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Safiya Balarabe
Aisha M.A
Rahanatu A.K
Ibrahim H.B


This research work was undertaken to find out the teacher variables responsible for student poor academic performance in Biology (such variables are teacher qualification and teacher years of experience) in zaria educational zone of kaduna state, Nigeria. It was a survey research work and population for the study consisted of all the Science Teachers in Secondary Schools in Zaria Educational Zone where student performance was obtained from school records. The sample of the population was achieved by simple random (paper ballot) method. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire. Two Hypothesis were put forward and tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC). Findings from the study showed that there is relationship between Teachers qualification, teachers  year of experience and student academic performance in Biology at P<0.001. Based on the findings, recommendations were made one of which is that Teachers should be encouraged to attend Workshop and conferences. Biology teachers should also be encouraged to further their education.


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Balarabe, S., M.A, A., A.K, R., & H.B, I. (2019). A SURVEY ON TEACHER’S VARIABLES RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENT POOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN BIOLOGY. A CASE STUDY OF ZARIA EDUCATIONAL ZONE OF KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research, 7(7), 513-527. https://doi.org/10.31686/ijier.Vol7.Iss7.1630
Author Biographies

Aisha M.A, Nuhu Bamalli Polytechnic, Zaria

Department of Science Laboratory Technology

Rahanatu A.K, Federal college of Education, Kano

Department of Integrated science

Ibrahim H.B, Federal college of Education, Kano

Department of Integrated science


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