FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HIGH RATE OF DROPOUT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EKIADOLOR-BENIN

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FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HIGH RATE OF DROPOUT COLLEGE OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA:

A CASE STUDY OF COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EKIADOLOR-BENIN

 ABSTRACT

          The assessment of the causes of student drop out in the college was done using three methods: namely: the use of questionnaire, official record and personal interview. Fifty copies of the structured Questionnaire were administered to student In the college. The data collected were subjected  to percentage distribution ranges.

          The research revealed that there is a retrogression development, which is not helpful especially to student from poor homes. This has led to the student inability to meet the financial requirement of the college authority.

          The study concludes the ugly development, resulting from growing decadence in values of the society and inappropriate government policy on education should be arrested for the good of society.

          Therefore, a package of strategies to enhance stability in the college of education is proposed.

1.           Government should provide guidance and  counselling to students in the Colleges.

2.           Teachers and parents should cooperate to discipline the students.

3.           Good health facilities should be provided.

TABLE OF CONTENT

CHAPTER ONE: GENERAL INTRODUCTION

Background to the study

Scope of the study

Research hypothesis

Justification of the study

Objective of the study

CHAPTER TWO         

Literature Review

Meaning of drop out of school

Poverty

In-discipline

Social influence (peer group)

Impact of Adolescent Age

Social influence (family background)

Wrong motivation

Age Disparity in classroom

College Environment

Recreational Facilities

CHAPTER THREE

Research design and methods

Study Area

Data collection

Interview method

Structured Questionnaire

Official records

Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR

Result and discussion

Results

Discussion

CHAPTER FIVE         

Conclusion

Recommendation

REFERENCES 

QUESTIONNAIRE     

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

          The colleges of education are designed not only to impact broad based knowledge to their students but also to groom and impact in them the abilities to impact knowledge to others.

          In another word, the colleges are designed as teaching and preparatory institutions to empower future teachers with sound and productive knowledge in line with the dynamic and systematic growth f the society.

          Well-groomed grandaunts of these colleges go into schools to produce knowledgeable pupils right from the primary to the secondary school level of the education system in the country for our tertiary institutions.

          Thus, these colleges have become the primary institution on which our universities and research institution can develop and flourish.

          This is why the increasing numbers of students’ dropout in those colleges have become cause for serious concern to government and well meaning individuals in the society.

SCOPE OF THE STUDY

          This study is limited to college of education, Ekiadolor (in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State). It is believed that the situation in this college is applicable to other colleges of Education in the country.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

1.           Does financial demand of the course programme leads to students’ dropout?

2.           Does the college environment e.g. poor classrooms and lack of teaching aids negatively impact on them?

3.           What effects have the larger society on the students particularly the non-residential students?

4.           Does the prospects of employment and job satisfaction have any effect on students dropout?

5.           Does the age disparity in students’ population have any effects on students’ dropout?

6.           Does the stock of out dated and irrelevant materials (books) ion the school library have any effects on students’ dropout?

7.           Does lack of recreational facilities in school cause students dropout?

8.           Does the expansion nature of the subject taken in the course of studies have any effects on students’ dropout?

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 

          A good large number of students are admitted at the beginning of a semester and only few numbers are found at the end of the semester. Worst still, only fewer numbers are found to be graduating from their course of studies. Such situation cannot be tolerated in a society in dire need for manpower development.

          Hence, the study is to identify causes of the growing incidence of dropout in the college and its negative effect on meeting the demands of manpower in the society.

PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 

          Based on the above significance, the research will provide case studies on causes of college dropout among the students of college of education.

More specifically:

1.           Examine the characteristics of the problems faced by the students in the college will leads to dropout.

2.           Profess possible solution to the problems that leads to the increasing rate of students’ dropout in college.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

School dropout: By school dropout, we mean students admitted into the college but could not complete their course of studies for various reasons.

Broad based: By this we mean large number of subjects made compulsory in the course of study.

Cutting corners: This means finding the easiest ways to solving a problem, unmindful of the illegality and consequences of the ways.

Pay through their noses: This means that students pay with great difficulties in severe hardships.

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