THE EFFECT OF SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT 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 discourse the brazen impact of the school environment on the learning of the child, the researcher tried to obtain from the students and teachers, the information on school environment within which they operate a measure of the learning acquire by the students. The abstract within the school environment which hindered or aided teaching and learning process, the instrument collection of information from the five in the school, the analysis of data was done on percentage calculations the result the study shows that: Many parent s do not give their children the necessary support they need in terms of finance, encouragement, books as well as good morals which would propel the child towards acquiring a decent qualitative learning. Teachers do not properly utilize few available teaching aids in schools; the classroom available does not commensurate with increasing population of the students in school. In light of these finding, the research made the following recommendations based on the analysis of the data that: 1. It is important for parents to understand their children need by giving them all the necessary materials they need to enhance their education pursuit 2. Activities like parent’s teachers meeting and spent day should be organized and this will help in providing the opportunities for contact between home and school. 3. The government should build more blocks of classroom to meet with the need of ever increasing population of the learners. The teachers also should make adequate use of teaching and learning aids. Finally, schools should be fenced round for safety of the students an d the school property as this research work concentrate on schools situation in a very busy Local Government Area “Egor” TABLE OF CONTENT CHAPTER ONE Introduction Background of the study Statement of problem Purpose of the study Significance of the study Research questions Definition of terms CHAPTER TWO Literature review CHAPTER THREE Methodology Research design Administration of questionnaire Sample Method of data collection Reliability and validity of instrument Method of data analysis CHAPTER FOUR Presentation and analysis of data Responses made by school heads Responses made by teachers CHAPTER FIVE Summary of finding Conclusion Recommendations REFERENCES APPENDIX CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY This study on the impact of the school environment on teaching and learning w as carried out in Uselu secondary school in Uselu quarters of Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. The teachers and students there the subject used. The researcher is a very close fr4iend to the vice principal of Uselu secondary school. Uselu secondary school is one and single schools, it has never been sprinted into two schools, but it remains as one single schools by the Egor Local Government via the state secondary school board for Benin City The one and single is in time of composition of the 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 the school was not splinted because there is no enough classroom accommodation in the school. Historically Uselu secondary school was founded and opened on October 1980. The available class rooms, than were Ten only was the civilian administration of the late Prof. .F. Alli, then governor of the defunct Bendel State that 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 very 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 environment problems on teaching and learning school is very difficult to determine because so many extraneous variables impinges on the teaching skills and learning capabilities of teachers and students in the classroom at different times. The time between school environment and home environment is hard to define and varies from individual to individual. This study takes a critical look at the impact of school environment at different times on the teaching and learning of teachers and students respectively in secondary schools in Benin City, the Edo state capital. OBJECTIVE OF STUDY The major objective or purpose of this study is to find out the effect of the school environment on the academic performance of students in school in the selected schools. It is also finding out how the teachers and students are coping with their school environment. To find out if the teachers and students have alternative means of teaching that problems associated with the school environment. RESEARCH QUESTIONS 1. Do teacher teach better when materials are available? 2. Do the students learn better when teaching aids are used during teaching 3. Do students and teachers like morning teaching? 4. Do students have enough classroom accommodation in their school? 5. Is there library in your school where teachers and students can read and borrow book? 6. How many students are there in a class? 7. Does school environment affect teaching SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY On significance of this study in that it will serve as a literature for future research students and researchers Another importance of this research in that it serves as a documentation of facts for historical purpose and records DEFINITION OF TERMS School environment is the school compound itself, the classroom, the furniture and teaching materials. It include the time in hours spent in the school compound it also embraces the school surroundings. LEARNING: this is gaining knowledge by studying practice or being taught in a school compound. Teaching: to give instruction in any way to persons or groups in a school compound.
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