SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF BROKEN HOMES ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN: A CASE STUDY OF IGUEKHIHO COMMUNITY IN OVIA SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE

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CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

Man exist in society where education is one of the important process in the transmission of knowledge, skills, ideas and values in order for them to become useful to themselves and the society. It is accepted that a child’s background has a powerful eects on the life. An African maxim says that “a child who is cared for, loved and who is aware that his parents are interested in him and his academic performance will strive to work hard so as to please his parent based on the aforementioned the time after school would be judiciously spent in diligent study and doing some assignments and home work instead of loitering or playing with friends. The study shows that there are many factors, which affects a child’s academic performance in school, such as the cultural and economic environment in which the child is nurtured. Examples are sex (gender), ethnicity and religious background.

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

The importance of education cannot be over emphasized. The problems in this research are that education has a tremendous impact on ones life. Therefore, the home is the primary source of education for a child. Every child has he or her own home background. The study digs into how the home background aect he students academic performance.

AIMS OF STUDY

The purpose of this is to investigate into the home background and students academic performance with comparative studies on whether children from broken home perform well academically.

HYPOTHESIS

The following hypothesis will be tested. 1. Broken marriage has become an every day occurrence in the society. 2. There is a correlation between the child’s/parents relationship and the students performance in school. 3. Most children are being brought up by single parents rather than both parents.

SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY

Education is of vital importance to the individual as well as to the nation. Therefore the home background of a child dictates the progress of an individual in a learning situation.

SOCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF BROKEN HOMES ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF CHILDREN: A CASE STUDY OF IGUEKHIHO COMMUNITY IN OVIA SOUTH WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE