IMPACT OF CIVIC EDUCATION ON STUDENTS’ ATTITUDE TOWARDS NATIONAL INTEGRATION IN UPPER BASIC SCHOOLS IN ZARIA EDUCATION ZONE, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Aminu Magaji, Musa Ibrahim Iyayi, Faruk Abubakar

Abstract


This study examines the Impact of Civic Education on Students’ Attitude towards National Integration in Upper Basic Schools in Zaria Education Zone, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study was guided by two research objectives and their corresponding research questions and null hypotheses. The study employed survey research design, the population of the study consists of junior secondary school civic education students in Minna Education Zone numbering 22,112 as at 2018/2019 session. The sample size used was 379.The arithmetic means and standard deviations were used to answer the questions posed by the study while independent samples t-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 alpha.  The study found that a significant difference was found in the perception of male and female students on the influence of Civic Education on Students’ Attitude towards National Integration in Upper Basic Schools in Zaria Education Zone, Kaduna State, Nigeria. A significant difference was also found in the perception of JSS II and JSS III students on the influence of Civic Education on Students’ Attitude towards National Integration in Upper Basic Schools in Zaria Education Zone, Kaduna State, Nigeria. The study recommends that Civic education should be encouraged to be taught at all level of Nigerian education system since from the findings it has influence on student’s attitudes towards national integration in Nigeria.


Keywords


Impact, Civic Education, Students, Attitude, National Integration, Upper Basic Schools.

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