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This study is an attempt to compare the academic performance of boarders and non-boarders in some selected secondary school in Odeda Local Government. A case study of Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School and Stephen Centre International College, Abeokuta. Questionnaire is the main instrument used to elicits information from 50 students in both schools percentage was used to analyse the data obtained. It was discovered from finding that the parental background status highly affects the academic performance of the children. However, it was discovered that boarders are lacking parental care and non-boarders come late to school which is affecting their academic performance. Therefore, the study gave some recommendations toward encouraging the boarding system and government, parents and teacher should provide equipment and materials for the improvement of learning of their student.
1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
This study focuses its attention on academic performance of boarders and non-boarders in some selected secondary school in Odeda Local Government of Ogun State like Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School, Osiele, Abeokuta and Stephen Centre College, Aregbe Abeokuta.
Fajana (2001) defined boarding house as a private house where people or students can pay for accommodation and meals during the term or semester. It is a general view or beliefs of the people from the time, that students in boarding schools do performed better in their academic study or activities than non-boarders. Some people hold their view because of the following reasons.
First and foremost, there is the view that only parents that are financially sound send their children to boarding schools on like Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School and Stephen Centre College. They also belief that the occupation of the parent determines the school they would take their children to whether to boarding school or day school.
In another way, some parents were transferred from one place of work to another and such parents would need to transfer their children to another school in that new area which can affect the academic performance of the children.
Secondly, people have general notion that boarding school is very conducive for learning teaching and they are more equipped than that of day schools. Boarders are well organised because there is time for everything they want to do. There is time to read, eat and for prep. Also there is punctuality among the student and teachers. Boarders are well disciplined. They also have strong view that the boarding authorities normally conduct prep for their students after the school closing hour which could boost or enhance academic performance of their students while day students might not have such opportunity and this can affect their performances in their academics some of non-boarders from long distance came late to school and before such student could reach school he or she might have missed one or two periods.
Therefore, there are divergent view as how boarders perform academically. This is why the research went into two different opinions about the academic performance of boarders and non-boarders. Looking at the similarities and differences between boarders and non-boarders in secondary schools.
Kayode (1999) said that programme of boarders and non-boarders in secondary schools is six years in two stages and they are using the same curriculum stipulated by the National Policy on Education. Both boarders and non-boarders are regularly inspected by State Ministry of Education Officers.
Both boarders and non-boarders still live under control, boarders lived with their supervisors and non-boarders lived with their individual parents. Both are prone to either fail or pass. Day students practiced through their own parents or guidance.
Abenga (1997) said that in boarding house. Supervisors cater for their student needs, welfare and development while day student were left to their parents to cater for their children.
Boarders were supervised during evening and night prep. Non boarders loose this opportunity. Boarders have access to school library and classrooms after the official hour. Non-boarders also lack this too. In case of student health care there is regular medical check-up for boarders for the administrator know that they came from different background.
Therefore, the research work will compare the academic performance of boarders and non-boarders in some selected secondary schools in Odeda Local Government of Ogun State.
1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
The problem which this project is interested is to compare the students academic performance of boarders and non-boarders in some selected secondary schools in Odeda Local Government of Ogun State like Salawu Abiola Comprehensive High School and Stephen Centre College, Abeokuta.
1.3 RESEARCH QUESTIONS
1.4 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
The objective of the research work is to compare the academic performance of boarder and non-boarders in some selected secondary schools in Odeda Local Government of Ogun State.
The study focuses attention on the following:
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
This study will be useful for parent, teacher, administrators, student and the society as a whole.
Society: The research work will enable the societies to understand the importance of boarding and non-boarding system.
Student: This work is about to enlight the student to know the differences and similarities between the boarding and non-boarding system.
Parent: The research work will enable the parent to understand which school they will send their children to whether boarding school or day school.
Government: It will also help the government to known the importance of boarding school in the society.
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