IJIET 2016 Vol.6(6): 477-480 ISSN: 2010-3689
DOI: 10.7763/IJIET.2016.V6.735

Effect of Simulation on Students’ Interest in Programming Language in Secondary Schools in Enugu Education Zone of Nigeria

C. R. Odo and A. I. Odo

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: nasamail4u@yahoo.com, ikechukwu.odo@esut.edu.ng).

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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.

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  • ISSN: 2010-3689 (Online)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Inf. Educ. Technol.
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  • DOI: 10.18178/IJIET
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