MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF PRIMARY SCIENCE by Professor N. E. U. Inyang and Eno-obong S. Inyang (Ms)
The purpose of this study was to monitor and evaluate the new curriculum for Basic Science and Technology for primary one introduced by the Federal Government of Nigeria in 2007. Basic Science and Technology Achievement Test (BSTAT), a researcher developed instrument with a reliability coefficient of 0.70 was administered to 174 pupils in primary one in two private primary schools in Akwa Ibom State. The result of the findings showed that pupils performed best in theme two: Living and non-living things seconded by theme one: You and the surroundings. Pupils performed poorly in theme three: You and technology and worst in theme tour: You and energy. Generally, the performance of 6.9% of the pupils who took the BSTAT was below average showing that either the test was too difficult for the pupils or that the pupils were not well taught some themes of this new curriculum. BSTAT serves as a possible monitoring instrument of students’ performance in primary science.
Inyang, N.E.U. and Eno-obong, S. Inyang (2010): Monitoring and Evaluation of Primary Science. Journal of Early Childhood and Primary Education. (Publication of the Primary and Tertiary Teacher Education Association of Nigeria (PATTEAN) 7(3) July, 59-66.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang
Professor N.E.U. Inyang has always been a teacher. He started as an Assistant Science Master at Duke Town Secondary School, Calabar. From 1976 till date he has taught in various institutions. He was appointed Acting Head, Department of Science Education in Uniuyo from 1994-1998 and promoted Associate and full Professor of Science Education in 1999 and 2002 respectively. He has taught undergraduate courses in Science Education, supervised undergraduate projects and jointly supervised Masters and Ph.D dissertations and theses both in University of Uyo and during his sabbatical leave to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang served in various capacities in the Science Teachers‘ Association of Nigeria (STAN) at both State and National levels. It was during his tenure as Chairman of Akwa Ibom State branch of STAN, He that Akwa Ibom State Branch was adjudged the best branch of the year for an outstanding membership among other achievements. Prof. Inyang served the Akwa Ibom State Government as a resource person at various workshops for primary and secondary school science and mathematics teachers.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang has been engaged in a number of Editorial services. He jointly published Integrated Science Workshop proceedings on the Integrated Science Curriculum in the 3 3 system Secondary Education in 1981. He jointly edited a book of readings on science and society 1997. He is editorial adviser of the integrated Science Education series of Integrated Science Panel of STAN and an author of the Basic Science of the University Press Plc, Ibadan, Nigeria.
To date, Prof. Nsedu Inyang has 45 publications to his credit made up of 22 journal articles and 23 book chapters, many of which can be accessed on this knowledgebase. He attended and presented several the keynote addresses and lead papers at conferences, some of which includes Teacher’s Day in 2009 at the Akwa Ibom State rally of NUT and a motivational talk at the Mobil/NNPC/Akwa Ibom State Science quiz, facilitated by the Akwa Ibom State Branch of STAN etc.
Prof. Nsedu Inyang has played a number of leadership roles in his christian life. He is happily married and is blessed with successful children.
His personal knowledgebase and website can be accessed via www.nseduinyang.com.ng
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