 , Issue: 3, Vol.: 2, Article: 1, Month: September, Year: 2020. Retrieved from https://www.easij.com/all-issues/
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