Factors Associated with Mass Failure of Students in English Language in Senior Secondary Schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State

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ABSTRACT

This  study  investigated  the  factors  associated with mass failure of  students’  in  English  language  in  Senior Secondary  Schools using four schools in Ijebu-North Local Government, Ogun-State, Nigeria. The study employed qualitative and quantitative approaches. Data was collected using classroom observation, questionnaire and documentary review. Result of the study reveals that students were highly motivated to learn English  for  future  expectations  such  as  local  and  international  communication,  academic  advancement  and employment  prospects.  However,  students’  performance  was  affected  by  shortage  of  English  teachers  and absence of teaching and learning materials. The findings shows that presence of untrained, under-qualified, and poorly trained teachers in schools who were incompetent and as a result they fail to teach some difficult topics in the syllabus. Study  findings  also  indicated  that  students’  infrequent  use  of English  language  at  school  and  home, large class size, teachers’ responsibilities, poor conducive teaching and learning environment in the classrooms, limited home support environment and poverty were contributing  factors for poor performance in English Language. Based on this, the research recommends in-service teachers training to enhance  teachers  English  teaching  skills, equal distribution of English teachers, adequate teaching facilities, and conducive learning environment at the schools.

 


 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Front Page     .………………………………………………………      i

Certification  ………………………………………………………      ii

Dedication     …………..…………………………………………         iii

Acknowledgement  ...…………………………………………. iv

Abstract         ……………………………………………………           v

Table of contents     …………………………………………….        vi-vii

List of Table              …………………………………………….       x

CHAPTER ONE: Introduction

1.1       Background of the Study                                                                1

1.2       Statement of the Problem                                                             3

1.3       Purpose of the Study                                                                      4

1.4       Research Questions                                                                                     5

1.5       Significance of the Study                                                               5

1.6       Scope and Limitation of the Study                                                            7

1.7       Operational definition of terms                                                    7

CHAPTER TWO: Literature Review

2.1       Theoretical Framework                                                                   8

2.1.1   Behaviourism Theory                                                                      8

2.1.2   Critical Theory                                                                                 10

2.2       Conceptual Framework                                                                   12

2.2.1   Brief History Of English Language In Nigeria                             12

2.2.2   The National Education Policy And The Role Of English         13

2.2.3   Endonormative Model For The Teaching Of English In Nigeria  15  

2.2.4   Track Of Mass Failure In NECO Between 2009 – 2015                        18

2.2.5   Factors Affecting Poor Performance of Students in English Language                                                                                                           21

2.2.6   Implications of Continuous mass failure of Students in English Language                                                                                                    24

CHAPTER THREE: Methodology

3.1       Research Design                                                                               26

3.2       Area of the Study                                                                             26

3.3       Population of the Study                                                                  26

3.4      Sample and Sampling Techniques                                                 27

 3.5      Instrument for Data Collection                                                      27

3.6       Validity                                                                                              28

3.7       Reliability of Instrument                                                                 28

3.8       Method of Data Analysis                                                                28

 

 

CHAPTER FOUR: Presentation and Analysis of Data                      30

CHAPTER FIVE: Discussions, Conclusion and Recommendations

5.1       Discussions                                                                                       40

5.2       Summary                                                                                           43

5.3       Conclusion                                                                                       46

5.4       Recommendations                                                                           47       

References                                                                                        51

Appendix                                                                                           54

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APA

Adefisan, S (2020). Factors Associated with Mass Failure of Students in English Language in Senior Secondary Schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-mass-failure-of-students-in-english-language-in-senior-secondary-schools-in-ijebu-north-local-government-area-ogun-state

MLA 8th

Sakiru, Adefisan. "Factors Associated with Mass Failure of Students in English Language in Senior Secondary Schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 16 Oct. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-mass-failure-of-students-in-english-language-in-senior-secondary-schools-in-ijebu-north-local-government-area-ogun-state . Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

MLA7

Sakiru, Adefisan. "Factors Associated with Mass Failure of Students in English Language in Senior Secondary Schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 16 Oct. 2020. Web. 25 Oct. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-mass-failure-of-students-in-english-language-in-senior-secondary-schools-in-ijebu-north-local-government-area-ogun-state >.

Chicago

Sakiru, Adefisan. "Factors Associated with Mass Failure of Students in English Language in Senior Secondary Schools in Ijebu North Local Government Area, Ogun State" Afribary.com (2020). Accessed October 25, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/factors-associated-with-mass-failure-of-students-in-english-language-in-senior-secondary-schools-in-ijebu-north-local-government-area-ogun-state