Learning Environment and the Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Akwa-Ibom State

11337 Words Aug 28th, 2012 46 Pages
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study
Education is the bedrock of the development of any nation. This is the reason that a government invests heavily in the education of her citizens. Secondary education, a sub-set of the education level, is very necessary in human capital formation. It is the supply base from which tertiary institutions draw their major clientele (students) for admission into their different programmes. It, therefore, presupposes that the provision of qualitative education is the sine qua non for the attainment of the goals of secondary education.
Nevertheless, the main objectives of the secondary education in Nigeria as contained in the National Policy of Education are as follows:
1. To develop the personal
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Most school environments are not regularly painted. They are dilapidated and often in shambles which make schools dull and unattractive; this tantamount to creating a very hostile study environment not congenial to our children who must take their place as leaders of tomorrow with their counterparts in the developed world.
Aesthetics of most Nigerian schools are almost zero. Beautification of schools in creating lawns landscaping and planting of flowers with regular trimming; planting of shrubs for shade; clearing of grasses, etc are not thought of or of little concern.
The channeling of surface water through drains is another problem. During rains, it is common to see class rooms leaking; school environments flooded with run-off and making the children very uncomfortable. Therefore the aim of this study is to examine the learning environment and academic performance of secondary school students in Uyo metropolis.
1.3 Objective of the Study
This research work was properly carried out with the following reasons in mind as the purpose for the study. 1. To examine the effect of learning environment on the academic performance of secondary school students in Uyo metropolis. 2. To examine the effect of the physical environment on the academic performance of secondary school students in Uyo metropolis. 3. To examine the perception of students of their learning environment and the academic performance of secondary school students in…