Extent of Availability of Safety Instruments/Equipment in Science Laboratories in Secondary Schools in Ebonyi State of Nigeria

Celestine N. Nwele

Abstract


The study examined the extent of availability of safety instruments in science laboratories in secondary schools in Ebonyi State of Nigeria. The researcher used 45 secondary schools and 180 science teachers and laboratory attendants for the study. Descriptive survey design was adopted. 11-item four-point scale structured questionnaire was used to collect data. The data collected were analysed using mean and standard deviation for the research question while t-test was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 alpha level of significance. Result of the data analysis revealed that the extent of availability of safety instruments is very low in secondary schools in Ebonyi state of Nigeria. The implication of this is that sustainable development of science laboratory skills in the state will be hampered. The researcher recommends that the government of Ebonyi State should ensure that safety instruments are provided to a very high extent in secondary schools in the state.

DOI: 10.5901/ajis.2013.v2n10p131


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