Re-visiting Secondary School Science Teachers Motivation Strategies to face the Challenges in the 21st Century
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 4 (2007): Vol-8-Issue-4-April-2007
Education is considered as the most valuable tool for human building. FRN (2004) make it clear that
government recognizes education as the greatest investment that the nation can make to bring about
civilization, modernization, development and socio-economic progress.
The 21st century is characterized by advancement in science and technology (Okebukola, 1996). In
this, every nation is striving to achieve scientific and technological break through with their environment.
Thus, the teaching of science and technology is becoming more demand and activity oriented than
before. The youths are taught science in relation to their environment for the improvement of their
conditions of living and for economic growth. Achievement of the development and growth through
science and technology requires qualitative science and technology. In other words, for Nigeria to
realize accelerated development in the 21st century, she needs qualitative science and technology
education. The realization of the above development and growth depend on the quality and quantity of
science and technology education received by the future leaders of the nation. It is clear evidence that
achieving quality science and technology education depends largely on the effectiveness and efficiency
of the science teacher in the secondary school (Ezeliora, 2005).