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School Types And Academic Performance Of Pupils

School Types And Academic Performance Of Pupils

CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION

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 1.1       Background to the Study

 It is an indisputable fact that education in Nigeria is as old as the Nigerian society itself. The Western education practiced in Nigeria begins in a formal classroom setting in schools. Accordingly, there are many factors within the educational system which influence the teaching-learning process as well as learner’s academic performance. One of such factors is the characteristics of the school.

Omoyemi (2008) noted that some of the factors within the school system that have direct bearing on the teaching-learning process include facilities, availability of qualified and experience teachers among others. Hence, the effect of school type on the academic performance of learners in school cannot be over emphasized.

School Types And Academic Performance Of Pupils

Ezike (2007) conceptualized school type into urban schools and rural schools; urban schools environment are areas which have high population density containing a high variety, beautiful and commonplace views while the rural schools environment is characterized by low population density containing a low variety and isolated views.

Lipton (2004) explains why highly qualified teachers prefer to serve there in rather than the rural areas. However, it is obvious that most teachers do not accept posting to rural areas because their conditions are not up to the expected standard as their social life in the area as a result of inadequate amenities, facilities are deficient, playgrounds are without equipment, libraries are without books making a critical analysis of locational factors.

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School Types And Academic Performance Of Pupils

Hallak (2008) submitted that provision of education in rural schools is normally found with some difficulties and problems qualified teachers refuse appointment in isolated villages, villagers refuse to send their children to schools  because they are dependent on them for help parents hesitate to entrust their daughters to male teachers, some villagers have few children for an ordinary primary school, lack of roads or satisfactory means of communication makes it difficult to get books and teaching materials  to the school  which place difficulties in way of organizing school transport among others.

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Nevertheless, for quite some time, a general perception of the comparative inferiority of rural schools has prevailed. This view implies the existence of rural-urban differences in pupils academic performance until recently, there has been little empirical evident to challenge this view. Now, however, a growing body of work has begun to examine how well learners perform in schools in urban and rural environment. Although the results are far from conclusive, they do suggest that some generally held beliefs about rural pupil’s academic achievement need review.

School Types And Academic Performance Of Pupils

In addition to the problem of societal bias and prejudice against the rural school environment, decayed schools infrastructures painted a black picture on the quality of instruction and the level of academic achievement in such learning environment. Therefore, this study is a step in the right direction.

 

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