Causes Of Decline In Males’ Enrollment In Secondary Schools

Causes Of Decline In Males’ Enrollment In Secondary Schools In Ezeagu Local Government Area Of Enugu State

ABSTRACT

The purpose of the study title “Causes of Decline in Male’s Enrolment in Secondary Schools in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State was to find the factors responsible for decline in males Enrolment in Secondary Schools in Ezeagu Local Government Area of Enugu State. To research on this, four Continue reading Causes Of Decline In Males’ Enrollment In Secondary Schools

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ READING HABITS

SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ READING HABITS FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

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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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