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Relative Performance of Students by Gender in Public Examinations (Biology) - A Case of Selected Urban Secondary Schools in Benue State, Nigeria

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Relative performance of students by gender in public examinations was assessed using questionnaires and standardized test on one hundred and eighty students from some selected urban centered schools in Benue State. Casual comparative design and correlation design were used and the results showed that socio-economic status of parents affects the performance of their children/wards (students), and there is no significance difference in the level of performance between boys and girls in public examinations. Parent should be enlightened through seminars and workshops on the importance of educating themselves and their children/ward. Governments, non-governmental organization (NGO’S) and individuals should establish more schools for more education of both sexes. These were the suggestions advanced.


International Letters of Natural Sciences (Volume 48)
V. J. Addy and M. F. Agaku, "Relative Performance of Students by Gender in Public Examinations (Biology) - A Case of Selected Urban Secondary Schools in Benue State, Nigeria", International Letters of Natural Sciences, Vol. 48, pp. 1-7, 2015
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November 2015

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