Parental responsibility for secondary school students’ educational development in Owerri, Imo State,Nigeria

  • Ifeoma Queen Osuala
  • Christian Ojoba


The study investigated parental responsibility for secondary school students’ Education. The research design for this study was a descriptive survey  research design. The specific objective was to find out the correlation between parental responsibility for secondary school student and status of  students educational life development in Owerri, Imo state. 4,604. students in Owerri municipal made up the study population. A sample size of 821 was  used. A 30-item questionnaire tagged Parental Responsibility for Secondary school students Educational Development in Owerri (PRFSSSED) was used to  collect data. Frequency count, mean and standard deviation statistics were used to the answer four research questions formulated for the study. The  study found out that, most parents neglect or do not take up their responsibility and student shows laissez faire attitude toward their studies. The study  recommended that Parents should be role models and endeavor to develop relationship with their children which can transcend to educational  development provide enabling environment to encourage learning, provide study materials and assist students in their home work and they should instill  moral values and civic responsibility in their children amongst others for their children and wards to get all that they require to function optimally  in the society.




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