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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Remains Just Implementation: A Review of Works on the Conditions of Teaching and Learning Science and Technology in the Nigerian Secondary Schools



By
Zalkarnaini Abdullahi
Department of Science and Vocational Education
Phone No: 08039557853

And

Abu-Ubaida SANI
Department of Educational Foundations
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
Phone No. 08133529736
Email Address: abuubaidasani5@gmail.com   

Being a paper presented at the 3rd Annual National Conference of Faculty of Education on Revitalizing Education for Social, Political and Economic Engineering, held at ICT Auditorium Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, from Monday 7th to Thursday 10th November, 2016
      
Abstract

Since times immemorial, status of science and technology in Nigeria has been topic of discussion.
Various researchers on different ramifications of the phenomenon in question, have conducted numerous researches. As strive toward achieving the Nigerian National Goals on Education, science and technology must be given significant attention. The world today is in technological era, and thus science and technology move, rule and control the world. However, as educational system is geared towards achieving the National Educational Goals, derived from the Nigerian Policy on Education, it is also the wish of the Nigerian system of education to meet up with the global technological booming. In line with this, many researchers have table on suggestion and/or recommendations as panacea for the improvement of the deteriorating system. However, these proposals seem to have being neglected. This paper has as gist, to review some of these works. Finally, the paper provides some possible panaceas to the persisting problem. One of such is for the government to reconsider the extent to which science and technology worth to be given attention to. Another is the necessity to consider such recommendations and/or suggestions by various scholars with regard to the issues. Thus they should be analyzed, modified and implemented accordingly.

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