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Impact of Covid-19 on the Academic Achievement of Students in Tertiary Institution

Impact of Covid-19 on the Academic Achievement of Students in Tertiary Institution

Impact of Covid-19 on the Academic Achievement of Students in Tertiary Institution

CHAPTER ONE

Objective of the study

The major objective of the study is on the impact of covid-19 on the academic achievement of  student in tertiary institution . Therefore the study will specifically examine the following:

  1. To examine if the covid 19 virus affected the CGPA of students in the tertiary institution.
  2. To find out if the covid 19 affected the exams score of students in the tertiary institution.
  3. To investigate the effect of covid 19 on the academic achievement of students in the tertiary institution.

CHAPTER TWO

REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

Coronavirus

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

The best way to prevent and slow down transmission is be well informed about the COVID-19 virus, the disease it causes and how it spreads. Protect yourself and others from infection by washing your hands or using an alcohol based rub frequently and not touching your face.

The COVID-19 virus spreads primarily through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes, so it’s important that you also practice respiratory etiquette (for example, by coughing into a flexed elbow).

At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments. WHO will continue to provide updated information as soon as clinical findings become available

Impact of the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic on education

The 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic has affected educational systems worldwide, leading to the near-total closures of schools, universities and colleges.

As of 27 April 2020, approximately 1.725 billion learners are currently affected due to school closures in response to the pandemic. According to UNICEF monitoring, 186 countries are currently implementing nationwide closures and 8 are implementing local closures, impacting about 98.5 percent of the world’s student population. On 23 March 2020, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) released a statement announcing the cancellation of Cambridge IGCSE, Cambridge O Level, Cambridge International AS & A Level, Cambridge AICE Diploma, and Cambridge Pre-U examinations for the May/June 2020 series across all countries. International Baccalaureate exams have also been cancelled.

 

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

INTRODUCTION

In this chapter, we described the research procedure for this study. A research methodology is a research process adopted or employed to systematically and scientifically present the results of a study to the research audience viz. a vis, the study beneficiaries.

RESEARCH DESIGN

Research designs are perceived to be an overall strategy adopted by the researcher whereby different components of the study are integrated in a logical manner to effectively address a research problem. In this study, the researcher employed the survey research design. This is due to the nature of the study whereby the opinion and views of people are sampled. According to Singleton & Straits, (2009), Survey research can use quantitative research strategies (e.g., using questionnaires with numerically rated items), qualitative research strategies (e.g., using open-ended questions), or both strategies (i.e., mixed methods). As it is often used to describe and explore human behaviour, surveys are therefore frequently used in social and psychological research.

POPULATION OF THE STUDY

According to Udoyen (2019), a study population is a group of elements or individuals as the case may be, who share similar characteristics. These similar features can include location, gender, age, sex or specific interest. The emphasis on study population is that it constitutes of individuals or elements that are homogeneous in description.

This study was carried to examine the impact of COVID19 on the academic achievement of students in tertiary institution. Students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma  Edo state form the population of the study.

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS

INTRODUCTION

This chapter presents the analysis of data derived through the questionnaire and key informant interview administered on the respondents in the study area. The analysis and interpretation were derived from the findings of the study. The data analysis depicts the simple frequency and percentage of the respondents as well as interpretation of the information gathered. A total of eighty (80) questionnaires were administered to respondents of which only seventy-seven (77) were returned and validated. This was due to irregular, incomplete and inappropriate responses to some questionnaire. For this study a total of 77 was validated for the analysis.

TEST OF HYPOTHESIS

H0:  the covid 19 virus did not affect the CGPA of students in the tertiary institution.

H1: the covid 19 virus affected the CGPA of students in the tertiary institution.

HO:   covid 19 virus did not have an overall impact on the academic achievement of students in the tertiary institution.

H1:  covid 19 virus did have an overall impact on the academic achievement of students in the tertiary institution.

CHAPTER FIVE

SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

Introduction                  

It is important to ascertain that the objective of this study was to ascertain the impact of COVID19 on the academic achievement of students of tertiary institution. In the preceding chapter, the relevant data collected for this study were presented, critically analyzed and appropriate interpretation given. In this chapter, certain recommendations made which in the opinion of the researcher will be of benefits in addressing the challenges of the impact of COVID19 on the academic achievement of students of tertiary institution

Summary        

This study was on the impact of COVID19 on the academic achievement of students of tertiary institution. Three objectives were raised which included:  To examine if the covid 19 virus affected the CGPA of students in the tertiary institution, to find out if the covid 19 affected the exams score of students in the tertiary institution and to investigate the effect of covid 19 on the academic achievement of students in the tertiary institution. A total of 77 responses were received and validated from the enrolled participants where all respondents were drawn from selected students of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo state. Hypothesis was tested using Chi-Square statistical tool (SPSS).

Conclusion

The national lockdown of educational institutions in Edo State and across Nigeria have caused a major interruption in students learning; disruptions in an academic program creating a gap in teaching and learning and probably caused manpower shortage in the institutions as a result of a death caused by COVID-19. With the result of the study there is negative impact of covid19 on academic achievement of study

Recommendation

The government should increase the funding of secondary schools in next year’s budget to allow them to manage all the damages caused by the COVID-19 school close down.

The government should immediately embark on the integration of all secondary schools into online education.

The Nigeria government should direct all the secondary schools to extend physical teaching, conduct online teaching and jointly solve new problems that may arise in the teaching process.

The government should reduce the maximum number of lessons per week for teachers. This would afford them adequate time to prepare and deliver the content effectively and efficiently 

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