Science Education, Biology Curriculum, Curriculum Implementation, Compliance Level of Colleges, Teacher Education, Benchmark, Minimum Standard
Salami, Marie Onovroghene
Oladipupo, Popoola Oluwasegun
Oloyede, Muhideen Abiodun
Adefioye, Akinwumi Emmanuel
The study investigated the level of compliance of Colleges of Education in Osun State with the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) minimum standard. These were with a view to improving the implementation of Biology curriculum in Colleges of Education in Osun State. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population for this study consisted of all the Biology lecturers and students in the Colleges of Education in Osun State. The study sample comprised of Biology lecturers and students (NCE II) of the two public Colleges of Education selected using total enumeration technique, and two private Colleges of Education selected using simple random sampling technique. Total enumeration sampling technique was used to select 31 and 29 students from the two private Colleges of Education, while Simple random sampling technique was used to select 120 students from each of the public Colleges of Education. Three Biology lecturers were selected from each of the four selected Colleges of Education using simple random sampling technique, making a total of 12 lecturers. Two instruments were used to collect data for the study; these are Biology Curriculum Implementation Evaluation Questionnaire for Lecturers (BCIEQL) and Biology Practical Assessment Questionnaire for Students (BPAQS). The research questions raised were answered using frequency and percentage. The results revealed the level of compliance of the Colleges of Education in the study area with the NCCE minimum standard for NCE as 60%. The study concluded that the Biology Curriculum is being properly implemented in Colleges of Education in Osun State in accordance with NCCE benchmark for NCE.