HOME AND SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN ILORIN
Dauda, Rafat Bukola
This research work examines home and school environments: implications for academic performance of secondary school students in Ilorin Kwara state. It discussed impacts of home and school environment on academic performance of secondary school students. Also, the paper states how environment and the students’ academic performance related. It was suggested that efforts must be taken to strengthen the school environment. Home environment factors include parents, socialization patterns, siblings, neighbors in the home, location, availability of modern gadgets at home etc. It is worthy of note to imagine that the type of family, parents, level of education and their socio-economic background can have possible effects on the academic performance of a children in school. This will boost the achievement of students. The principal of secondary schools should develop a network to understand the feelings of and needs of their students.