The Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance in Secondary Schools: Case Study of Oju Local Government in Benue State


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TITLE PAGE-      -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        i – ii


DEDICATION     -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        iii DECLARATION-          -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        iv


CERTIFICATION -       -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        v


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS-    -        -        -        -        -        -        -        vi


TABLE OF CONTENTS -      -        -        -        -        -        -        -        vii


ABSTRACT-       -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -ix


CHAPTER ONE


1.0     INTRODUCTION -     -        -        -        -        -        -        -        1


1.1     Background of the Study        -       -        -        -        -        -        -        1
1.2     Statement of the Problem -      -        -        -        -        -        -        2


1.3     Purpose of the Study -   -        -        -        -        -        -        -        5


1.4     Research Questions -     -        -        -        -        -        -        -        5


1.5     Significance of the Study -       -        -        -        -        -        -        6


1.6     Scope and Delimitation of the Study-         -        -        -        -        -        6


1.7     Operational Definition of Terms -     -        -        -        -        -        7


         



CHAPTER TWO


2.0     REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE -      -        -        -        8       


2.1     Introduction -       -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        8


2.2     Concept of Truancy-      -        -        -        -        -        - -      -        9


2.3     Types and Dimension of Truancy-   -       -        -        -        -        10


2.4     Causes of Truancy-        -        -        - -      -        -        -        -        14


2.5     Effects of Truancy on Students Performance       -        -        -        -        20


2.6     The role of Parents in encouraging Truancy         -        -        -        -        22


2.7     Ways of Controlling Truancy among Students-   -        -        -        23


2.8     Summary of Literature Review --      -        -        -        -        -        27


 


CHAPTER THREE


3.0     METHODOLOGY-     -        -        -        -        -        -        -        30


3.1    Introduction -       -        -        -        -        -        --       -        -        30


3.2    Research Design   -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        30


3.3     Population of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        30


3.4     Sample Size and Sampling Procedure -               -        -        -        31


3.5    Instrumentation -  -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        31     


3.6     Validity and Reliability of Instrument -     -        -        -        -        32


3.7    Method of Data Collection       -        -        -        -        -        -        32


3.8     Method of Data Analysis        -       -        -        -        -        -        -        33


 


 


CHAPTER FOUR


4.0 DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION -       34
4.1     Introduction -       -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        34


4.2     Demographic Data -      -        -        -        -        -        -        -        34


4.3     Summary of Findings -  -        -        -        -        -        -        -        44


4.4     Discussion of the Findings -    -        -        -        -        -        -        44


 


 


CHAPTER FIVE


5.0     SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION       -        47


5.1     Introduction -       -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        47


5.2     Summary -  -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        47


5.3     Conclusion  -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        47


5.4     Recommendations         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        48


5.5     Suggestions for Further Studies -      -        -        -        -        -        49


REFERENCES    -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        50


APPENDIX          -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        53


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


ABSTRACT


This study was designed to examine the “The Impact of Truancy on the Performance of Secondary School Students in Oju Local Government Area of Benue State”. A survey research design was adopted for the study. One hundred and eighty (180) respondents were randomly selected from ten selected secondary schools in Oju Local Government Area of Benue State. The main instrument used for this study was questionnaire and the data collected were analyzed using frequency counts and percentage. The findings from the study revealed that lack of school materials to work with made students run away from school, parents carelessly and by intention encourage truancy of the students, truancy affects the development of human resources needed for social and economic transformation of the society. It was therefore recommended that parents should be mandated by school authorities to provide their children with basic school needs, as this will reduce unnecessary outings among students, students who perform poorly in examination and test should face firm punishment or sanctions duly supervised by the class teacher so that subsequent test and examination they will work harder and government should help the police department to establish and run temporary detention cenres where they can drop off truant students for correction purposes.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


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APA

TITUSS, A. & Isaac, A (2018). The Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance in Secondary Schools: Case Study of Oju Local Government in Benue State. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/chapter-one-5-truancy-mrs-rosan-final

MLA 8th

TITUSS, AFOLAYAN, and Adegboye Isaac "The Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance in Secondary Schools: Case Study of Oju Local Government in Benue State" Afribary. Afribary, 19 Jul. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/chapter-one-5-truancy-mrs-rosan-final. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

MLA7

TITUSS, AFOLAYAN, and Adegboye Isaac . "The Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance in Secondary Schools: Case Study of Oju Local Government in Benue State". Afribary, Afribary, 19 Jul. 2018. Web. 25 Jun. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/chapter-one-5-truancy-mrs-rosan-final >.

Chicago

TITUSS, AFOLAYAN and Isaac, Adegboye . "The Influence of Truancy on Academic Performance in Secondary Schools: Case Study of Oju Local Government in Benue State" Afribary (2018). Accessed June 25, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/chapter-one-5-truancy-mrs-rosan-final