Importance of Science Education to National Development

In developing a nation, science education is very important in many areas. A graduate of physics education can be self-employed as stated by [1]. Most of the physics graduates have a good knowledge of electronics that is enough for them to be able to have a little period of training as apprentices and then stand…Read more Importance of Science Education to National Development

Purpose and Goals for Secondary Science Education

Nigeria as a nation comprises of 36 states and Abuja, the federal capital territory. The federal and the state governments take responsibilities for education at all levels. The level of poverty, ecological pollution and degradation in Nigeria has been attributed to the level of ignorance and illiteracy among the citizenry. The level of environmental awareness…Read more Purpose and Goals for Secondary Science Education

Nigeria Science education reform (part 2)

From the last post Nigeria Science education reform (part 1), I was making a point on the policy of education in Nigeria. I will go on to explain the national conference held, the new policy which came into play which was the 6-3-3-4 system of education. The National Policy on Education document was revised in 1981…Read more Nigeria Science education reform (part 2)

Nigeria Science education reform (part 1)

There was a notable problem in science curriculum, it was modelled on British syllabi, with content and activities in science that were beyond the experience of the Nigerian students and culturally inappropriate. Also, the science taught in secondary schools reflected the British requirements and aspirations rather than those of Nigeria (Taiwo, 1975). Abdullahi (1984) make…Read more Nigeria Science education reform (part 1)

History of science education in Nigeria

Teaching of science in Nigeria started during the period of Christian missionaries who introduced western education in Nigeria. This started with the establishment of church missionary society (CMS) grammar school in lagos, Nigeria in 1859, others include the roman catholic missionary (RCM), African mission of south Baptist convention, Wesleyan Methodist mission,  among the rest of…Read more History of science education in Nigeria


Science education may be seen as a work of simply learning facts by memorization to the public. Science education in recent times generally focuses on teaching the concepts and misconceptions of science which learners hold in regards to science concepts or other content. Constructionist thinking is seen to influence science education strongly. In science education,…Read more PEDAGOGY


INTRODUCTION: Science education is the field concerned with sharing science content and process with individuals not traditionally considered part of the scientific community. Learners include children, college students, or adults within the general public; the field of science education comprises of work in science content, science process (the scientific method), some social science, and some…Read more SCIENCE EDUCATION