Biology practical influence on students’ academic performance in Ilorin- East LGA, Kwara State: a statistical analysis


  • F. Omosholape Abidoye University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria
  • A. Omotayo Abidoye University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria


Academic performance, Secondary education - biology, Academic achievement


The study looked at the statistical analysis of how biology lab work affected senior secondary students' academic performance in Ilorin East, Kwara State, Nigeria. The research was a form of descriptive survey in Ilorin East L.G.A., Kwara State. 120 pupils were sampled for the study utilizing a proportionate and easy random selection procedure. To gather data from respondents, a questionnaire that had been carefully constructed was used. Utilizing percentage, mean, frequency count, independent t test, ANOVA at 0.05alpha level of significant. Three research questions and two research hypotheses that had been formulated. The study's findings showed that biology practical has a significant impact on senior secondary school students' academic performance as well as their level of comprehension and retention abilities. However, there was no significant impact of biology practical on students' academic performance based on gender but it was significant based on class size. The Ministry of Education should provide adequate laboratory equipment and a good laboratory environment to foster a spirit of curiosity in students, and stakeholders should build more infrastructure, such as laboratories, classrooms, and other spaces, in order to facilitate better understanding among the students