FACTORS MILITATING AGAINST THE AFFECTIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING CHEMISTRY IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EKITI-STATE.

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ABSTRACT

The aim of this thesis is to find out the factors militating against the effective learning and teaching of chemistry in some selected secondary school in Ekiti State, Nigeria. The researcher has therefore analyzed the various problems facing the learning and teaching of chemistry in some selected secondary schools in Ekiti State. From the information collected some of the problems include non availability of qualified chemistry teachers, laboratories, enough seminars, symposia and workshops for chemistry teachers. The writer also gave policy recommendations in order to reduce the problems of learning and teaching chemistry in the selected secondary schools in Ekiti State. This includes the provision of the following by the government. In service training for teachers, building laboratories and libraries for the schools, building of more classroom to reduce the teachers to attend organized science seminars, symposia and workshops.

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND of THE STUDY

Since ancient times, we have experiment with materials around us to feed, cloth and shelter ourselves what started as a satisfaction of our basic needs has now develop into science of chemistry. Chemistry is one of the main branches of pure science the other two being biology and physics chemistry deals with the composition, properties and uses of matter it probes into the principles governing the changes the Matter undergoes Over the years, chemistry, as well as other fields of science, has developed through a series of discoveries how do scientists make their discoveries? Scientists are very alert and inquisitive they use their since to observe what is happening around them from a given set of observations they see a certain pattern they put toward a reasonable explanation or hypothesis and can out appropriate experiments to test it then they carefully record their observations and result of their experiment.

Our world is made up of matter we study chemistry to acquire knowledge about matter. We perform experiments and learn to observe, record and make intelligent influence studying chemistry such scientists are known as chemists also it was in this since that such medicinal aspects such as x-rays for curing cancers and many other findings and formulation are as follow: John Dalton proposed the atomic theory of matter Michael faraday proposed electricity with magnetism Gregor Mendel in genetics discovered the law of hereditary in plant and animal in realization of the importance of studying chemistry adequate attention and facilities should be provided through the help of the government ministry of education and other various organizations this feel is a more statement into the classroom experiences

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

1 Lack of qualified and experience chemistry teachers will make pupils/students perform poorly because when they are not properly taught understanding becomes a problem 2 Lack of chemistry equipments will lead to poor performance on the subject because these equipment will aid better understanding of the concepts taught 3 Lack of seminar, symposia and workshop in chemistry will not update the teacher’s methodology 4 The numbers of pupils in a class affects the teacher’s efficiency as equipments are not there to facilitate teaching-learning encounter, other problems are lack of libraries and laboratories would not facilitate the students learning

FACTORS MILITATING AGAINST THE AFFECTIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING CHEMISTRY IN SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EKITI-STATE.