Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: Assessing the status of physical and health education in Ibadan metropolitan schools
Authors: Okwilagwe, E. A.
Keywords: Assessment
Physical and Health Education
Public and private schools
Issue Date: Jun-2008
Abstract: The study assessed the status of Physical and Health Education in Ibadan metropolis. Sixty-one PHE teachers were randomly selected from fifty secondary schools in the city. A teacher questionnaire was administered on the respondents and the data analysed using frequency counts, percentages and t-test. The status of PHE in the schools is that the subject is taught and there are teachers to teach it in many sampled schools in the metropolis. Sixty-nine percent of the schools have 2 or 3 teachers and 15% have between 4 and 8 teachers teaching the subject. The teacher profile shows that 52. 5% are females and 47.5% are males. Sixty-eight percent are first degree graduates, 20% N. C. E of which 39% have been teaching for over 21 years, 23 % for 6-10 years and 11-20 years respectively. Majority (76.2%) are PHE specialist though 8.2 % are specialist in other subjects. Sixty percent of the schools spend 2 periods (11/2 hours) teaching theory, 45 minutes respectively on physical activities and games a week. A minimum of 1-9 weeks is spent by 42.6% of the schools on inter-house sports whereas 28% do not practice at all. Significant difference exists in the extent of exposure to the various components of PHE by school type. Private schools allocate more periods and hours for theory, health issues and game than public schools. Public schools however spend more weeks on inter-house sports while private schools spend more time. It is therefore, recommended that the status of PHE be elevated, all schools should have a comprehensive plan and structure in place to enable them execute a comprehensive physical education programme to all students, while some PHE teachers where they are as many as eight in a school, should be redeployed to schools where their services are needed.
ISSN: 1596-5953
Appears in Collections:Academic Publications in Institute of Education

Files in This Item:
File SizeFormat 
ui_art_okwilagwe_assessing_2008_06.pdf10.86 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.