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There has been lots of hues and cry on the falling standard of Education in the country. Lots of factors have been pin-pointed as being of direct impact on the performance of students. Such include the language of communication the child background (socio-economic), the environment and the availability of physical learning infrastructures.
In a bid to know how a child learns, piaget, Bruner, skinner, etc came up with different schools of thought and theories of learning in piagets work, he specified the level of mental activities a child can do at different age brackets.
NTI (2002, p.20) Textbook on Educational Psychology
This simply tells that activities, which a child can perform, relate to age. This study therefore wants to determine whether the current decadents are due to underage of the students in respect to their classes.
In Ibiono Ibom, the number of students who do pass mathematics and other logical subjects are usually few. There is improvement in terms of facilities but the trend of performance has not reciprocated the improvement. We do expect to determine the impact of age on their performance assuming other factors are met.
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
There are lots of problems bothering the development of Education in Nigeria. Some are latent while others are so outstanding to be noticed. Whether latent or outstanding, they have impacts on our educational system.
Cognitive development theory of Jean Piaget (1896 – 1980) believes that children’s learning abilities were determined prior to their birth. That is hereditary is the sole determinant (NTI 2000) ED p.118-122, Psychology.
Arnold Gessel said that understanding the cognitive development (Intelligence) of a learner is by understanding the growth process of the individual. This emphasis is on age.
Therefore, this study is to investigate the impacts of age on the academic performance of students in Ibiono Ibom.
This work aims at:
1a: Ho: The Null hypothesis of this study states that there is no positive impact of age on the academic performance.
This study seeks to make findings into the poor performance of students in schools given the huge financial investment by the various stakeholders.
Other researchers have worked on cognitive ability development and factors affecting it but little if any has been done on impact of age. Considering the fact that children at time resume nursery schools at age one.
The findings become road map to making useful recommendations and arriving at tentative factual statements.
1.7 SCOPE AND LIMITATION OF THE STUDY
The study covers schools in Ibiono Ibom Local Government Area. Students in senior secondary section were used. The numbers of schools studied were those in Ibiono Eastern and Central as permitted by time and finance. Both sexes were considered.
Cumulative academic performance and progressive performance were assessed. For students who stayed for a term, their scores and grades in terminal examination were used and the rating were as specified by WAEC.
The academic performances were studied using the students and of term results and or and of year results.
1.8 DEFINITION OF OPERATIONAL TERMS
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