Determinants of Perceived Students’ Academic Performance in Vocational Education in Tertiary Institutions in Lagos State
AbstractThe study investigated determinants of perceived students' academic performance in vocational education in tertiary institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria. The study adopted survey research design. A total number of 310 respondents were selected from higher institutions in Lagos State using proportionate stratified sampling technique. The instrument used in the study was a set of questionnaire title Home- School Factors and Students' Academic Performance in Vocational Education Scale (HSFSAPVES). Five finding of the study revealed that there was a significant relationship between teachers' factors and perceived student's academic performance in vocational education courses. Also, there was a significant relationship between provisions of learning facilities and perceived students' academic performance invocational courses. It was discovered that there is significant relationship between students' factors and their perceived academic performance in vocational education courses. Based on the findings of the study, it is recommended that the teachers should be more motivated by ensuring participation in continuous training programmes. There should be improvement in the conditions of services and recruitment of more competent teachers. Also, government should endeavour to provide adequate learning facilities like computer, laboratory equipment, audio-visual materials and other learning facilities in order to sustain the interest of the students.
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