Causes and Remedies to Low Academic Performance of Students in Public Secondary Schools: A Study of Ijero Local Government Area of Ekiti State

Ige Olusegun Michael, Ogunleye Akinyemi Wumi


The purpose of this study was to find out the causes and remedies to low academic performance of students in public secondary schools in Ijero Local Government area of Ekiti State. The study adopted a survey research design. It was guided by two research questions. The population of the study consisted of 366 students of secondary schools in Ijero Local government out of which 122 were randomly selected. The instrument was validated by three experts. Findings revealed that there are various factors that contribute to low academic performance of students in secondary schools. Based on the finding recommendations were made among which are: teachers should make use of recent and relevant teaching materials to ensure better understanding and performance of students, teachers should employ different teaching methods as well as teaching must be from simple to complex and parents should give more attention and proper monitoring to their children education.

Keywords: Teachers, Parents, Academic Performance, Classroom Practices.     

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