THE EFFECT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF WAEC AND NECO CHIEF EXAMINERS’ REPORTS ON SENIOR SECONDARY II BIOLOGY STUDENTS MOTIVATION IN JOS SOUTH, PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA.
Keywords:Implementation, WAEC Chief Examiner Reports, NECO Chief Examiner Reports, Motivation.
The study investigated the effect of the implementation of the WAEC and NECO Chief Examiners reports on SS II biology students’ motivation. The pre-test, post-test nonequivalent quasi-experimental design was used. The population of the study comprised all 697 SS II biology students from all the public schools in Jos South local government area of Plateau state in the 2021/2022 session. Purposive sampling technique was used to select two schools and two arms of intact classes; one from each school was used as sample. Random assignment into experimental and control groups was used. The Academic Motivation Scale for Learning biology (AMSLB) adapted from Aydin,Yerdelen ,Yalmanci and Goksu (2014), and validated by experts was used to collect data. The reliability of 0.98 was established using Cronbach Alpha. Inferential and ANCOVA statistics were used in analyses. Findings show that using the observations and recommendations of the WAEC and NECO examiners in teaching biological concepts significantly improved the motivation of biology students. The Federal and State governments are called upon to assist in purchasing the WAEC and NECO annual reports for schools and also make it mandatory for all school heads and proprietors to ensure its usage in the teaching –learning process.