Factors Affecting Academic Performance among Federal University of Agriculture Students’ in Ogun State Nigeria

Abiona, B. G., Fakoya, E.O., Adeogun, S.O.


The study assesses affecting factors academic performance in Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.A simple random technique was used to select the respondents from each college. Questionnaire was used to elicit information from 120 respondents. The results show that more than half 57.5% of the students were male while less than half (42.5) were female. It was also observed that less than half (42.5%) of the respondents falls between the age range of 20-24years, while 20.7% falls between the range of 25-29years. Also, 77.5% of the students stay off the campus and 54.2% reside within the school premises.It was observed that majority (85.0%) of the respondents have access to internet device and 55.8% access the internet through their mobile phone while 36.7% uses computer. Furthermore, majority (85.8%) of the students have social site account in which 44.2% were  Facebook user, 7.5% of the students used Yahoo messenger, 2go, Twitter and 27.2% uses all these account. Also, it was also observed that about 50.0% spends 4-6hours of their day browsing. Almost 60.0% perceive attendance as actionthat enhances good academic performance. The results also show factors such as environment 53.3%, romantic or sex relationship 65.8%, social network sites33.3%had major effects on students’ academic performance.Significant relationship was found between social factors(r = -0.329, p = 0.000) and academic performance. The study concluded that student waste their precious time attending social events and social network sites. It was recommended that students should cultivate the habit of study always instead of spreading their precious tome attending social sites and events.

Keywords: Social factors, academic performance and students

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