the factors affecting the performance of English students

Factors Affecting the Performance of English Students

This chapter critically analyzed the data collected from the field in the study area. A total of 100 questionnaires were administered to the respondents from five selected secondary schools in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun state. The questionnaire was designed to investigate the factors affecting the performance of English students in Junior Secondary Schools in Ayedaade Local Government, Gbongan Area of Osun state. The Questionnaires were responded to by the students and data collected were gathered for use by the researcher. Data were analyzed using simple percentage method.

4.1       Research Question Analysis

Research Questions 1: Does the school have adequate educational materials and resources?

Table 1

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Do you have enough textbooks? 45 55
2 Does your teacher use instructional materials to teach? 36 64
3 Does your school have a fully equipped library? 40 60
4 Are you permitted to read in the library? 87 13
5 Does your teacher use play cards, television, tapes and blackboards effectively? 39 61
6 Does the government provide you with the necessary materials for effective teaching? 43 57

 

Table 1 shows that 45% of the respondents agreed that they have enough textbooks while 55% disagreed to thatCOVID-19 shook, 36% of the total number of respondents are of the opinion that their teachers make use of instructional materials but the remaining 64% disagreed to that, 40% of the respondents agreed that their schools have a fully equipped library but the remaining 60% were of a contrary opinion, 87% of the respondents opined that they are permitted to read in the library while 13% did not agree to that, 39% of the total number of respondents said that teir teachers make use of play cards, televisions and blackboard but 61% kicked against that, 43% of the total number of respondents agreed that the government provided with the necessary materials for effective teaching but the remaining 57% did not agree to that.

Research Questions 2: Does the school encourage the use of English Language in the school?

Table 2

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Does your teacher communicate with their colleagues in English language? 89 11
2 Does your teacher speak English to you in the class? 100 0
3 Does your teacher correct you when you speak incorrect English? 75 25
4 During English lessons, does your teacher use English to teach? 100 0
5 Does you teacher give you exercises? 100 0

 

            Table 2 above shows that 89% of the respondents agreed that their teacher communicate with their colleagues in English Language while the remaining 11% were of a contrary opinion, 100% of the respondents agreed that their teachers speak English Language to them in the classroom, 75% of the total number of respondents agreed that their teachers correct them when they use incorrect English in the classroom while the remaining 25% are of another opinion. All the respondents agreed that their teacher uses English language to teacher during English lessons and gives them exercises.

Research Questions 3: How well do the students speak English Language

Table 3

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Do you speak English Language among friends 52 48
2 Do you speak pidgin with friends? 79 21
3 Do you speak English during non-school hours 37 63

 

Table 3 shows that 52% of the respondents speak English among friends while the remaining 48% do not, 79% of the respondents speak pidgin with friends while the remaining 21% do not speak pidgin, 37% of the total number of respondents speak English during non-school hours while the remaining 63%  do not.

Research Question four: How well do parents assist in English Language learning

Table 4

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Do you stay with both parents? 62 38
2 Do your family members speak English Language within the house? 37 63
3 Does your parents provide relevant books for you? 59 41
4 Do your parents help you with your homework? 49 51

 

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Table four above shows that 62% of the total number of respondents stay with their parents while the remaining 38% do not stay with their parents, 37% of the respondents agreed that their family members speak English Language within the house but 63% are of a contrary opinion, 59% of the total number of respondents agreed that their parents provide relevant textbooks for them but 41% were of a contrary opinion, 49% of the total number of respondents opined that their parents help them with their homework but t parents of the remaining 51% do not.

4.2       Discussion of Findings of

This chapter critically analyzed the data collected from the field in the study area. A total of 100 questionnaires were administered to the respondents from five selected secondary schools in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun state. The questionnaire was designed to investigate the factors affecting the performance of English students in Junior Secondary Schools in Ayedaade Local Government, Gbongan Area of Osun state. The Questionnaires were responded to by the students and data collected were gathered for use by the researcher. Data were analyzed using simple percentage method.

4.1       Research Question Analysis

Research Questions 1: Does the school have adequate educational materials and resources?

