Child Abuse and Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Central Senatorial District of Cross River State.
The need to provide research information about the prevalence of street hawking, its effects and educational factors was the focus of this research. The focus of this study is on street hawking as an aspect of child labour, abuse and neglect. The goal of the research on child abuse and academic performance of children who participate in it as a routine scholars and people have defined child labour in several ways. In a nutshell it is the exploitation of children, premature assumption of adult roles on the part of children; working long hours for low wages.in the central senatorial district in Cross River State of Nigeria, has three main purposes: to identify the extent of students involvement in street hawking. Secondly, determine the factors, which influence students involvement in street hawking and lastly to compare the relationship between street hawking and academic performance of those who are engaged in the activities with those who do not. The data used in testing the hypothesis were gotten from the post-test scores of all the subjects. Hypothesis were tested at. 0.5 level of significance. Based on the results of the hypotheses, recommendations were made.
Keywords: Child Labour, Abuse, Street Hawking, Academic Performance and Effect.