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EFFECT OF SOCIO ECONOMIC STATUS OF PARENTS ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE

effect of socio economic status of parents on students academic performance

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1    Background to the Study

The responsibility of training a child always lives in the hand of the parents. This congruent with the common association sociologist that education can be an instrument of cultural change which is being taught from home, which is relevant in the in this discussion. It is not out of place to imagine that socio-economic background can have possible effects on the academic achievement of children in school. Furthermore, whatsoever affects the development environment of children would possibly affect their education or disposition to it. Parent status is one of such variables. When a woman’s nutritional status improves, so does the nutrition of her young children.

 

1.3    Statement of the Problem

The issue of massive failure among secondary school students has become a very crucial problem especially as the numbers of educational wastages increase year after year.

Also, poverty and decline in the living standard of families has also posed a huge means to student academic performance. In this regard, this study identified some possible which has triggered an inquiry in to the study.

1.4    Purpose of the Study

The objectives of this study were:

  1. To determine the effect of gender on students academic performance.
  2. To examine the impact of school type on students academic performance.

iii.    To examine the impact of parental socio economic status on academic performance of school children.

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