Parents' Level of Education and Senior Secondary Studebts' Academic Performance in English Language in Bayelsa State, Nigeria
This paper examined the influence of parental level of education on their children in English Language at the senior secondary level of education. The research design is Descriptive Survey. The sample of the study was 250 students randomly selected from forty secondary schools in Bayelsa State. The instrument used for this study was A 20 item-questionnaire. Oral interview and practical observations were made as complementary tools. One null hypothesis was formulated and tested using independent t-test analysis. The result of the findings showed that, though parents’ level of education affects children’s academic performance, other variables such as facilities and the learning environment are also very important. Based on the finding, it was recommended that Government and all stake holders should assist in the education of children by providing necessary facilities and, employ teachers that are qualified. On the part of parents, they should provide the basic needs for their children at home and school.
Keywords:Level of education, Parents, secondary school, students, children