International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Academic Achievement and Admission Policy as Correlate of Student Retention in Nigerian Federal Universities
Agboola, Bolapeju. M.; Prof. J. K. Adeyemi, Prof. Charles M. Ogbodo

The research focused on Nigerian federal universities to determine the relationship between academic performance of students admitted through criteria policy and their retention. A Sample of 42,288 first-year undergraduate students from five federal universities in South-West, Nigeria was surveyed. Variables being examined vis-a-vis retention rate were admission policy and academic achievement. Data collected were analysed with descriptive and inferential statistics. The findings revealed that significant relationship existed between academic performances of students admitted through criteria policy and retention. The study suggested that admission policy should be better align with institutional strategies that can improve student academic performance and subsequently impact on the retention of students.

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