INFORMATION THAT WILL BENEFIT GOVERNMENT AND PARENTS TOWARDS THE REALIZATION OF THE OBJECTIVE OF EDUCATION
Statement of the Problems
Education cannot work out successfully without adequate plans, policies and proper implementations of laid down rules, in order to achieve stated goals. The administration of Nigeriaeducational programmeshas been swimming in the democratic situation due to politics, economic and social problems. The socio-economic factors have been multi-dimensional in features. The homes of these pupils/students have been identified through this research as the basis or foundation of the problems. Due to high level of divorcés, broken homes, single parenthood and the quest for material wealth, parents and guidance have left their primary status to maids, house boys, and teachers. The research work is concerned more to find out the socio-economic factors affecting theacademic performanceof students in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
From all indications, in a situation like this, one can conclude that the academic performance of students who are the by-products of our school system will be in jeopardy, and the future will be bleak.
However, these socioeconomic factors have affected students’ performance in external examinations and their attitude in higher institutions of learning, and have been a great challenge to the implementation of programme and policies of the government.
Furthermore, due to non-challans attitude of our educational administrators in implementing the national policy on education, and inherent corruption in the sectors, teachers lack the basic tools and instructional materials required to impact knowledge on the children. In addition, the teaching profession is looked down upon as the morale of the teachers are low, which also affect their productivity. Teaching has been left in the hands of women due to poor remuneration and allowances, low morale of the profession and little or no motivational factors on the job.
The researcher has gone to find a lasting solution that if properly implemented or adopted, it will go a long way to help to alleviate the situation, which will have a positive effect on the student’s performance in schools.
However, the overbearing influence of the peer groups on these children has been enormous. In addition, movies, televisions, the Internet, telephones, and other social networks like Facebook, 2go, Twitter, etc have played significant roles in shaping the morals and attitudes of our students and their performance in schools.
Purpose of the Study
The purpose of the study was to find out the Factors Affecting the Socio-Economic of Academic Performance of Student in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State.
Importance of the Study
The factors affecting the socio-economic academic performance of students in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State has become alarming, that through this research work certain salient factors which have not been addressed will be highlighted in order to help our school system and the pupil/students at large.
The duties of our parent/guidance will be highlighted, which has been neglected for some time now. The study intends to expose the various socio-economic factors affecting student’s academic performance such as examination malpractices, broken homes, single parenthood, divorce, economic recessions, poverty in the economy, low moral and social values of our culture and norms in the recent past.
However, students’ attitude towards hard work and the quest for academic excellence has not been encouraging. The issue of special centres for examination malpractices, leakage of examination questions by relevant educational authorities for material gains, and the quest of parents to make sure that their wards successes at all cost have contributed a lot to these problems..