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Effect of Subject Combination on Students’ Performance in Biology: A Case Study of Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Nigeria

Farounbi, A. I.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The effect of subject combination on the level of students’ performance in biology: a case study of Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun is studied in this work. The study adopts a quasi experimental design with no control group. The Grade Point Average (GPA) of students in Biology Department were analyzed according to subject’s combination of BIO/CHE, BIO/CSC, BIO/GEO and BIO/ ISC. The mean GPA of the groups were subjected to paired statistical analysis. The results show significant difference between the mean GPA of the various groups. It was observed that the mean GPA of the students offering BIO/CHE is higher than that of the other groups. It is recommended that chemistry should be made a pre- requisite for biology at tertiary institutions because it seems to aid the learning of biology; also course prerequisite should be strictly enforced to ensure the quality of NCE graduates in biology.