POOR ATTENDANCE AND ITS EFFECT ON PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS PERFORMANCES IN GADA LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, SOKOTO STATE

ABSTRACT
The study investigated the effect of poor attendance and its effect on primary school pupils’performance in Gada local government area, Sokoto State. Data was collected from (185) respondents, proportionate sampling technique was used to collect data and data obtained were analyzed using percentages and frequency tables. It was discovered that poor attendance affects primary pupil’s performance in Gada local government area, Sokoto. It was also discovered that factors affecting pupils attendance to school in Gada local government includes; School, Students, and Parents. It is therefore recommended among others that headteachers, teachers, parents, stakeholders should encourage primary school pupils to attend to school in order to enhance their education.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page
Abstract
Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background to the study
1.2       Statement of the problem
1.3       Research questions
1.4       Objectives of the study
1.5       Significance of the study
1.6       Scope and Delimitations of the study

CHAPTER TWO
REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.1       Introduction
2.2       Concept of school attendance
2.3.1 Excellent school attendance
2.3.2 Poor school attendance
2.4       Causes of poor school attendance
2.5       School attendance and pupils performance in the Primary schools
2.6       Summary of the review and uniqueness of the study

CHAPTER THREE
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1       Introduction
3.2       Research Design
3.3       Population of the study
3.4       Sample and sampling techniques
3.5       Instrumentation
3.5.1 Validity of the instrument
3.5.2    Reliability of the instrument
3.6 Method of data collection
3.7       Method of data analysis

CHAPTER FOUR
DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1.      Introduction
4.2.      Background information
4.2.1 Respondent by sex
4.2.2 Respondents by age
4.2.3    Respondents by class
4.2.4  Respondents according to school
4.2.5  Respondents According to Responsibility
4.3       Answering research question
4.4       Summary of major findings
4.5       Discussion of findings

CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENATIONS
5.1       Summary
5.2       Conclusion
5.3       Recommendations
            References
            Appendix

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1               Background to the Study
Attendance to school is very important during educational activities or academic studies. The issue of school attendance of primary school in rural areas has been a problem affecting the performance of student. School and home factors affects students’ attendance, the social status and educational level of parents influence school attendance. (Ogherbvu 1999, Alio 2003 66-69)

Primary education is the initial stage of education, and has its basic aim to create, establish and offer opportunities to all children regardless of age, gender, or country of origin, to achieve a balance, cognitive, emotional and psychomotor development.

The importance of primary education can be seen in the sense that all beneficiaries of other levels of education by necessity have to pass through this level.(Oni 2008).Success and failure of the entire educational system as determined by primary education. (Oni 2008)


Some parents wouldn’t send their children to school because of the fear that western education would disrupt their Islamic way of life and the preference for the local language. They prefer the help which children render to them on their farms, in the markets and other traditional occupations which form an important part of economic survival of the parents, others will send their children to school but the children may not go to school.

1.2               Statement to the Problem
This study is aimed at finding out whether poor attendance has effect on pupils performance in primary schools in Gada local government area, Sokoto state.


1.3               Research Questions

The following research questions have been raised to guide this

study.

1.   Are primary school pupils absenting themselves from their various schools within Gada local government area?

2.   Doespoor attendance affect pupils performance in primary schools in Gada local government area?

3.   What are the factors affectingpupils attendance to school in Gada local government?


1.4               Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are:-

1.   To find out whether primary school pupils absent themselves from their various schools within Gad local government.

2.   To find out how poor attendance affect pupils performance in primary schools in Gada local government.

3.   To identify the factors affecting pupils attendance to school in Gada local government area.

1.5               Significance of the Study
This study would will be of great benefits to the following educational bodies:-

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