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Relationship between Students’ Performance in Ordinary Level Mathematics and NCE Biology in Osun State College of Education, Ila Orangun, Nigeria

Farounbi, A. I.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society

The effect of ordinary level mathematics grade on students’ performance in NCE Biology examinations was surveyed in this work with the aim of establishing whether mathematics as a prerequisite for biology will enhance students’ performance in biology. The study looks for the relationship that exists between ordinary level mathematics and grade point average (GPA) of the students under study using secondary data. The data used include the result of senior secondary school examination of the students admitted to study Biology in the year 2005 and their results in NCE biology from part one to three. It is observed from the results that there is no significant difference in the GPA of the students that made high scores in SSCE mathematics and those with low scores but those that failed SSCE mathematics have GPA that is significantly lower to others. It is, therefore, recommended that passes in ordinary level mathematics should be made a prerequisite for admission to NCE biology.