Biology Education a Panacea for Sustainable National Development
Frontiers in Environmental Microbiology
Volume 4, Issue 2, April 2018, Pages: 71-74
Received: Dec. 29, 2017;
Accepted: Feb. 11, 2018;
Published: Apr. 14, 2018
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Sallau Ibrahim Ahmad, Department of Biology, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Bilkisu Bello Abubakar, Department of Biology, School of Science Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
Sani Yau, Child Development Centre, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Nigeria
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Biology is one of the pre-requisite subject for many field of learning including botany, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, medicine, agriculture, pharmacy, biotechnology, and others. Biology and biology education contributes immensely to the technological growth and development of any nation. This paper discussed the meaning and concept of biology and biology education, factors militating against the development of biology education in Nigeria, and the role of biology for sustainable development. The paper recommended that, government at all levels should provide adequate instructional materials and laboratory equipments for effective teaching and learning, qualified teachers should be employed for teaching the subject both in secondary and tertiary schools.
Biology, Education, Equipments, Instructional Materials, Laboratory, Sustainable Development
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