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Material resources availability, parent subject perception and school type as correlate of student performance in secondary school Yorba language in Oyo State

J.A. Abijo, J.O. Oyekanmi


Students’ poor performance in the Yoruba language is being considered a serious problem by researchers and education stakeholders. Despite their efforts, no appreciable improvement is noticeable for hardly are enough researches on the extent to which school material resources availability, parental subject perception and school type correlate with students’ achievement in Yoruba Language which this study is out to investigate. Being an Ex-post-facto design of survey research type, multi-stage sampling technique was used to draw 400 parents of 820 Yoruba Language students and their 20 teachers from two Local Government Areas in Oyo State. School Material Resources Availability Inventory (r= .85), Parental Subject Perception (r=.75), and Yoruba Language Achievement Test (r=.70) were instruments for data collection. Four research questions were posed and data generated were analyzed using Multiple Regression Analysis at P< 0.05. Findings revealed relationship between school material resources availability and students’ achievement (r=.248); between parental subject perception and students’ students’ achievement (r=.244); and positive significant correlation between school type and students’ achievement (r=.250). Parental subject perception is most influential (β=.143) and school type (β=.126). Therefore, parents should have right perception of the Yoruba Language while Government provides school material resources and facilities to improve students’ performance in the Yoruba Language.

Keywords: Material resources Availability, Parent subject Perception, School type, Student performance, Yoruba Language
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