THE EFFECT OF THE CLASSROOM ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE ABSTRACT This project has attempted to discourage the brazen impact of the classroom on the learning of the child, the researcher tried to obtain from the students, the classroom. The abstract within the classroom which hindered or aided teaching and learning process, the instrument used for collection of information were from five schools, the analysis of data was done on percentage calculations the result of the study shows that: the classroom available does not commensurate with increasing population of the students in school, teaching aids are not provided for schools. In light of these findings, the researcher made the following recommendations based on the analysis of the data that; the government should build more blocks of classroom to meet with the need of ever increasing population of the learners. The teachers should make adequate use of teaching and learning aids and finally, the government should provide teaching aids and resources for teachers so that effective teaching and learning can take place in the classroom. TABLE OF CONTENT CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background of the study Statement of the problem Purpose of the study Research questions Scope of the study Limitation Significance of the study Definition of terms CHAPTER TWO Literature review CHAPTER THREE Research design Population of the study Sample and sampling procedure Research instrument Validity and reliability of the instrument Administration of questionnaire Method of data analysis CHAPTER FOUR Analysis of data collection CHAPTER FIVE Summary Recommendation Conclusion REFERENCES QUESTIONNAIRE CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY This study on the impact of the classroom on the academic performance of students in schools was carried out in Uselu Secondary School, Uselu Quarters of Egor Local Government Local Government Area of Edo State. The teachers and students there, the subject used. Uselu Secondary School is one and single school, it has never been splinted into two schools, but it remains as one of the single school by the Egor Local Government via the state secondary school board for Benin City. The one and single is in time opf composition of teachers and students admitted in other words, the school structure and infrastructure remains the same. Uselu secondary school has thirteen classrooms but it used to house class from the above it is clear that t he school was not splinted because there is no enough classroom accommodation in the school. historically, Uselu secondary school was founded and opened October, 1980. The available classrooms then were ten only, this school project was executed by the civilian administration of the late Prof. F. Alli, then governor of t he defunct Bendel State he hatched and executed this school project. This was based on the free education policy of the party (NPN) it is the importance of education that made that government to establish so many schools at that time to ease the problem of distance in school, to lessen the financial bondage on parents and to further eradicate illiteracy from the society. STATEMENT OF PROBLEM The magnitude of classroom problems on teaching and learning is very difficult to determine because so many extraneous variables impinge on the teaching skills and learning capabilities of teachers and students in the classroom at different times. The time between classroom hours and home hours is hard to define and varies from individual to individual. This study takes a critical look at the impact of classroom at different times on the cling and learning of teachers and students respectively in secondary schools in Benin the Edo State capital. SCOPE OF THE STUDY This study has been limited to five selected secondary schools out of the entire ninety-six secondary schools in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State which are in secondary school, Adolor Secondary School, Benin Technical School, Police Children Secondary School, and Uwelu Secondary School. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY The major purpose of this study is to find out the effect of the classroom on the academic performance of students in the selected schools. It is also finding out how the teachers and students are coping with their classroom. To find out if the teachers and students have alternative means of treating those problems associated with the classroom. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY This study hopefully will be useful to teachers in Edo State in general and Egor Local Government Area in particular. The result of these findings will guide the classroom teachers on the methodology to follow when teaching as this will help lessen the problems associated with the classroom. There will be improvement in the students thinking ability and their creative skills. Besides, it will serve as a literature for future research students and researcher and also as a documentation of facts for historical purpose and records. RESEARCH QUESTIONS The study is designed to provide answers to research questions from the data collected through interviews and questionnaires; 1. Are there enough seats for the students? 2. How many students are there in a class? 3. Is the classroom conducive for learning? 4. Do students have enough classroom accommodation in their school? 5. Does the weather either sunny or rainy affect teaching/learning processes in the classroom? 6. Do teacher teach better in the classroom when materials are available? 7. Do the students learn better when teaching aids are used in the classroom during teaching? 8. Does the method of teaching in the classroom affect the learning capability of the students? 9. Does the classroom affect teaching? DEFINITION OF TERMS Classroom: A room in which a class of students are taught. Learning: This is gaining knowledge by studying practice or groups in a school compound. Impinge: Have an effect or impact on something. Extraneous: Unrelated or irrelevant to the subject Academic: This has to d o with education or study Student: A person studying at a university or College Effect: A change produces by an action or other cause, a result. School: An educational institution Performance: To carry into effect or complete an action. Methodology: A system of methods used in a particular field. Affect: Make a difference to. Teaching: To give instruction in any way to persons or groups in a school compound. Secondary: of education for children from the age of 11 to 16 or 18. Magnitude: Great size Variable: Liable to change, able to be changed. Data: Facts or statistics used for reference or analysis. Constraints: A restriction Research: The study of materials and sources to discover facts.
THE EFFECT OF THE CLASSROOM ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS: A CASE STUDY OF SOME SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
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