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INFLUENCE OF HOME ENVIRONMENT ON SS2 PHYSICS STUDENTS: CASE STUDY OF AKWANGA L.G.A, NASARAWA STATE

 

CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1. BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The menace of academic failure among secondary school graduates has stared both the government and stakeholders in the face. There is a consensus of
opinion about the fallen standard of education as a big problem that is hindering the posterity of the Nigerian nation in terms of quality man power
resources. Most students in secondary school experience academic problem that shows itself in the form of academic poor performance. Several researchers
have sought to find out the reasons for the downward trend in the academic performance of secondary school students. Adesehinwa (2013) analysed the elect
of family type and poor funding on students’ academic achievement; Ogbemudia and Aiasa (2013) researched on lack of good home foundation for
pupils as cause of poor performance by students; Achieng (2012) found home factors, student factors and institutional capability as the causes whereas
Adesehinwa and Aremu (2010) posited that factors resident in students, family, society, government and the school may be composite causative elects for
these downtrend; they, however concluded that there is a need for each of these variables to be considered extensively, hence the focus of this study to
critically consider influence of home on academic performance of secondary school students. Other studies showed that the level of family cohesion (Caplan
et al, 2014 cited in Diaz, 2004), and family relationships (Buote, 2009) proved themselves capable of predicting performance. Over a period of time, it has
been observed that students exposed to the same lessons by the same teachers perform differently when they are evaluated (Adesehinwa, 2013). This shows that outside the college atmosphere, different factors influence students’ tutorial performance. Conjointly variations within the tutorial performances of talented and non-gird
kids can’t be copied to high school atmosphere (Adesehinwa and Aremu, 2010). Hence, several uncontrolled variables will be
chargeable for academic performance of scholars usually, gymnasium students inclusive. Schiefelbaum and Simmons (2009) cited by Adell, (2014) think
about family background the foremost vital and most weighty think about decisive the educational performance earned by the scholar. Among the family
factors of that have greatest influence is the unit of socio-economic class variables and therefore the instructional and family atmosphere. Emeke (2013)
stressed that the condition and therefore the nature of social interaction that goes on within the family might have some positive or negative influence on the
educational accomplishment of a toddler. One in every of the tasks of Education is to coach young people to become useful members of the society and this
training begins at home in the informal way. The home of the student is the first place he/she enters when born into the world by parents. A home is a place
where students live with their parents or guardian and it is the place where they are groomed. It is a place where the students begin to learn the norms and
values of the society in which they find themselves. The family is a social unit in any society and it is the source of early stimulation and experience in children
(Collins, 2015). The home influences the students at the most earliest possible time of his life at a time when his mind is most receptive. It provides the first
impression which may last through the whole life of the child.

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