Effect of Day-Studentship on Study of Geography among Female Students in Secondary Schools in Owerri, Nigeria

  • EC Onyenechere


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of day – studentship on
the study of geography among female students in the secondary schools in
Owerri metropolis. Data from school records were categorized and broken
into appropriate descriptive statistics some of which were presented on
frequency tables. Percentages and Chi square model were also used in the
analysis. The findings include the following; there is significant variation in
the performance of geography candidates in geography in the WASSCE, the
schools in the inner city / core area have better performance than those in
the fringes. Some of the recommendations include, the making of fieldwork
compulsory for both day students and boarders alike, the teaching of
geography in secondary schools from J.S.S.1 to S.S 111, the re-invigoration
of guidance and counseling in schools to encourage girls with a flair for
exploration to study geography, the institution of prizes on a yearly basis to
best performing girls’ school by the Association of Nigerian Geographers to
foster competition in geography among females in secondary schools, and
the sending of female children to secondary schools in the municipality
which is the core area for better performance in geography WASSCE by
parents/ wards.

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057