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Comparative Study of Pupils’ Academic Performance in Social Studies in Selected Public and Private Primary Schools in Kano State

Comparative Study of Pupils’ Academic Performance in Social Studies in Selected Public and Private Primary Schools in Kano State.

ABSTRACT

This research work entitled Comparative Stud of Pupils’ Academic Performance in Social Studies in Selected Public and Private Primary  Schools in Kano State uses student’s and teacher’s questionnaire as instruments for data collection.

The two types of schools i.e. public and private primary schools were used to compare the academic performance of public and private school pupils.

ANOVA statistic which is the analysis of variance was used to analyze the scores of 384 pupils. Teacher questionnaire was used to find out the differences of school facilities, qualified teachers and welfare of teachers among the public and private primary schools.

The answers obtained from five research questions and five hypotheses were tested. The statistical Techniques used in analyzing the Data collected were ANOVA and CHI- SQUARE because the researcher used two research instruments. The first statistical technique was used to analyze the scores of the pupils of public and private primary schools.

The findings showed that there were no significant differences in the academic performance of male and female pupils in social studies in public and private primary schools.

Chi-square was also used to test the other three research hypotheses and it was discovered that there were no significant differences in terms of school facilities and teacher welfare in public and private primary schools.

INTRODUCTION

1.1 Background of the Study

The overall objective in every teaching –learning interaction as usually required is to bring about harmonious development of the individual and acquisition of the desired knowledge, values and skills to enable him/her function in a particular way.

The process of teaching needs to be supervised for effective teaching- learning process.The syllabus and curriculum system must be given special care and consideration so as to achieve the desired objectives.

Thus, when curriculum system is ensured in every school, there will be positive developments that will bring permanent change in the behaviour of the learner signifying that learning has taken place.

However, human societies differ in the way they teach their children values, norms and skills, while others impart skills in formal way, through organized system, that is a well recognized system approved by the ministry of education.

Others prefer more traditional ways in inculcating such desired values, notwithstanding the particular society in which learning takes place, and methodology used, a number of variables interact together to bring about a stable and permanent changes in behaviour.

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