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School population and academic performance of basic school students

 Department: Education  
 By: usericon mattkings  

 Project ID: 2135
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The study investigated the school population and students academic performance of universal basic schools in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State. The study adopted descriptive research design, the population for this study consisted of teachers of all basic schools selected. Ten junior secondary school teachers were selected in sampled school using proportional sampling techniques. Research instrument used were two sets of questionnaire, the first questionnaire tagged school population and the second question was proforma which indicated the performance of the student in English language and Mathematics of basic schools between year 2014 t0 2016 academic years. Two research questions were raised in this study and analyzed with percentage while hypotheses generated were tested with Pearson Product Moment Correlation at 0.05 level of significance. Findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between school population and students academic performance in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State. On the basis of findings, it was recommended that government should  establish a policy which would control number of student in the class in order to improve teacher’s job performance and population of the school should be manageable and commensurate with available resources while existing vacancy should be determinant factors of the numbers of children to be admitted and placed on school enrollment  in each school. ...
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