Student-Lecturer Variables and Low Performance of Students' in Genetics: A Case Study of Course in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, Nigeria
Akinnubi, R. T.; Oketayo, O. O.; Akinwande, D. D. and Ifedayo, O. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study examined the causes of students' low performance in genetics as a course in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo. A total of 100 students was drawn using stratified random sampling technique from different levels in the Department of Biology. The reliability estimate through test-retest method was 0.86. The results confirm that the performance of students in other biological courses was better than genetics courses. However, it was observed among others that the causes of students' low performance in genetics as a course in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo is as a result of abstractive presentation of lessons, verbose terminologies and lack of simplification of concepts. It was therefore concluded that enough time should be allocated for practicals than thoeries in genetics to enable the students’ gain courage and better understanding, which can improve the low performance of students in genetics courses, especially in institutions of higher learning.