Table 1

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Do you have enough textbooks? 45 55
2 Does your teacher use instructional materials to teach? 36 64
3 Does your school have a fully equipped library? 40 60
4 Are you permitted to read in the library? 87 13
5 Does your teacher use play cards, television, tapes and blackboards effectively? 39 61
6 Does the government provide you with the necessary materials for effective teaching? 43 57

 

Table 1 shows that 45% of the respondents agreed that they have enough textbooks while 55% disagreed to thatCOVID-19 shook, 36% of the total number of respondents are of the opinion that their teachers make use of instructional materials but the remaining 64% disagreed to that, 40% of the respondents agreed that their schools have a fully equipped library but the remaining 60% were of a contrary opinion, 87% of the respondents opined that they are permitted to read in the library while 13% did not agree to that, 39% of the total number of respondents said that teir teachers make use of play cards, televisions and blackboard but 61% kicked against that, 43% of the total number of respondents agreed that the government provided with the necessary materials for effective teaching but the remaining 57% did not agree to that.

Research Questions 2: Does the school encourage the use of English Language in the school?

Table 2

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Does your teacher communicate with their colleagues in English language? 89 11
2 Does your teacher speak English to you in the class? 100 0
3 Does your teacher correct you when you speak incorrect English? 75 25
4 During English lessons, does your teacher use English to teach? 100 0
5 Does you teacher give you exercises? 100 0

 

            Table 2 above shows that 89% of the respondents agreed that their teacher communicate with their colleagues in English Language while the remaining 11% were of a contrary opinion, 100% of the respondents agreed that their teachers speak English Language to them in the classroom, 75% of the total number of respondents agreed that their teachers correct them when they use incorrect English in the classroom while the remaining 25% are of another opinion. All the respondents agreed that their teacher uses English language to teacher during English lessons and gives them exercises.

Research Questions 3: How well do the students speak English Language

Table 3

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Do you speak English Language among friends 52 48
2 Do you speak pidgin with friends? 79 21
3 Do you speak English during non-school hours 37 63

 

Table 3 shows that 52% of the respondents speak English among friends while the remaining 48% do not, 79% of the respondents speak pidgin with friends while the remaining 21% do not speak pidgin, 37% of the total number of respondents speak English during non-school hours while the remaining 63%  do not.

Research Question four: How well do parents assist in English Language learning

Table 4

S/N ITEMS YES (%) NO (%)
1 Do you stay with both parents? 62 38
2 Do your family members speak English Language within the house? 37 63
3 Does your parents provide relevant books for you? 59 41
4 Do your parents help you with your homework? 49 51

            Table four above shows that 62% of the total number of respondents stay with their parents while the remaining 38% do not stay with their parents, 37% of the respondents agreed that their family members speak English Language within the house but 63% are of a contrary opinion, 59% of the total number of respondents agreed that their parents provide relevant textbooks for them but 41% were of a contrary opinion, 49% of the total number of respondents opined that their parents help them with their homework but t parents of the remaining 51% do not.

4.2       Discussion of Findings

The data presentation in table 1 shows that majority of the schools in the study area lack adequate instructional teaching materials and resources, materials ranging from textbooks. Library, play cards amidst others.

Table 2 shows talks about the extent to which English Language is used and encouraged in the school, it shows how well teachers make use of the language within the school environment both within themselves and the students.

Table 3 discussed how well the students speak English language both within and outside the school environment. Students speaking English language regularly helps in proper learning of the language, speaking amidst friends, peer group and outside the school environment is highly encouraged. Table three shows that the students speak more of pidgin English amidst their peers when compared to the normal English language.

Table 4 discusses about how parents assist their wards in the learning of English language. Majority of the respondents stay with their parents but most of them do not use English language as a medium of communication within the house and this has its effect on the child’s language learning. Majority of the parents seldom help their wards in the learning of English language as they hardly glance at their assignments.

The data presentation in table 1 shows that majority of the schools in the study area lack adequate instructional teaching materials and resources, materials ranging from textbooks. Library, play cards amidst others.

Table 2 shows talks about the extent to which English Language is used and encouraged in the school, it shows how well teachers make use of the language within the school environment both within themselves and the students.

Table 3 discussed how well the students speak English language both within and outside the school environment. Students speaking English language regularly helps in proper learning of the language, speaking amidst friends, peer group and outside the school environment is highly encouraged. Table three shows that the students speak more of pidgin English amidst their peers when compared to the normal English language.

Table 4 discusses about how parents assist their wards in the learning of English language. Majority of the respondents stay with their parents but most of them do not use English language as a medium of communication within the house and this has its effect on the child’s language learning. Majority of the parents seldom help their wards in the learning of English language as they hardly glance at their assignments.

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