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EFFECT OF CLASS SIZE ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ECONOMICS IN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

EFFECT OF CLASS SIZE ON STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ECONOMICS IN UNIVERISTY OF NIGERIA NSUKKA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title page                                                                                                                               i

Approval page                                                                                                                      ii

Certification                                                                                                                          iii

Dedication                                                                                                                             iv

Acknowledgements                                                                                                             v

Table of contents                                                                                                                 vi

Abstract                                                                                                                                 viii

 

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

Background to the Study                                                                                                    1

Statement of the Problem                                                                                                    8

Objective of the Study                                                                                                        10

Research Questions                                                                                                                         11

Research hypothesis                                                                                                            11

Delimitation of the study                                                                                                    12

Significance of the study                                                                                                    12

Definition of terms                                                                                                             13

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

Conceptual framework                                                                                                        14

Concept of overcrowding                                                                                                   14

Concept of class size                                                                                                           16

Concept of academic performance                                                                                   19

Theoretical Framework                                                                                                       20

Vygotsky’s theory of learning                                                                                           20

Social learning theory                                                                                                         23

Piaget’s theory of (intellectual) Cognitive development                                               24

Learning by Discovery                                                                                                        26

Ausubel’s Theory of meaningful learning                                                                       29

Empirical Framework                                                                                                          31

Summary of Literature                                                                                                        36

CHAPTER THREE

METHODOLOGY                                                                                                                39

Research Design                                                                                                                   39

Population of the study                                                                                                       39

Sample and Sampling Techniques                                                                                     39

Research Instrument                                                                                                            40

Validity of Instrument                                                                                                         40

Reliability of instrument                                                                                                     40

Procedure for data collection                                                                                             41

Method of Data Analysis                                                                                                    42

CHAPTER FOUR  

RESULT AND DISCUSSION                                                                                              43

Introduction                                                                                                                          43

Analysis of Research Question                                                                                          44

Testing and Interpretation of hypothesis                                                                                     48

Discussion of findings                                                                                                        51

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION                                           54

Summary                                                                                                                               54

Conclusion                                                                                                                            55

Recommendation                                                                                                                 56

References                                                                                                                            57

Appendix                                                                                                                               64

 

 

 

ABSTRACT

This study investigated the effect of class size on students academic performance in economics with special reference to University of Nigeria Nsukka Ikere Ekiti campus.

The study was a descriptive survey research design. The sample of the study comprise of one hundred and fifty select students in Economics department.

The frequency count and percentages method were used to analyzed the research questions, while chi-square test was used to test the research hypothesis. From the study, It was discovered that large class have effect on students academic performance, also findings from the study revealed that overcrowded class room and over population of schools have effect on students academic performance. Findings from the study are of great significance for educational planners, policy makers and both federal and state governments.

The study recommended that the university should take steps to appoint more lecturers in the general course to minimize the use of large class, also government should provide more lecture rooms to ensure quality of service delivering, finally lecturers should be given refresher courses on managing large class from time to time.

 

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