Relationship Between Primary School Pupils Performance in Art and Science in Sokoto, Nigeria

R. Muhammad, Y. Kamar, N. T. Ibrahim

Abstract


The study was on the relationship between primary school pupils performance in Cultural and Creative Art (CCA) and in Basic Science and Technology (BST) in Sokoto state. Primary science is taught in the primary school as a core subject, as such it has been of interest to researchers and stake holders to raise the standard of children performance and achievement in science in primary school. Correlational research design was adopted in the conduct of these research. 360 children were sampled from 12 primary schools for the study through the four State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) zones in Sokoto state. Two instruments were developed by the researcher in BST and CCA, which were validated by experts and found reliable at 0.86 and 0.78 respectively. Pearson r was employed in the analysis of data hypothesis was formulated and tested at .05 level of significance. Result showed that there is significant relationship between primary school pupils performance in BST and in CCA in Sokoto state. As a recommendation, relevant authorities such as inspectors, supervisors and other education regulatory agencies should monitor the trend in relationship and difference of performance of primary school pupils in BST, CCA and such other subjects taught at primary school. The researchers suggests that further research should be carried out on causation of relation between BST, CCA and such other subjects taught in the primary school.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2013.v3n4p115


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