Effects of Child Abuse on Academic Performance of Primary School Pupils in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria

  • Tersoo Timothy Tsegba University of Ilorin,  Nigeria
  • Ibrahim Ologele University of Ilorin,  Nigeria
  • Kafayah Adeola Jidda University of Ilorin,  Nigeria
  • Joseph Abiodun Stephen Tai Solarin University of Education,  Nigeria
Keywords: Effects, Child abuse, Academic, Performance, primary school pupils

Abstract

Several factors contributing to the low standard of education in Nigeria where child abuse identified to be an important factor. The study, therefore, investigates the effect of child abuse on the academic performance of primary school pupils in the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. The population of the study comprised all primary school pupils and their teachers in the study area. The descriptive research design of survey type employed for the study. A multi-stage sampling technique was used to select ten public primary schools out of fifty seven public primary schools in the study area. Nine hundred and forty–six (946) respondents selected for the study. Researchers developed a questionnaire validated by three experts from the related field was used as an instrument for the study. The findings revealed that child abuse has a significant effect on pupils participation in the class and also had a significant effect on pupils assessment in the Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. The researchers' recommends among others that the government should carry out an enlightenment campaign through mass media for parents and guardians on the consequences of child abuse on the educational achievement of primary school pupils to improve their participation in classes as well as improve their assessment grades in test and examination.

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Author Biography

Kafayah Adeola Jidda, University of Ilorin

Department of Health Promotion and Environmental Health Education

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Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
Tersoo Timothy Tsegba, Ologele, I., Kafayah Adeola Jidda, & Joseph Abiodun Stephen. (2021). Effects of Child Abuse on Academic Performance of Primary School Pupils in Kwande Local Government Area of Benue State, Nigeria. IJORER : International Journal of Recent Educational Research, 2(5), 600-609. https://doi.org/10.46245/ijorer.v2i5.108
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