School Type and the Choice of Christian Religious Knowledge Among Senior Secondary School Students in Cross River State, Nigeria

Monity, Flora Michael, Udumo,Bassey Obeten, Igwebuike, Osedumme


This research work evaluated the influence of school type on the choice of Christian Religious Knowledge in secondary schools in Cross River State. To achieve the purpose of the research, one research questions was put forward and transformed into one null hypotheses. A brief review of related literature was undertaken with reference to the variable under study. The ex-post facto research design was adopted for achieving the purpose of this study and the simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the ten (10) local government areas used for the study. The proportionate simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the fifty four (54) secondary schools and the seven hundred and three (703) senior secondary two students used for the study. A structured questionnaire titled School Type and Choice of Christian Religious Knowledge questionnaire (STCCRKSQ) was the instrument used for collection of data in the study. The reliability of the research instrument was established through the Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Chi-square statistical tool was used for data analysis. The findings obtained from analysis of data and hypotheses testing indicated that there was no significant influence of school type on students’ choice of Christian Religious Knowledge in the study area. It was concluded that students should be independent when it comes to making choice of subject. Based on these findings it was recommended among others that senior secondary school students from both public and private schools should be properly counseled on the relevance of studying any subject in order to promote their choice .

Keywords: School type,  choice of subject,Christian Religious Knowledge secondary school Students, Cross River State.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/9-22-09

Publication date: November 30th 2019


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