DETERMINANTS OF ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN ECONOMICS IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NSUKKA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA
IJEER-Volume 1, Issue 1, Pp 75-92
Idika, Ezinne O; Onuoha, Joseph C. (Ph.D); Nji, Ifeyinwa Awele and Eze Emmanuel
Department of Social Science Education, University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Institute of Climate and Society, Mekelle University, Tigray, Ethiopia.
The study investigated the determinants of Academic Achievement in Economics in Public Secondary Schools in Nsukka Local Government Area, Enugu State Nigeria. The descriptive Survey research design was adopted. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire titled factors affecting student’s achievement in Economics (FASAE). Four research questions were answered using mean and standard deviation and four hypotheses tested at 0.5 level of significance using t-test. Four factors considered in the study were teachers-, students-, Socioeconomic- and government-related factors. The sample consisted of three hundred and fifty-one research subjects (351) comprising of three hundred and twenty seven (327) Economics students and twenty four (24) Economics teachers. Ten schools were randomly selected out of the thirty one (31) public secondary schools in the Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. Findings among others revealed that the determinants of academic achievement of students in Economics were students, teachers and government related as well as the socioeconomic background of parents. Recommendations were proffered from the results of the findings.
Keywords: Economics, Academic achievement, Teachers, Secondary school.