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School administration and instructional supervision of secondary school chemistry for students’ academic performance

Babalola Victor Tubosun

Hafsatu Abdullahi Umar

Article Number: ISR.16.003  |   Pages: 27-36  |   Vol.1 (3), April 2016   |   DOI:

 Received: March 4, 2016  Accepted: April 8, 2016  Published: April 21, 2016


This paper examined school administration and instructional supervision of secondary school Chemistry for student’s academic performance. This is to ascertain the possible sources and remedy to the alarming rate of the said poor academic performance in this echelon of Nigerian education and chemistry in particular. The study further stresses the relevance of teaching as a triadic process to the School Administrators. However, the methodology employed is descriptive survey research design (DSRD) using primary and secondary source of data. The primary data was sourced using oral interview questionnaires (OIQ) as data collection instruments, while the secondary data was collected using multidisciplinary approach (i.e. findings made from authoritative work of scholars in the field of educational administration, curriculum studies and other relevant educational field published in journals, textbook and online information Resources (OIR)).These findings were adequately elaborated in the literature review. Teaching was discovered to be a triadic process which involves; the teacher, the learner and the subject matter otherwise known as curriculum. It was also discovered that all the three triadic components of teaching has significant relationship with students’ poor academic performance in Chemistry. But, teacher is the most contributing components of teaching. And so, it was recommended that School administrator should not neglect all the three components of teaching in their cause of instructional supervision of secondary school chemistry but more attention should be focused on the chemistry teachers. Government and school administrators need to motivate Chemistry teachers towards effectiveness, and efficiency.

Keywords: Motivation, effectiveness, efficiency, triadic process, chemistry.

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