Abstract—The researcher investigated the effect of simulation
method on students’ interest in programming language in
secondary schools in Enugu education zone of Nigeria using
quasi-experimental design. The instrument for data collection
was pretest - posttest non equivalent control group. The
population for the study comprised all senior secondary school
class 2 (SS2) science students in a single sex school in Enugu
Education Zone of Enugu State. Data were collected from a
sample of 225 students selected from four secondary schools two
boys’ schools and two girls’ schools. A reliability coefficient of
0.89 was obtained from the instrument through test retest. Mean
and standard deviation scores were used to answer the research
questions, while two-way analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA)
was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significant. The
findings show that students taught using simulation method
achieved higher than those taught with traditional method. It
was recommendations that ministry of education should revisit
the instructional materials used in teaching.
Index Terms—Interest, programming language, secondary school, simulation.
The authors are with the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: C. R. Odo and A. I. Odo, "Effect of Simulation on Students’ Interest in Programming Language in Secondary Schools in Enugu Education Zone of Nigeria," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 6, pp. 477-480, 2016.