AN EXAMINATION OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EKIADOLOR-BENIN

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AN EXAMINATION OF THE FACTORS INFLUENCING THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS

IN THE SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, COLLEGE OF EDUCATION EKIADOLOR-BENIN

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study is to look into the factors, which influenced first year student’s academic performance at the College of Education, Ekiadolor Benin. A research sample of 100 students was used for the study lack of interest in teacher education programme on the part of the students, the background of the family on the academic performance of the students careless marking and recording of examination answers booklets by the lecturer, and faulty selective admission process into the teacher education programme had for teaching effects on students performances. Based on these findings, it is recommended that the following should be put into consideration.

  1. The settling up of a high standard of admission process. The rate to pass at examination should be raised. High standard of discipline should be maintained. A regulatory body should be set up to steer the affairs of the profession.
  2. There should be an organized body, which could comprise of both the lecturer and family to orientate the family about the importance of the children education and merge the gap between the children and their families.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Chapter One

Introduction

Background of the study

Statement of problem

Purpose of study

Research question

Significance of the study

Scope and limitation of study

Definition of terms

Chapter Two

Literature review

The teaching profession

The concept of teaching

The perception of the teaching profession by students

Societal values on teaching profession

Chapter Three

Methodology

Population

Sample/sample techniques

Validity

Administration

Method of data analysis

Chapter Four

Presentation of data analysis

Discussion of findings

Chapter Five

Summary

Findings

Conclusion

Recommendations

Reference     =

Questionnaires        =

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

            Since the commencement of the department of Vocational and Technical Education, it has been granting admission to a number of students on a yearly basis into various programmes; the department holds one of the larger numbers of students that are admitted yearly into the college of education. The continuous impression of the first year students of the school of Vocational and Technical Education therefore become a matter of concern, especially when the government of the day in our little measure has invested so much in Vocational and Technical Education and technology to make sure it gets to a high esteem. Thus the government will not be attained if performance by first year students continuous on the downward trend. 

            Infact, the economic effect of student’s failure will be better seen when considered in relation to a society like Nigeria that is still developing and hopes for a free education at all level for its citizens when a first year students start his academic career with poor performance, the journey becomes very tough. If such a students continues without any significant positive change in performance, he/she will certainly end up with a class of degree that will place him/her nowhere. Nwagwu (2000) identified a number of factors influencing academic performance of students or educational wastage. He saw the inability of poor families to provide money for books and other school materials. He said that free education could not prevent students from failing on account of financial handicap. After all, the government will not be responsible for things like clothing and feeding. According to recent research, it has been seen that a number of factors influence academic performance of first year students. To determine these a preliminary interview was carried out by the researcher on some education, students revealed that a number of students do not have interest being in college of Education due to various reasons adduced by them. The question now is, how did they come into an education system or programme? And what are the parameters used in admitting students? It has also been observed that universities rejected many because they performed below average. It therefore becomes very obvious that the performance of the first year students in general are those which are either mediocre level.

STATEMENT OF PROBLEMS                                                                   

            There is a persistent and steady decline in the standard of performance by first year students in the School of Vocational and Technical Education. A close surveillance performance from the table;

Session

No of those who sat for exam

No of those who passed without carryover

2000/2001

40

5

2001/2002

49

10

2002/2003

55

Nil

2003/2004

85

20

2004/2005

61

8

2005/2006

80

40

2006/2007

83

10

2007/2008

90

10

2008/2009

85

15

2009/2010

75

30

Source: The school of vocational and technical education.

            One could see a large number of students having thirteen carryovers; this persistent trend is quite disheartened. Now the questions are, the factors influencing vocational and technical education students performance? This apparently helplessness is an indication that new direction should be explored in seeking solution to the perennial problems, therefore the need to investigate the factors influencing first year of the school of vocation and technical education becomes imperative.  

OBJECTIVE OF STUDY

            The study is intended to look into the factors that are responsible for the low performance of first year students of the school of Vocational and Technical Education in College of Education, Ekiadolor, Benin City.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

            Does student’s perception of teaching profession affect their performance?

What effect do societal values on Vocational and Technical Education have on the academic performance of the students?

What effect do environmental factors in the college of education have on first year student’s performance?

To what extent does availability of fund influence the performance of the first year students in the school of Vocational and Technical Education?

To what extent does the selective undergraduate admission influence the performance of first year student’s performance?

BASIC ASSUMPTION

            The course offered by first year students in the College of Education has little difference from what they have learnt in the post primary school. On this note, first year vocational and technical education students should be able to pass all their courses without a carryover. 

SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

            This project will go a long way in contributing to the progress of first year students of the school of Vocational and Technical Education , the identification of those problem which influence first year students academic performance will in the first place re-orientates the selection process of students into the programme and also help in no little measure to lesson the number of failure, knowledge of the factors inhibiting first year students performance could make lecturers and the school authority to realize the role they play to enhance better performance of the research.

To raise awareness on the part of the student’s teacher, parents and those in authority as to the benefit of the subject under discourse.

            To raise awareness on the part of those in the authority about some factors that influence first year academic performance of school of Vocational and Technical Education students.

            To bring to focus areas which need to emphasized or de-emphasized for onward performance.

To recommend solution to some of the factors given rise to the factors influencing first year students performance and equally to secure as source of information to readers, researcher and educational bodies etc.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

Performance: This is the carrying out of activities with a resultant effect of positive or negative.

Selective undergraduate admission: Selection of students into all level of higher education i.e. selective admission that influence entrance to a profession.

Stock-In-Trade: Student admitted to run a programme, everything needed for a trade or occupation.

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    Project Details

    Department Education
    Project ID EDU0373
    Price N3000 ($14)
    CHAPTERS 5 Chapters
    No of Pages 54 Pages
    Methodology simple percentage
    Reference YES
    Format Microsoft Word