COVID-19 Disease Knowledge among Biology Students: Implication for Science Education in the Post-COVID-19 Era


  • Owolabi P. Adelana Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies, The Open University, UK
  • Adetunmbi L. Akinyemi Department of Science and Technology Education, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Idowu R. Oladimeji Department of Biology Education, College of Science and Information Technology, Tai Solarin University of Education, Nigeria



COVID-19 Disease, STEM Students, Undergraduates, Knowledge, Science Education


This research investigated the COVID-19 knowledge of 116 undergraduate Biology Education students and its implications for science education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Employing a non-experimental descriptive survey design, data were collected via an online questionnaire titled "Knowledge of COVID-19 Disease Questionnaire" (KCDQ), with a reliability coefficient of 0.72. The questionnaire comprised 42 dichotomous items. The study addressed four research questions and one hypothesis. Data analysis involved the use of Median, Standard Deviations, and Independent-Samples T-test. The findings show that undergraduate Biology Education students exhibit a high level of knowledge about COVID-19. The high-level knowledge of undergraduate Biology Education students on COVID-19 indicates that science education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution can build on a strong foundation of disease understanding. However, further research can explore ways to deepen their understanding and integrate current health challenges into science education curricula to promote health literacy in future scientists and contribute to the preparedness for similar health crises.


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Adelana, O. P., Akinyemi , A. L., & Oladimeji, I. R. (2024). COVID-19 Disease Knowledge among Biology Students: Implication for Science Education in the Post-COVID-19 Era . EDUCATUM Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology, 11(1), 43–53.