Pupil Attainment in Secondary School Physics: The Case of Nigeria, Including Implications for Teachers and Teacher Educators

  • Telima Adolphus University of Stirling, Scotland
Keywords: Post-Compulsory Initial Teacher Education, Attainment; Secondary Physics, Resources


Despite the relevance of physics to many science and technological based careers, students’ attainment in the subject has been of concern in many countries including Nigeria. The study examined physics attainment among secondary school pupils and found that physics attainment is low in Nigeria and that teacher quality and resource availability and utilization are some factors that affect student attainment. To enhance students’ physics attainment, the study recommended that the content and curriculum of ITE programs be enhanced for the training and development of agency amongst teachers and the need for teachers to update their subject knowledge through regular participation in continuing professional development activities.

Author Biography

Telima Adolphus, University of Stirling, Scotland

Educational Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling, FK9 5GD, Scotland


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How to Cite
Adolphus, T. (2018). Pupil Attainment in Secondary School Physics: The Case of Nigeria, Including Implications for Teachers and Teacher Educators. JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH, 12(2), 2783-2803. https://doi.org/10.24297/jssr.v12i2.7661