INFLUENCE OF OVERCROWDED CLASSROOM ON PUPILS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN IDEMILI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

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INFLUENCE OF OVERCROWDED CLASSROOM ON PUPILS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN IDEMILI SOUTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                  i

Declaration                                                                                ii

Approval Page                                                                           iii

Dedication                                                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                                     vi

Table of Contents                                                                      vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1    Inroduction                                                 1

1.2  Background of the study       3

1.3    Statement of the General Problem                                  4

1.4    Objective of the study                                                       5

1.5    Significance of the study                                                  5

1.6    Statement of hypothesis                                                   6

1.7    Scope of the study                                                             6

1.8    Limitation of the study                                                     7

1.9    Definition of terms                                                            7

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.0    Introduction                                                                      9

2.1    Review of related literature                                             9

2.2    Theoretical framework

2.3    Summary of review                                                           33

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    Introduction                                                                      35

3.2    Research design                                                                35

3.3    Area of study                                                                    35

3.4    Population of the study                                                    36

3.5    Sample size                                                                       36

3.6    Instrument for data collection                                          36

3.7    Reliability of the instrument                                            37

3.8    Validity of the Instrument                                               38

3.9    Method of data Collection                                                 38

3.10  Method of Data Analysis                                                  39

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

4.1    Introduction                                                                      41

4.2    Characteristics of the respondents                                   41

4.3    Presentation of Data Analysis                                         43

4.4    Discussion of Findings                                                     48

4.5    Summary of findings                                                        49

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1    Summary                                                                          51

5.2    Conclusion                                                                        52

5.3    Recommendation                                                              53

Biography                                                                         54

Appendix                                                                           56

Abstract:
Overcrowding in classrooms is a persistent issue in many public primary schools, and its impact on pupils’ academic achievement is a matter of concern. This study aims to explore the influence of overcrowded classrooms on pupils’ academic achievement in public primary schools in the Idemili South Local Government Area.

The research adopts a mixed-methods approach involving both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods. The primary data sources include classroom observations, teacher interviews, and pupil assessments. A sample of public primary schools in Idemili South Local Government Area will be selected, and data will be collected from both overcrowded and non-overcrowded classrooms.

The quantitative analysis will involve comparing the academic performance of pupils in overcrowded and non-overcrowded classrooms using standardized test scores and other relevant academic indicators. Additionally, qualitative data will be analyzed thematically to identify the experiences and perceptions of teachers and pupils regarding the impact of overcrowding on academic achievement.

The expected findings will provide insights into the specific challenges faced by pupils in overcrowded classrooms and the potential consequences for their academic achievement. It is anticipated that overcrowding may lead to reduced individual attention, increased classroom disruptions, and limited opportunities for active participation, ultimately affecting pupils’ learning outcomes.

The results of this study will contribute to the existing body of knowledge on the effects of overcrowding on pupils’ academic achievement and inform educational policymakers, school administrators, and relevant stakeholders about the need for interventions to address overcrowding in public primary schools. The findings may also guide the development of strategies to enhance teaching and learning environments, promote effective classroom management, and improve pupils’ academic performance in Idemili South and similar educational contexts.

Keywords: overcrowded classrooms, academic achievement, public primary schools, Idemili South Local Government Area, qualitative research, quantitative research, teaching and learning environments.

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