Date of Publication : 31, Dec, 2021
This study examined the effects of labless kits on gender and school location on the academic performance of senior secondary school students in physics in Osun state. The study adopted the quasi- experimental pre-test, post-test control group design. The sample consisted of 206 students drawn from six public secondary schools in Osun State. The selection of the sample was done using multistage sampling technique. Two Senatorial districts were randomly selected from the three senatorial districts in Osun. Three Local Governments were randomly selected from each of the two senatorial districts earlier selected, making a total of six Local governments selected. One public secondary school was randomly selected from each of the six local governments chosen for the study. An intact class from each of the six selected schools was used for the study. Purposive sampling technique was used to assign the schools into Labless kits and laboratory groups respectively. Physics Achievement Test (PAT) was developed, validated and used to generate the data for the study. The research question raised was answered descriptively while the four hypotheses generated were tested using t- test and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA). The result of the study showed that there was no significant difference in the performance of male and female students used and school location does not influence students’ performance when Labless kits and conventional laboratory were used. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made to eliminate gender dichotomy in Physics through the use of Labless kits and conventional laboratory. Also, school location will not be a barrier when Labless kits and conventional laboratory are employed.
Keywords: Labless kits, practical skill, academic performance, rural, urban, gender,
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Author(s), TAYE Mufutaudeen, PROF. JEGEDE, S. A., (2021).“Effects of Labless Kits On Gender and School Location On the Academic Performance of Senior Secondary School Students in Physics in Osun State”, Name of the Journal: Commonwealth Journal of Academic Research, (CJAR.EU), P, 16- 27. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5826758 , Issue: 12, Vol.: 2, Article: 3, Month: December, Year: 2021. Retrieved from https://www.cjar.eu/all-issues/
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