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Strategies to Improve Nigerian Students’ Performance in Mathematics

Udonsa, A. E.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


This study adopts the survey research design to examine the strategies that should be adopted in order to improve Nigerian students' performance in mathematics. The aim is to spot out some of the reasons responsible for the alarming rate of failure in mathematics especially in public examinations and the possible ways to overcoming them. Sample for the study comprises 10 mathematics and 20 non mathematics teachers selected from the College of Education, Yola. Questionnaire was used to collect data for the study using five point likert scale of strongly agree, agree, undecided, strongly disagree and disagree. Analysis was done using tables and frequency counts. The hypotheses were tested using Chi-square. The research showed that the qualification possessed by a mathematics teacher has a great positive effect on the learners. However, adequate and availability of facilities such as library, mathematics laboratory are necessary in order to improve on the students' poor performance in mathematics. Based on the findings of this work, it is proposed among others that qualified and adequate mathematics teachers should be employed in our schools

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