UTME and POST-UTME as Predictors of Students’ Academic Performance in Chemistry in Nigerian Universities

6 Pages Posted: 24 Dec 2011

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E. B. Kolawole

Institute of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.

I. O. Oginni

Institute of Science and Technology Education, University of Science and Technology, Ifaki-Ekiti State, Nigeria.

E. O. Fayomi

Ora Community Senior High School - Department of Science

Date Written: December 23, 2011

Abstract

The paper examined Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME and Post Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination POST-UTME as predictors of students’ academic performance in chemistry in Nigerian universities. It also found out the relationship and effectiveness of UTME and post UTME results in predicting chemistry students’ academic performance in universities. Ex-post facto design was adopted, since the data collected were already available without any manipulations. The instruments for the study were obtain from the records of UTME and post – UTME scores of chemistry students admitted during 2004-2005/2005-2006/2006-2007 academic session, This record contained all the cumulative grade points average (CGPA) of all the sampled students in chemistry. The findings revealed that there was very low significant relationship between the UTME scores and all levels CGPA in chemistry. Recommendations was therefore made that the improvement in the capacity building particularly Post UTME should continue to serve as moderation yardstick for possible errors committed requirement to the university.

Keywords: UTME, POST UTME, Predictors, Academic Performance, Universities

Suggested Citation

Kolawole, E. B. and Oginni, I. O. and Fayomi, E. O., UTME and POST-UTME as Predictors of Students’ Academic Performance in Chemistry in Nigerian Universities (December 23, 2011). OIDA International Journal of Sustainable Development, Vol. 2, No. 9, pp. 23-28, 2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1976377

E. B. Kolawole (Contact Author)

Institute of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. ( email )

I. O. Oginni

Institute of Science and Technology Education, University of Science and Technology, Ifaki-Ekiti State, Nigeria. ( email )

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E. O. Fayomi

Ora Community Senior High School - Department of Science ( email )

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