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Factors Affecting Academic Achievement of Students in Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in Christian Religious Knowledge

BObZ Lawal

Abstract


The study investigated the factors affecting academic achievement ofstudents in Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) in ChristianReligious Knowledge. A total of three hundred students in SS III from five secondary schools were randomly selected and used as sample for the study. Five hypotheses were tested, using chi-square analysis. The study established the following: Students who have positive attitude, interest and good perception of the subject perform better than those with negative attitude towards Christian Religious Knowledge. Students from high socio-economic status perform better than those from low socio-economic background in Christian Religious Knowledge. Students from private primary schools perform better than students from public schools in Christian Religious Knowledge. Girls perform better than boys in Christian ReligiousKnowledge. Arts oriented students show more superiority in ChristianReligious Knowledge compared to science students. Recommendations thatcan enhance the students� achievement in the subject were made.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/afrrev.v4i4.69240
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