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Factors militating against the academic performance in Government among the senior secondary school students in Enugu east local government area

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 Project ID: 3363
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The topic of the study is factors militating against academic performance in government among senior secondary schools in Enugu East local government. The study was motivated by the alarming rate at which secondary school students were rejecting offering government in preference for other school subjects in Enugu east Local Government Area of Enugu State. The purpose of the study is to identify these factors militating against the poor academic performance of students within this Enugu east local government, comparison was made with high achieving schools within the same area. The study was carded out using a descriptive survey research method. The area of the study was Enugu East Local Government Area. The population of the study is 3000 students and 67 teachers which comprises the secondary schools in the Enugu East Local Government Area. The sample size used for the study was (240) respondents. The Data for the study was collected from primary sources using questionnaires as instruments for collection and was analyzed using simple percentage. The following findings were made in this study: Home conditions or parental support variables contribute in causing students to perform poorly academically, low level of interaction with children's teachers, low involvement in the parent-teacher association, lack of adequate instructional materials to teach the subject government, lack of good infrastructures for conducive learning, unqualified teachers and student lifestyle like truancy. Recommendation of the finding: it was recommended among others that there is the need to improve parents' attitude, intensify supervision of teachers, building good school buildings for adequate government learning to yield good performance of the students. ...
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