International Journal of Business and Social Science

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

School Environmental Variables and Students Academic Performance in Agricultural Science
Dr. S. O. Nsa, Dr. A. A. Offiong, Mr. M. F. Udo, Mr. A. S. Ikot

The study was designed to assess the relationship between school environmental variables and students’ academic performance in Agricultural Science. The study adopted a correlational survey design. A sample size of 300 students were randomly selected and used for the study. To guide the study, two specific objectives and two null hypotheses were formulated and tested at 0.05 level of significance. Agricultural Academic Performance Test (AAPT) and Agricultural practical check-list were developed and used to gather data for the study. The instruments were validated by three research experts and the reliability coefficients of 0.82 and 0.78 were obtained using PPMC. Data were analysed and null hypotheses tested using PPMC. The findings indicated that there was significant relationship between availability of laboratory facilities and students’ performance in Agricultural Science. There was also significant relationship between availability of farming facilities and academic performance of students. It was recommended that secondary schools should create more conducive environments that facilitate students’ acquisition and development of cognitive, psychomotor and effective skills in their academic endeavour.

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