A SURVEY OF STUDENTS’ OPINION ON THE IMPACT OF TERRORISM ON PERFORMANCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES, IN PLATEAU STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, NIGERIA

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A SURVEY OF STUDENTS’ OPINION ON THE IMPACT OF TERRORISM ON PERFORMANCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES, IN PLATEAU STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, NIGERIA

 

ABSTRACT

 

This study surveyed student opinion on the impact of Terrorism on performance in social studies in Colleges of Education, Plateau state, Nigeria. Three objectives, research questions and hypotheses each were developed for this study. The population covered all the NCE social studies students constituting 2117 students in Plateau state. Samples of 324 respondents were randomly selected based on Krejcie and Morgan‟s (1970) sample selection. The instrument used for data collection in this research was self developed questionnaire titled “Terrorism on Performance of students” (TPS), which was a 40 item modified 4 Likert scale instrument designed to identify the student‟s opinion on the impact of terrorism on performance in social studies. The Statistical package for Social Sciences was used to analyze the data. Frequencies and percentages were used for the demographic variables. Descriptive statistics of frequencies mean and standard deviations to answer the three research questions while the inferential statistics of Independent sample t- test was used to test the research hypotheses at 0.05 alpha level of significance. The findings revealed that there was no significant difference in the opinion of students in State College and Federal College on the impact of terrorism on performance of Social Studies students in plateau state colleges of education. Also no significant difference in the opinion of N.C.E II and III, as well as in the opinion of male and female Social Studies students. Based on the findings, the study recommended that NCE curriculum content should be uniform irrespective of college ownership as depicted in the findings. Furthermore, the study also recommended that there is the need for sensitization and awareness campaign on the negative impact of terrorism on performance of NCE students in Social Studies in Plateau State colleges of education. This will help in finding enabling environment conducive for students performance in the study area;

 

A SURVEY OF STUDENTS’ OPINION ON THE IMPACT OF TERRORISM ON PERFORMANCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES, IN PLATEAU STATE COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, NIGERIA

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