An Assessment of Civic Education Curriculum Implementation for Greater Efficiency in Political Participation among Senior Secondary School Students of Zamfara State, Nigeria


    The paper assessed the Civic Education curriculum implementation for the greater efficacy of political participation among senior secondary school students of Zamfara State Nigeria. The population of the study was estimated to be 558, using a sample of two hundred and seventeen (N=217). Three hypotheses were formulated and statistically tested. A purposive sampling technique was used. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire. Cronbach alpha reliability test was used and a reliable coefficient of .803 was obtained. The researchers employed different statistical tools for analyzing the data of the study; frequency and percentage were used for demographic variables, while mean and standard deviation were used in data analysis. Results of the analysis indicated that civic education curriculum content has no significant relationship in the views of civic education teachers on the greater efficacy of political participation among senior secondary school students of Zamfara State, while hypotheses 2 and 3 indicated that, there were significant relationships in the views of Senior Secondary School Civic Education teachers on the teaching methods and instructional materials used in the efficacy of political participation among Senior Secondary School students of Zamfara state. The paper recommended that; Civic Education teachers with requisite academic qualifications and enduring years of experience should be allowed to effectively implement the civic education curriculum content, and Civic Education teachers should be adequately equipped with training and strategies for the implementation of the curriculum. The paper stated that Civic Education teachers should be more encouraged on the use and improvise of instructional materials toward the great efficacy of political participation by students of Zamfara State.

    Keywords: Assessment, Civic Education, Curriculum Implementation, Political Participation   

    DOI: 10.36349/zamijoh.2023.v02i03.008

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    author/Sule Muhammad, Bilyaminu Adamu & Ummulkhairi Abubakar Usman 

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 2, Issue 3