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The Effects of Broken Home On the Academic Performance of Students in Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria: A Study of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro (Published)

The major institution for humans is the family, also known as a household or home. This study investigated how broken household might affect the academic performance of students in the tertiary institutions in Nigeria. The study was conducted among the undergraduates of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Nigeria. Specifically, ND II students of the School of Pure and Applied Sciences and the School of Management Studies were engaged in the study. 100 students were randomly selected from each of the Schools making a total of 200 respondents. A questionnaire was adopted to obtain information from the respondents. Using the descriptive research design, findings show that students from broken homes commonly engage in unruly and unacceptable behaviors in school and often face possibility of being rusticated or expelled from the school, Furthermore, such students suffer academic and emotional challenges and they usually perform poorly in their academic activities. it suggested that several of the elements that create poor academic performance associated with a separation, such as family’s income, trust issues and uneasiness between partners, and this ought to be curtailed in order to lessen the chance of a shattered household. Students from broken homes should be properly monitored, secured, and controlled by their supervisors and sole caregivers and parents ought to be educated on the importance of remaining married as partners in order to have a decent household. In marriage, they must persist and endure one another.

Keywords: Education, School, broken home, family, tertiary

Effect of Parental Unemployment on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Nigeria (Published)

This paper examines the effect of parental unemployment on academic performance of secondary school students. Thus, the efficacy of parental unemployment   is perilous social problem which contributed to the inability of many parents to caring for their children   education. However, the challenges of unemployed parents contributed to the high rate of step—down many students in secondary education. Consequently, there some factors which contributes to unemployed parents in country such as shortage of industries, inexperience of people, unskilled labour and unavailable of firms. Moreover, thousands of embody men and women are unemployed in Nigeria. However they are seeking for employment opportunities, but the job is not available for them that was the reason    many parents are jobless and they cannot provide   their  childern education pre-requisite, while some parents  are not ready to work that is reason they are jobless and find it cumbersome to care for their  children education. Presently, thousands of secondary school students involved various bad activities such prostitution, Yahoo, kidnapping, stealing, and other relevant offences in our country, because of inability of their   parents to  send them  to   secondary  education . Yet, unemployment cause high rate of poverty which affected many patents in thirty- six states of federation includes Abuja  the federal  capital of Nigeria. However, the rate of drop out increasing daily basis because their parents could not perform their responsibility as parenting who have devoted to caring for their children education.  Moreover, the population of unemployed parents is too high in Nigeria .

Keywords: Academic, Education, Parenting, Performance, Poverty, School, Secondary, Unemployed, Unemployment, parent

Quality Assurance: The Basis for Quality Secondary Education in Nigeria (Published)

This paper examines the basis for quality assurance of secondary education in Nigeria. In fact, Nigeria is populous in Africa, but the problem of quality secondary education confronting standard of education in Nigeria. It was discovered that the products were poor quality, the poor quality was however, as a result of the multifaceted problems bedeviling the system in Nigeria such as inadequate funding, inadequate facilities, low morale of teachers, poor supervision of schools and frequent changes in educational policies. The roles of the principal in meeting these challenges were examined as the chief executive who manages the school finance and who can use his ingenuity to raise fund to complement government efforts, provision and maintenance of physical facilities, principal as a curriculum and instruction supervision, a motivator and a change facilitator. It was there recommended that modern day principal should be knowledgeable, professionally competent and resourceful. It was again recommended that government should make provision for sponsoring principals and organizing conferences for them to serve as a means for professional growth.

Keywords: Assurance, Challenges, Education, Quality, Secondary School

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