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Learning Environment And Pupils Academic Performance: Implications For Counselling

RS Ekanem, EU Apebende, EY Ekefre

Abstract


The study investigated the influence of learning environment on academic performance of primary school children. Two learning environments: the home and the school environments were identified for this study. Three research hypotheses were raised as guide to the study. The study made use of survey design. An instrument called ERE Inventory was designed and used to obtain appropriate results for this study. 100 pupils were sampled and used for the study. After computation, the result revealed that there was significant influence of learning environment on the academic performance of primary school pupils. Appropriate counseling strategies were proffered to remediate the implications for the study. It was recommended that parents should put in their best to provide a conducive home environment for their children to study. Also, that government should provide schools with good and adequate infrastructural facilities as well as learning materials to make teaching and learning easy. In addition, teachers should provide conducive classroom environment to promote free interaction between teachers and the pupils.



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