EARLY ADMISSION INTO JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL

INFLUENCE ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN BASIC SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA

  • A B EZELIORA Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State
Keywords: Early Admission, Student’s performance, Basic Science, minimum age to enter pre-primary

Abstract

This study attempts to find out the influence of early admission into Junior Secondary Schools on student’s performance in Basic Science and Technology. One hundred and five male and female junior secondary school students in junior secondary school class 3 from urban and rural areas were used for the study. Three research questions and hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Two instruments- a questionnaire QJS3 and student’s examination record in Basic science and Technology for three years were used to collect data on the students. The research questions were answered using mean while the hypotheses were analyzed using Z-test of difference at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the study showed that students admitted into junior secondary school at the age of 12 years and above, performed better in Basic science and Technology than those admitted at the age below 12 years. There was, statistically; significant difference on student’s performance in Basic science and Technology in junior secondary school, between those admitted at the age of 12 and above and those admitted at the age below 12 years in favour of those admitted at the age of 12 years and above. There was also, statistically, significant difference in their performance in Basic science and Technology, between male and female students admitted into junior secondary school at the age of 12 years and above and those admitted at the age below 12 years, in favour of females admitted at the age of 12 years and above. There was, statistically, significant difference in their performance in Basic science and Technology, between students from urban and rural areas admitted at the age of 12 years and above and those admitted below the age of 12 years in favour of urban students admitted into junior secondary school at 12 years and above. Education implications were discussed and recommendations were made

Author Biography

A B EZELIORA, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Anambra State

Dept of Science Education

Published
2019-04-25
How to Cite
EZELIORA, A. (2019). EARLY ADMISSION INTO JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL. Nnadiebube Journal of Education in Africa, 2(1). Retrieved from https://journals.aphriapub.com/index.php/NJEA/article/view/769
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