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Students' Performances in Physics Theory and Calculation Questions at Federal College of Education Zaria, Nigeria

Sa'adatu, A. M.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The study aimed comparatively the performances of physics students in theory and calculation questions. The sample for the study consisted of 100 students randomly drawn from consecutive five-year physics students of the Federal College of Education, Zaria. Statistical percentage and average were used to analyse the data obtained from the calculation and theory questions gotten from the scripts of the sampled students. The study revealed that students performed better in theory than in calculation questions as well as male students performing better in calculation than their females counterparts. In addition, the knowledge of language of instruction as well as sound background in mathematics aided the understanding of physics generally. Carrer counsellors are encouraged not to seize effort in counselling the female students in particular to ensure that they level up with their male counterparts in the aspect of calculations which is not limited to physics only.