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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

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