A. C. Abdullahi, A. G. Jibrin, M. O. Dauda, I. M. Danjuma


The study assessed the effects of Effect of 7Es learning strategy on retention of secondary school students in biology in Bauchi metropolis, Bauchi state, Nigeria. Nigeria. The study was guided by two specific objectives, two research questions, and one null hypothesis. Sequential explanatory mixed research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study was 3328 SS II biology students in13 public secondary schools in Bauchi Metropolis. The researchers sampled two intact classes of 137 students for the study. Nine students from the experimental group were used to elicit qualitative data using Focus Group Interview. The instrument for data collection were academic achievement test and Focus Group Interview (FGI). Three experts validated the achievement test while the interview instrument was validated by the subjects. The validated achievement test was subjected to pilot study and the data collected were analyzed using Guttman Split-Half Coefficient for achievement test. A reliability coefficient of .814, difficulty index of 87.07% and discriminating index 0.7 were obtained. The data collected from the students were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and mean difference to answer the research questions while the hypotheses were tested using independent sample t-test at 0.05 levels of significance. The result revealed that 7Es learning strategy has positive effect on the retention ability of the students. The qualitative data indicated the learning approach enhance student’s curiosity and retention ability of biology students in Bauchi state.  The study concluded that, using 7Es learning strategy has the potentials of improving the recalling ability of biology students. It was recommended that Bauchi state government through ministry of education should organize workshops, seminars, conferences, symposiums, in-service and retraining programme for teachers on the 7Es learning cycle teaching strategy where teachers are provided chances to be aware of the effectiveness of the teaching approach and improve their personal skills for teaching of biology science in the state.


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