MONITORING OF LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT (MLA) FOR SENIOR SECONDARY CLASS THREE STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

MONITORING OF LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT (MLA) FOR SENIOR SECONDARY CLASS THREE STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

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MONITORING OF LEARNING ACHIEVEMENT (MLA) FOR SENIOR SECONDARY CLASS THREE STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

The study was designed specifically to measure SS 3 students’, level of attainment in two core subject areas (English Language and Mathematics) and determine what school, student and teacher factors promote or impede SS 3 students’, performance. The target population consists of senior secondary schools in Nigeria specially the SS 3 class, all English language and Mathematics teachers and their principals. A multistage stratified random sampling technique at state, school and subject levels was used to select the sample. In all, the sample involved 18 states and FCT, 285 schools, 570 teachers (of English Language and Mathematics) and 8550 students. Five instruments were used in the study: English Language achievement Test, Mathematics Achievement Test, Student Questionnaire, Teacher Questionnaire and School Questionnaire. The data from the study were analysed using descriptive statistics and multiple regression analysis.The results of the data analysis show that SS3 students achievement in Mathematics and English Language were generally poor, amount of government grants to school, age and membership of teachers to professional associations were the three most potent predictors of English Language achievement. ,Based on the above findings, the following are recommended among others: the establishment of Parents Teachers Association (PTA) be encouraged, English Language be used as a medium of communication within schools and students be encouraged to speak English Language at home, teachers be encouraged to join professional bodies relevant to their teaching subjects, Government to increase grants to schools, adequate supervision and monitoring of school activities, lesson notes and school records should be ensured.

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