Academic Achievement in WAEC/NECO English Language Examination, Use of English and Undergraduate Students’ Performance in Programmes of Study in Cross River State, Nigeria
AbstractThe study was on academic achievement in WAEC/NECO English Language
examination, Use of English, and undergraduate students’ performance in
programmes of study. 964 students were sampled from Cross River University of Technology. The data collected for the study were the students’ results in WAEC/NECO English Language examination, scores obtained by the students in the Use of English course, and the cumulative grade of students in the programme of study. The hypotheses tested revealed, among others, that there is significant positive relationship between students’ academic achievement in WAEC/NECO English Language examination and their academic performance in the specific programmes of study. The researcher then concluded, among others, that the relationship that existed between students’ academic achievement in WAEC/NECO English Language examination and their performances in specific programmes of study was significantly positive. Among the recommendations was that English Language teachers should endeavour to efficiently and effectively cover the curriculum content as specified by the examining bodies to ensure that students were adequately prepared for external examinations.