Assessing Senior Secondary Students’ Attitude and Experiences towards Science and Technology in Jalingo Metropolis, Taraba State, Nigeria

Gladys U. Jack


This study examined the attitude and experiences of secondary school students towards science and technology in Jalingo metropolis of Taraba state, Nigeria. The population included all senior secondary 2 (SS 2) science students in senior Secondary Schools in Jalingo Metropolis. A total of 350 students (161 females and 189 males) were selected through simple random sampling method. The study used a descriptive survey design. The research instrument was a modified Likert scale questionnaire. The data obtained was analyzed using statistical tools (mean and standard deviation). Results indicated that there is a positive attitude towards science and technology. The result generally showed that students have positive experiences towards science and technology. The results also showed that there is a meaningful difference between males and females points of views on attitude towards science and technology and their experiences. According to this result, males have lower average sum (M=54.24) than the females with (M=55.52). The results of this research provide important information about Jalingo students’ attitude and experience towards science and technology and could be used by science educators for the development of science curricula and science text books.

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