Secondary School Agricultural Science teachers’ Perceptions of Social Media use in teaching in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria

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Department of Science Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.


This study examined secondary school teachers’ perceptions of social media use in teaching agricultural science in Ilorin Metropolis, Nigeria. Four research questions were raised and two null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. A descriptive research of the survey method was adopted for the study. A total of 84 respondents formed the sample size for the study. Researchers’ designed questionnaire was used as instrument for data collection. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the research questions while t-test and ANOVA were used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05level of significance. The findings revealed that WhatsApp and Facebook were the most preferred social media to be used by the teachers for teaching agricultural science and that teachers rarely used them for teaching. The findings of the study also revealed that teachers had negative perceptions on the use of social media for teaching and also perceived some challenges in the use of social media for teaching which include: students not having money to subscribe data for social media, lack of android phone to access social media platforms, among others. The result of the hypotheses also revealed that there was no significant difference between teachers’ gender and qualification on their perceptions of social media use in teaching agricultural science. It was recommended among others that Schools and Ministry of Education and other parastatals should organize workshops and seminars on the use of social media and ICTs in teaching to ameliorate the negative perceptions of social media use for teaching agricultural science.



Senior School, Teachers, perceptions, social media, use, Agricultural Science