SOCIAL VICES AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN NIGERIA HIGHER INSTITUTION: EVIDENCE FROM COLLEGE OF HEALTH TECHNOLOGY OFFA
Ajisafe Akeem Omotayo & Jimoh Ibrahim
The falling standard of education has been the pressing issue in the minds of people in Nigeria and most African nations. The employers of labour are most concerned with the decline in education standard, as quality education is expected to increase knowledge, skills and values. This study examines the effect of social vices on the academic performance of students in Nigerian higher institutions. To achieve this objective, the specific objectives are to: (i) assess the effect of sexual promiscuity on academic performance of students in Nigeria higher institutions. (ii) examine the effect of drug abuse on academic performance of students of Nigeria higher institution. The population for the study made up of students and staff of kwara state college of health technology Offa. Data was sourced through questionnaire. Descriptive statistical method was used to analyse the data, while inferential statistics was used to test the hypotheses. The study found that sexual promiscuity has significant negative influence on academic performance in Nigeria higher institutions by t-value of -4.218 with p-value of 0.004. It also shows that drug abuse has significant negative effect on academic performance as shown by t-value of -4.535 with p-value of 0.001 at 5% level of significance. The study recommends that various institutions should put in place dress code for their students and ensure stringent enforcement. Also, institutions should organize seminars and workshop for students to sensitize them on the negative effect of taking hard drugs on their academic performance, health and life generally.