EFFECT OF COVID-19 ON STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN MATHEMATICS IN WASSCE IN ILORIN WEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF KWARA STATE
This study analyzed the effect of covid-19 on the academic performance of students in WASSCE in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara state. Three hypotheses were formulated. Data collected were analyzed using chi-square at 0.05 level of significance. Schools were enabled to finish their syllabus due to covid-19 issue and private teachers from private school were not paid. Some recommendations were given which include: the school should try to adjust their scheme of work and the principal of private schools should try to assist their teachers, parents should pay personal attention to monitor and supervise their children until they adapt to online teaching environment, educators as well as students must be trained on how to handle and use online educational devices. Educators must spend quality time to prepare and make their lessons creative, interactive, relevant, student-centered and group-based. Data collected were analyzed using the chi-square method. Some suggestions and recommendations were given in this paper.