EFFECT OF POLYGYNY ON ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF MUSLIM STUDENTS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS, SAKI WEST ABSTRACT The work examined the effect of polygyny on academic performance of students in secondary schools in Saki. Through the instrumentality of the questionnaire it was discovered that some of the children born out of the polygymy, were poor academically. This was informed by their parents lukewarm attitude to their academic development. Such children were not provided with quality and quantity food as well as necessary school materials. Therefore, the study recommends that though Islam permits such a family system but parents should be responsible to their wards needs. TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Background of the Study Purpose of the Study Significance of the Study Statement of the Problem Scope of the Study… Operational Definition of the Terms CHAPTER TWO 2.0 Literature Review 2.1 History of SakiTown 2.2 Social, Economic and Religious Life of the People of SakiTown… 2.3 The Practice of Marriage before Islam 2.4The Concept of Marriage in Islam CHAPTER THREERESEARCH METHODOLOGY 3.2Research Design 3.3 Population and Sample 3.4 Sampling Technique 3.5 Research Instrument 3.6 Validity and Reliability of the Research Instrument CHAPTER FOUR DATA ANALYSIS 4.1 Data Analysis and Discussion 4.2 Finding and Discussion of the Result CHAPTER FIVE SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMEDATION 5.1Summary 5.2 Conclusion 5.3 Recommendations References Appendix CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.1 Background to Study Marriage is the formal union of a man and a woman typically recognized by law, by which they become husband and wife. Another scholar viewed it that marriage is the union of man and a woman who makes a permanent and exclusive commitment to each other of the type that is naturally fulfilled by bearing and rearing children together and renewed by acts that constitute the behavior part of the process of production. A polygyny marriage is the state or practice of having more than one wife’s at the same time. Islamicshariah law permits a man to marry up to four wives. Even (Q 4 Vs 3) permits man to marry up to four wives. This marriage is widely practice and not as cohesive as it was before in Nigeria, this form of marriage is commonly practiced. 1.2 Purpose of the Study The purpose of the study is to find out the effects of polygyny practice on Muslim students in selected secondary schools in saki west local government area and also to examine polygyny system of marriage and what makes men involved in polygyny system of marriage the relationship between the husband, wife and their children can affect academic achievement of their children in the education progress 1.3 Significance of the Study The finding of this study hopefully will be of great help to community and make it realize the effect of polygynous system of marriage on academic achievement of their children. The findings of the study will also enable the parents to make useful and helpful decisions about the academic achievement of their children in school. The school administrator will find it useful in the effective administration. It will also assist them in carrying out the effective of implementation of the school curriculum programmed. Also, individuals and society at large shall be able to see that polygyny is a blessing and not than male so as to avoid adultery and fornications. Through, it was seen as a source of economis empowerment in the olden days, it equally makes both mature male and female to be responsible. 1.4 Statement of the Problem It is believed that lovers want attention, happiness and discipline main ingredients for the proper growth of a child. All these can be found within a family that possesses peaceful atmosphere. However, lack of some marriage qualities by a family will have adverse effects on the children’s academic performance. The problems that emanate from the practice of polygyny among various people world wide have made almost everybody to believe that there cannot be any social advantage in it. Some people even attribute the death of any member of their family to be practice of polygyny. Equally, people have it at the back of their minds that hardly would any family member attain success in his human opinion that it debars progress, achievement and prosperity of the family. In view of these and many other similar problems, this project is aimed at finding answers to the following operational questions. - How does a man with more than one wife behaves between or among his wives? Research Questions 1.5 Scope of the Study The study focuses on the effect of polygyny practice on Muslim students it is equally limited the geographical expression (Saki west). Secondary Schools in Saki West Local Government Area. 1.6 Operational Definition of Terms Effect; - A charge produced by an action or other cause, in other view, the result or outcome of a clause. Polygyny:-The state or practice of having more than one wives at the same time, Practice: - The action rather than the theory of doing something in another view Reputation of an activity to improve skill.
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