PROBLEMS INHIBITING THE EFFECTING TEACHING OF GRAMMAR IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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PROBLEMS INHIBITING THE EFFECTING TEACHING OF GRAMMAR IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS (EDUCATION PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)

 

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

It has been observed that factors affecting the teaching of Grammar in primary level are influenced by socio-economic background.

According to Weber (1864), socio-economic class is a group of people who share the same position in economic life, whether this involves property or marketable skill status ground.

More apparently is the fact that many of those who claim to study English in tertiary institution make a mockery of their alma-matters by their wrong spoken and written English (Grammar). Their understanding and use of grammar, to say the least, it shows they either know very little or nothing about the rules guiding the grammar. Pupils in primary schools make a mess of grammar in their writing. On the whole, the pupils perform below average in their examination especially when they go out for quiz competition in other school, performance appears to be on the decline, their mechanical skills (grammar, spelling and punctuation) and expression have been deteriorating in the last five years.

The genuine concern for this poor level of the use of English (grammar) is informed by its central position in our national life. English is the official language of government for all activities and business, even, in aviation and it is the medium of instruction in all educational institutions all over the country.

BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

English language is no doubt, an international language of enviable repute. Its use therefore has universal appeal and coverage. According to Kachru (1981) its usage and functions have definitely made it to become native in many countries of the world, Nigeria inclusive. Therefore an ardous task by citizens to learn and use the language well. Government is equally committed in this landable direction. Thus, the use of English language by educated Nigerians in particular is a basic issue, given the fact that it is the official language of the country, and therefore, of almost importance to every citizens, its use confers a classic status on the user. Therefore, everybody aspires toward becoming a fluent speaker or writer of the language.

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