COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN NIGERIA AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS MATHEMATICS HOMESCHOOLING AMONG PRE-TERTIARY STUDENTS

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN NIGERIA AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS MATHEMATICS HOMESCHOOLING AMONG PRE-TERTIARY STUDENTS 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page                                                                                  i

Declaration                                                                                ii

Approval Page                                                                           iii

Dedication                                                                                  iv

Abstract                                                                                     vi

Table of Contents                                                                      vii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1    Introduction                                                 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:

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on education systems worldwide, forcing educational institutions to adopt alternative modes of teaching and learning. In Nigeria, like many other countries, the closure of schools and the implementation of lockdown measures have led to the widespread adoption of homeschooling as a means to continue education remotely. This abstract aims to explore the attitudes of pre-tertiary students in Nigeria towards mathematics homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study utilized a mixed-methods approach, combining quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews to gather data on students’ attitudes towards mathematics homeschooling. A sample of pre-tertiary students from various regions of Nigeria was selected using a purposive sampling technique. The quantitative survey assessed students’ perceptions of mathematics homeschooling, including their motivation, engagement, and perceived learning outcomes. The qualitative interviews delved deeper into students’ experiences, challenges, and suggestions regarding mathematics homeschooling.

Preliminary findings suggest that the attitudes of pre-tertiary students towards mathematics homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria are influenced by various factors. While some students expressed positive attitudes, citing increased flexibility and personalized learning experiences, others reported challenges related to technological barriers, lack of teacher support, and difficulties in self-regulated learning. Additionally, students’ prior attitudes towards mathematics, their home environment, and parental involvement emerged as influential factors in shaping their perceptions of mathematics homeschooling.

The study highlights the need for tailored interventions and support systems to enhance mathematics homeschooling experiences for pre-tertiary students in Nigeria. This includes providing access to appropriate technological resources, promoting teacher-student interactions through online platforms, and offering professional development opportunities for parents to facilitate effective homeschooling practices. Furthermore, addressing students’ motivational factors, such as fostering a positive attitude towards mathematics, can contribute to improved engagement and learning outcomes in the homeschooling context.

The findings from this study have implications for policymakers, educators, and parents in Nigeria and other similar contexts. Understanding the attitudes of pre-tertiary students towards mathematics homeschooling during the COVID-19 pandemic can inform the development of effective strategies to ensure quality education and student well-being in times of crisis.

Keywords: COVID-19 pandemic, Nigeria, mathematics homeschooling, pre-tertiary students, attitudes, remote education.

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