Teaching/Learning of Physics in Nigerian Secondary Schools: the Curriculum Transformation, Issues, Problems and Prospects


This article presents the comprehensive progression of teaching and learning of physics in Nigerian Senior secondary schools since inception in the nineteenth century. Specifically, the paper discusses the origin of science education in Nigeria, philosophy and objectives of teaching and learning physics, essential features of physics, the curriculum packages/contents, and problems/prospects of teaching and learning physics. Also, contribution of West African Examination council, science Teachers Association of Nigeria and Nigerian Educational research and development Council; communication problems in physics teaching and learning, as well as expected goals of physics teaching/learning in this century and beyond were adequately discussed.