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Effects of resource person on senior school students' achievement and attitude to family planning in Ilorin, Nigeria

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  • 2Department of Science Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Res. J.Educational Sci., Volume 7, Issue (1), Pages 12-17, January,1 (2019)


Effects of resource person on students' achievement and attitude toward family planning in Ilorin, Nigeria were investigated in this quasi- experimental study. Fifty-seven senior school biology students in two intact classes selected through multistage sampling technique participated in the study. Data gathering was carried out in the study through the use of researcher-designed achievement test and attitudinal questionnaire. Hypotheses were tested using the t-test statistical technique. The results were as follow ; the students taught family planning using a resource person had higher achievement than those taught by their class teacher (t(57) =2.52, p<0.05); significant difference does not in students' attitude; and no gender difference in students' achievement. The researchers concluded that using resource person is appropriate and effective in enhancing students' achievement in family planning, and recommended its use for teaching other controversial biology topics.


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