The paper carefully examines the effect of the Nigerian pidgin english on the academic performance of university students using University of Uyo as a case study. The current status of pidgin english mostly used by students was also analysed.
In view of the findings, the use of Pidgin in formal setting should be discouraged since it has not been given its rightful recognition. Its coming into the institution is affecting the students’ academic performance.
It is of uttermost importance that further research be conducted into the Nigerian Pidgin usage in order to ensure its standardization before it can be welcomed fully in the educational system and the country at large.
TABLE OF CONTENT
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
HYPOTHESIS OF THE STUDY
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY
DEFINITION OF TERMS
ORIGIN OF PIDGIN ENGLISH
THE EVOLUTION OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN
STATUS OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN
ATTITUDES TOWARDS NIGERIAN PIDGIN
THE LANGUAGE COMPOSITION OF NIGERIA PIDGIN
POPULATION OF THE STUDY
SAMPLE SIZE AND TECHNIQUE
DATA COLLECTION METHOD
DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION
PRESENTATION OF TABLES
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS