School Variables on Junior Secondary School Students' Mathematics Performance in Cross River State, Nigeria

By Oko Ngaji Opie, Sylvia Victor Ovat and Anne Ndidi Meremikwu.

Published by The International Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Learning

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The study was designed to assess the influence of some selected school variables on students’ mathematics performance among Junior Secondary School three (JSS3) students in Cross River State, Nigeria. The school variables considered were school proprietorship, school model (boarding/day), and school sex-type. Students’ performance in mathematics was measured using the outcomes of a state-wide final examination in mathematics for junior secondary schools conducted by the State Ministry of Education in 2009/10 session. A total of 1600 students from 81 public, private and mission schools were used for the study. Data collected were subjected to t-test and ANOVA at .05 level. The results showed that school proprietorship (F=26.13, p <.05), school model (t=4.15, p<.05) and school sex-type (F=3.822, p<.05) significantly influenced Junior Secondary School students’ performance in mathematics in Cross River State, Nigeria.

Keywords: Mathematics, Performance, Students, Sex, Proprietorship, Model

The International Journal of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Learning, Volume 22, Issue 1, March 2015, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: December 18, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 724.229KB)).

Oko Ngaji Opie

Lecturer, Department of General Studies, Federal College of Education, Obudu, Cross River State, Nigeria

Sylvia Victor Ovat

Doctoral Student, Education Foundations, Guidance & Counselling, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Dr. Anne Ndidi Meremikwu

Lecturer, Department of Curriculum & Teaching, Faculty of Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River, Nigeria