Effect of Blended Teaching Method on Junior Secondary School Students’ Retention in Basic Technology Subject in Biu Educational Zone, Borno State Nigeria

D. Moses, S. Ibrahim, M. K. Idris, H. A. Ibrahim


The main purpose of this study is to determine the effect of blended teaching method on junior secondary school students’ retention in Basic Technology subject in Biu Educational Zone of Borno State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted quasi-experimental design of pretest, posttest nonrandomized nonequivalent control group design. The population of the study was 22,968 Junior Secondary School students offering Basic Technology in Biu Educational Zone of Borno State. Purposive sampling technique was used to select two Junior Secondary School in Biu Educational Zone of Borno State for the study. The total sample size was 182 students in their JSS II. The instrument for data collection was developed by the researcher titled: “Basic Technology Retention Test (BTRT)”. The instrument was validated by three experts. A reliability coefficient of 0.88 was obtained using Cronchbach Alpha after the draft instrument was trial tested on 30 JSS II students of Government Day Juniour Secondary School, Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria. Mean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions while z-test and ANOVA was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The finding of the study revealed that the There is significant difference in the mean retention scores of students in Basic Technology taught using blended and lecture teaching method in Biu Educational Zone of Borno State; Male students’ retention mean scores were higher than their female counterpart in both blended and lecture teaching methods. This indicates that blended teaching method is effective in teaching both male and female students. Based on the findings, the following recommendations were made: Government should liaise with the appropriate school authorities in order to encourage and support the use of blended learning platform in secondary schools as this could enhance students’ retention in various subjects.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22158/jecs.v5n4p1


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