Social Capital and the Teacher Student Relationship

Oyadonghan Tupele-Ebi Enai


This study was develop to solve the problem of students poor performance in public examinations from the view of teacher/ student relationship, giving specific attention to social capital formation as a determinant for its improvement. To achieve the above objective, the researchers developed a survey method of study with the help of questionnaires distributed to a sample size of 120 that was randomly selected, primary data was collected to test the research hypotheses. The researchers used correlation co-efficient with the help of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to determine the relations between the variables. The study revealed that social capital determines a good teacher/student relationship which enhances an effective teaching and learning process and student’s performance in public examinations. Again in most schools there is a zero base social capital accumulation, poor teacher/student relationship and ineffective teaching/learning process which accounts for the poor students performance in public examinations. The researchers recommended that a good social capital development by means of seminars should be established by school leaders and managers, and social capital and moral values should be introduced as a subject in the SS III school curriculum and as a general studies course for all students in the faculty of education in Nigerian universities and all colleges of education.

Keywords: Social, Capital, Teacher, Student And Relationship

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