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Assessment of Dropouts Rate Among Secondary School Students

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ABSTRACT

The study assessed dropouts Rate among Secondary School Students in Benue State, Nigeria. The study was guided by five objectives; five research questions and five null hypotheses. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study.

The population of the study was 6,167 dropped out students and 400 dropout students were used as the sample size. Data were collected using class attendance register, student‘s personal records and four ratings structured questionnaire.

Collected data were coded into the Statistical Package of Social Science. The package was used to run a weighted mean score of 4 to answer the research questions with the benchmark score of at least 2.5 as an index for agreeing.

Pearson Product Moment Correlation was employed in testing the six null hypotheses at a significant level of 0.05.

The results of the study indicated there was a positive relationship between schools factors, teacher‘s factors, parents‘ factors and school location on the rate of drop out among secondary school students in Benue State, Nigeria.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

COVER PAGE……………………………………………………………………..i
TITLE PAGE ………………………………………………………………………ii
DECLARATION…………………………………………………………………….iii
CERTIFICATION………………………………………………………………….iv
DEDICATION………………………………………………………………………v
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS………………………………..………………………vi
ABSTRACT …………………………………………………………………………..vii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Background of the Study………………1
1.2 Statement of the Problem………………..3
1.3 Objectives of the Study…………………5
1.4 Research Questions…………………..5
1.5 Research Hypotheses……………….6
1.6 Significance of the Study……………..6
1.7 Basic Assumptions……………7
1.8 Delimitation of the Study…………..7
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITRETURE
2.1 Theoretical Framework………………………………………..………………..8
2.2 The Relevance of Secondary Education to the Development of Individuals in the
Society……………………………………………………………………………..11
2.3History of Secondary Education in Nigeria……………………………………16
2.4 Factors that causes Student‘s Drop out ………19
2.5 Identifying the early warning indicators………23
2.6 Causes of drop out among students ……..25

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Research Design……………………………………………………………….48
3.2 Population for the Study……………………………………………………….49
3.3 Sample Size and Sampling Procedure…………………………………………49
3.4 Instrument for Data Collection…………………………………………………50
3.4.1 Validity of the Instruments…………………………………………………..51
3.4.2 Pilot Study……………………………………………………………………51
3.4.3 Reliability of the Instruments………………………………………………..51
3.5 Procedure for data Collection………………………………………………….52
3.6 Procedure for data Analysis……………………………………………………53
CHAPTER FOUR: PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
4.1 Analysis of Demographic………………………………………………………54
4.2 Answers of the Research Questions……….55
4.3 Test of Research Hypotheses…………………………………………………..58
4.4 Summary of the Major Findings..………………………………………………62
4.5 Discussion of Findings………………………………………………………….62
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary……………………………………………………………………….68
5.2 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………69

5.3 Recommendations………………………………………………………………69
5.4 Suggestions for Further Research………………..………………………………70
REFERENCES…………………………………….……………………………..71
APPENDICES…………………..79

INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study
Education is a process through which individuals acquire adequate and appropriate knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and behaviour necessary to function optimally as a citizen.

It is considered as the bedrock of all facets of development of any nation, and a strong tool in development of human capacity.

Wood (2010) described education as the key factor in the development of the nation, communities and individuals with regard to employment opportunities, economic empowerment and social accomplishment.

The major concern in basic education is ensuring that students stay in school until they complete their education.

Dropping out is a serious problem because it denies individual students their fundamental human right to education.

REFERENCES

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