School Types And Academic Performance Of Students

School Types And Academic Performance Of Students

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CHAPTER ONE – INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the study

Schools are established for the purpose of teaching and learning. It is therefore important that teachers and learners are properly accommodated to facilitate effective teaching and learning that is supposed to take place in the schools throughout the nation. Fafunwa observed that the idea of proper accommodation is explained in the content of the provision of adequate infrastructural facilities. Alimi (2004) therefore, schools facilities are the space interpretation and physical expression of the school curriculum.

School Types And Academic Performance Of Students

In Nigeria Educational System, irrespective of the ownership, secondary schools are expected to function to achieve the national objectives to this end, students are expected to perform brilliantly in both internal and external examination as this determines the quality of outputs of the school system.

This is supported by Ikpe (2005) when he sees parameters used to measure the effectiveness of a school system this means that the better quality or performance of the student capability. The system is assumed to be phallic and wan. The school exists in order to prepare children for a different role in society. The main objective of schools as an institution is to bring certain describable change in the behavior of an individual through the process of learning, which began from both of a child and continue till death.

School Types And Academic Performance Of Students

In Nigeria, it is the general opinion that there is a great gap between secondary schools output and the natural objectively, the caused factors which attributed to inadequate or lack of human and materials resources. There is an opinion that the location of secondary schools determines the availability of both human and materials resources and this consequently influence student’s performance.

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Alimi and Alabi observed that poor performance is noticeable in rural schools in most subjects such as English Language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics, among others (Cynthia). This disparity, in the availability of materials and time consequent effect on in most students in such rural environment, this is due to the effect facts that the child’s right out emphasize sound education to every Nigerian child irrespective of tribe, location or state of origin. It is against this background that this study carried out to determine whether school type influence students academic performance in economics.

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