UNIZIK Journal of
Educational Research and Policy Studies

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION, NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, NIGERIA
  • Abbreviation: UNIZIK J. Educ. Res. Pol. Stud.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2736-0296
  • DOI: 10.5897/UNIJERPS
  • Start Year: 2020
  • Published Articles: 15

Full Length Research Paper

Factors responsible for mass failures in economics in Senior Secondary Schools (SSCE) Examination in Enugu educational zone

Ononye Felicia Obioma
  • Ononye Felicia Obioma
  • Director Post Graduate Schools, African Thinkers Community of Inquiry College of Education (ATCOI COE), Enugu, Nigeria
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Obiakor Mariagoretti Ijeoma
  • Obiakor Mariagoretti Ijeoma
  • Department of Educational Management and Policy, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State.
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  • Article Number - 600322C66507
  • Vol.1(1), pp. 90-107 , June 2020
  •  Received: 03 January 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 March 2019
  •  Published: 15 June 2020

Abstract

The objective of this study is to determine the factors responsible for mass failure in economics secondary school examination among secondary students in Enugu Educational Zone. The research design for the study was survey. A close-ended questionnaire was used as the instrument of study. This instrument was validated by two experts. The test re-test method was used to test for the reliability of the instrument. The population includes 1786 teachers from secondary schools in the area, out of which a sample size of 360 was drawn at random. The mean statistic was employed as the method of data analysis. The mean statistic was adopted as the method of data analysis. Findings revealed that over-burdening home activities contribute to mass failure of students in secondary school Economics; parents’ action and inaction contribute to mass failure of secondary school students in Economics to a great extent. Poor quality and ineffective teachers contribute to mass failure of secondary school students in Economics to a great extent, and; government failure is responsible for mass failure of secondary school students in Economics to a great extent. The study recommended the need for the employment of qualified teachers who are knowledgeable in Economics to teach in our secondary schools.

Keywords: Economics, Mass failure, and Causes of Mass failure among Secondary School Students