FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN ONITSHA EDUCATION ZONE

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Abstract

This study focused on the factors responsible for poor performance of senior secondary school students in mathematics in Onitsha Education Zone. The study was guided by four research questions. The study is a descriptive survey design. The targeted population consisted of senior secondary school students in Onitsha Education Zone. A total of 100 respondents were purposively selected by the researchers. The data were collected through the use of structured questionnaire after it was validated. The collected data were presented in tables and analyses were made using percentage and mean. The findings include: shortage of qualified mathematics teacher, students’ attitude towards teaching/learning of mathematics, mathematics phobia, mathematics language, lack of instructional aids, large class size and inadequate time and contact per week. It was also discovered that students played a major role in their poor performance in mathematics in Onitsha Education Zone. The teachers also contributed by lacking the relevant qualification needed in mathematics, and their inability of using instructional aids in teaching mathematics. It was also found that poor performance in mathematics has great effects on students’ overall achievement in academic work. Also, the researchers discovered that the problems of poor performance in mathematics in Onitsha Education Zone can be solved by providing good guidance counsellors in schools, organizing seminars at schools, provision of facilities like graph boards, four figure tables, etc and employing experienced and qualified mathematics teacher in school. Based on the above findings, recommendations were made; that government should employ seasoned and qualified mathematics teachers in schools, provide enough facilities in schools, teachers should endeavour to give assignments to students always and do the corrections in the next period.



TABLE OF CONTENT


 


Title Page                                                                                                    i


Certification Page                                                                                                 ii


Approval Page                                                                                           iii


Dedication                                                                                                  iv


Acknowledgement                                                                                      v


Table of Content                                                                                         vi


List of Tables                                                                                              viii


Abstract                                                                                                      ix


CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION


Background of the Study                                                                                     1


Statement of the Problem                                                                           3


Purpose of the Study                                                                                  3


Significance of the Study                                                                            4


Scope of the Study                                                                                     4


Research Questions                                                                                    4


CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW


Conceptual Framework                                                                                        6


Theoretical Framework                                                                              11


Empirical Studies                                                                                                 13


Summary of Literature Review                                                                            15


CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD


Research Design                                                                                         17


Area of the Study                                                                                                 17


Population of the Study                                                                                       18


Sample and Sampling Techniques                                                              18


Instrument for Data Collection                                                                            19


Validation of the Instrument                                                                      20


Reliability of the Instrument                                                                       20


Method of Data Collection                                                                         20


Method of Data Analysis                                                                           21


CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF RESULTS


Personal Data of Respondents                                                                             22


Analysis of Research Questions                                                                 23


Summary of Major Findings                                                                      27


CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION, IMPLICATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS


Discussion of Findings                                                                               28


Educational Implications                                                                                      30


Conclusion                                                                                                 30


Recommendations                                                                                                31


Limitations of the Study                                                                                      31


Suggestions for Further Studies                                                                 32


Summary of the Study                                                                               32


REFERENCES                                                                                         33


APPENDIX  I                                                                                            38


APPENDIX II                                                                                            42


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ONUORAH, I (2018). FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN ONITSHA EDUCATION ZONE. Afribary.com: Retrieved April 23, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/factors-responsible-for-poor-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-mathematics-in-onitsha-education-zone

MLA 8th

IKENNA, ONUORAH. "FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN ONITSHA EDUCATION ZONE" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 20 Jul. 2018, https://afribary.com/works/factors-responsible-for-poor-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-mathematics-in-onitsha-education-zone . Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

MLA7

IKENNA, ONUORAH. "FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN ONITSHA EDUCATION ZONE". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 20 Jul. 2018. Web. 23 Apr. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/factors-responsible-for-poor-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-mathematics-in-onitsha-education-zone >.

Chicago

IKENNA, ONUORAH. "FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR POOR PERFORMANCE OF SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS IN ONITSHA EDUCATION ZONE" Afribary.com (2018). Accessed April 23, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/factors-responsible-for-poor-performance-of-senior-secondary-school-students-in-mathematics-in-onitsha-education-zone