This study investigated the effects of Hausa Language as a medium of instruction on academic performance of secondary school Biology Students in Sokoto State, Nigeria. The design used was experimental design, precisely, pretest posttest control group design. The population of the study was 21,367 SSII Students. Stratified random sampling technique was used in selecting the sample of schools used. 370 students were used as sample for the study. One hundred and eighty six (186) students consisting of 109 male and 77 female students were randomly selected for the experimental groups while One hundred and eighty four (184) students consisting of 102 male and 82 female were randomly selected for the control groups. Two hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of Significance. The results revealed that there was significant difference between the experimental and control groups. There was no significant difference found between male and female students taught Biology in Hausa Language. It was concluded that the use of Hausa Language as a medium of instruction in Biology enhances performance among students. It was recommended among others that Hausa Language should be recommended for use by the government as a medium of instruction in Biology most especially in schools that are in the Hausa speaking states in Nigeria.
Dr. WUSHISHI Dantani Ibrahim, ASHAFA Abdulrahman Nafisa and SADIQ Hadijat Oluranti
Biology, SSII, Hausa Language, NECO, WAEC
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Dr. WUSHISHI Dantani Ibrahim, ASHAFA Abdulrahman Nafisa and SADIQ Hadijat Oluranti, "Effects of Hausa Language of Instruction on Secondary School Biology Studentsí Academic Performance in Sokoto State, Nigeria", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science, Engineering and Technology(IJSRSET), Print ISSN : 2395-1990, Online ISSN : 2394-4099, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp.551-558, May-June-2016.
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