SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ READING HABITS

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ READING HABITS FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Abstract

This work is titled “A Study of Gwagwalada Area Council Senior Secondary Schools’ Reading Habits for Academic Achievements.” it was carried out in order to proffer probable solution to the various reading habits formed by students of senior secondary schools which hinder their academic achievements and which also cause mass failure in their external examinations like WASSCE/ NECO. The study is set out among other things to look into the numerous ways to improve students’ reading habit for academic per excellence both in and out of the Senior Secondary Education. This was done by looking into the various concepts of teaching reading and ways by which the problems faced by Senior Secondary Schools students could be eradicated for this purpose, sets of vocabulary method, language development method and test were used to elicit the information needed. The responses gathered from the test were analyzed using simple percentages and mean scores. The statistical tools were simple mean, percentage and t-test. The data collected were analyzed using descriptive statistics, that is, variables, frequency and percentages. The findings suggest that the scope could be widened in future to cover a large number of places within the geopolitical zone of the FCT. Shared reading might be the key that is needed to unlock the reading process of senior secondary school students who are showing signs of reading failure. Researcher also suggested that the senior secondary schools teachers and even tertiary institution should be trained through various workshops in the use of shared reading in their classrooms. In view of the findings of this study, some recommendations were made, which are; the policy makers should give more attention to reading in the school curriculum, improve language Arts methods curriculum, and hence improve the teaching of reading generally. Parents should share stories with their wards at home to scaffold their reading development before they enroll in school. Readers’ club should be encouraged and there should also be a committee to monitor and supervise reading and reading related activities in our schools.
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Community support in the teaching and learning of social studies in primary schools

Community Support In The Teaching And Learning Of Social Studies In Primary Schools In Kwali Area Council Of FCT.

 Background of the Study

Community support service is a non profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults with intellectual developmental disabilities. Social Studies has been conceptualized as a discipline which focuses on the study of man’s problem in society and how the problems are solved by utilizing critical Continue reading Community support in the teaching and learning of social studies in primary schools

Causes of differences between private and public secondary schools economic results

Factors That Cause Differences Between Private And Public Secondary Schools Economics Results In Gwagwalada Council Area.      

Background of the Study 

Economics is the study of the production and consumption of goods and services, import and export, and also the transfer of wealth to produce and obtain other goods and services. Economics explains how people interact within markets to get what they want or accomplish certain goals. Since economics is a driving Continue reading Causes of differences between private and public secondary schools economic results

Appraisal of guidance and counseling services in higher institutions

 Appraisal Of Guidance And Counselling Services In Higher Institutions In Niger State

 Background to the Study

Guidance has been acknowledged by many psychologists to be as old as the emergence of human civilization. Guidance as a formalized system of helping individuals to achieve self-direction, self-understanding and mental balance necessary to make maximum adjustment to the school, was traced to the 20th century American society (Makinde, 1990). Continue reading Appraisal of guidance and counseling services in higher institutions

factors that militate against the standard of education in primary schools in Nigeria

Factors That Militate Against The Otandard of Education In Primary Schools In Nigeria.case study of  Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory.

 Background of the Study

“Standards serve as basis of educational reform across the nation as educators and policy makers respond to a call for a clear definition of desired outcomes of schooling and a way to measure student success in terms of these outcomes” (National Research Council, 2001). From primary to higher education in Nigeria, it is glaring that the standard is falling and our morals are fast fading in a Continue reading factors that militate against the standard of education in primary schools in Nigeria

The causes of lack of interest in history education in some selected secondary schools

The Causes Of Lack Of Interest In History Education In Some Selected Secondary Schools In Kaduna South LGA.

When the issue of history education is raised, the first set of thought that come to mind are decline in teachers availability to teach the subject, deterioration of facilities, lack of interest syndrome and many other things. This calls for in-depth study and analysis aimed to awakening each and every stakeholder in education Continue reading The causes of lack of interest in history education in some selected secondary schools

Implementation of driver’s education, testing and motor vehicle licensing system in FRSC

Implementation Of driver’s Education, Testing And Motor Vehicle Licensing System In FRSC

Background Of the Study

Motor vehicle crashes remain the leading killer of human lives. They have resulted in more waste of lives and property than major communicable diseases and sundry ailments put together. Inexperience, immaturity and elevated tendency for risk taking are often cited as the major reasons for the elevated Continue reading Implementation of driver’s education, testing and motor vehicle licensing system in FRSC

effects cooperative education on the development of farmers’ cooperative societies

Effects Of Cooperative Education On The Development Of Farmers’ Cooperative Societies.

    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

          Cooperative education is absolutely essential for the success of the cooperative movement. Cooperative education includes member education, staff training and public relation. As such, it is indeed the life blood of cooperative. Just as the heart must keep pumping blood to every part of the body in order not to leave any part paralyzed, so must cooperative information reaching out to its Continue reading effects cooperative education on the development of farmers’ cooperative societies

Chinese development through their educational system and policies

Chinese development through their educational system and policies

                               INTRODUCTION

 Statement of Problem

According to the study it reviewed that students in the system very difficult because the system has a lot of subject in the primary and secondary schools and students has to study very hard before they can go to a better college and for many students they see it as a stress. Continue reading Chinese development through their educational system and policies

Jigsaw Technique On Students Reading Achievement In English Language

 The Effect Of Jigsaw Technique On Students Reading Achievement In English Language 

INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study

The secondary school level in Nigeria prepares a student for tertiary education and also to adapt positively in the society. This is to say that subjects, which the student learns at this level serve as a good foundation for his/her tertiary education. Continue reading Jigsaw Technique On Students Reading Achievement In English Language