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Statistical Analysis on the Causes of the Falling Standard of Education (A Case Study of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi)

Statistical Analysis on the Causes of the Falling Standard of Education (A Case Study of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi)

Statistical Analysis on the Causes of the Falling Standard of Education (A Case Study of Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi)

Chapter One


The purpose of this study is to examine the statistical analysis on the cause of the falling standard of education in Auchi polytechnic, the specific objectives is to:

  1. To know if the educational standard of the past is better than the present educational standard.
  2. To know the factors that will aid the improvement of the present standard education.
  3. To know the immense importance to the authority in charge of the result, for suggestions and recommendation that will assist the authority in developing effective system of education.



In undertaking this project work, the researcher has made several effort to lay his hand on any related work done by any individual in Auchi polytechnic, Auchi Edo state.

In query of a research of this nature, a researcher is bound to look for necessary reading materials indeed the research has no knowledge of any related work with regards to variable study.


Education can be defined as the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life(

Hence, the research is based on what led to the fall in standard of education in our educational institutions and this literature review and statistics analysis on the cause of fall in educational standard is to have wide knowledge and understand the importance of education to the society.

Education is a process which the society established to assist the young to understand the heritage of the past to participate productively in the present and to contribute in the future. For an individual to live the fullest of life, he or she must be capable of gaining knowledge that will help him or her obtain any meaningful technologically, society or otherwise(Osoky1987p1).


Educational policy refers to the collection of laws and rules that governs the operation of education system. Education occurs in many forms for many purposes. Examples include early childhood education, kindergarten through to 12th grade, two and four year colleges or universities, graduate and professional education, adult education and job training. Therefore, education policy can directly affect the education of people at all ages.

Education policy analysis is the scholarly study of education policy. It seeks to answer questions about the purpose of education, the objectives (societal and personal) that it is designed to attain, the methods for attaining them and the tools for measuring their success or failure. Research intended to inform education policy is carried out in a wide variety of institutions and in many academic disciplines. Important researchers are affiliated with departments of psychology, economics and statistics, sociology, and human development(The lyndon B. johnson department of educational building).


Education is most important among all of us.

  1. Education plays a very important role in your life, for living a luxurious life or for living a better life, you should be educated.
  2. Education is that which transforms a person to live a better life and even in a social well being.
  3. Education is the one that doing something constructive in our near future.
  4. Education helps a person to show their best by their mind and spirit, it gives you a lot of knowledge in whatever aspects.
  5. Education plays a vital role in your success in the personal growth. The more you have knowledge the more you grow.






This chapter is concerned with research methodology used for the study. The following sub headings shall be discussed in the chapter which are: population of study, sample and sampling techniques, method of data collection, and method of data analysis.


The population is a collection of aggregate units/items of interest in any given investigation.

A population must have a frame or means of identifying every member of the population (Ebhotemhen, 2008). In this piece of research work, the populations are the staff and students of Auchi polytechnic, Auchi in Edo state. A total of three hundred respondents were treated with questionnaires.



This chapter deals with the statistical analysis of data collection in this chapter, the researcher analysis the data by correlation coefficient which is given by:


The term data can be defined as information usually in the form of facts or statistics that can be analyzed. There are two basic source of data collection, which is:

  1. Primary data: It refers to information collected specifically for the purpose of your research project which could be qualitative.
  2. Secondary data: It refers to the statistical information which is not originated by the investigator himself but which he obtained from someone else’s record.                                        




In the research carried out, it was found that the lack of encouragement to teacher is one of the factors bedeviling our institution of learning to an extent of average. In those days, they were held high esteem by government, their salaries were never delayed, and they were being promoted regularly. In fact, it was a thing of pride to call yourself a teacher. Another factor is lack of adequate facilities for learning ie when you visit most public school, all facilities have been vandalized, the classrooms have become dilapidated, there are no enough laboratories and sporting facilities, resulting to most student standing while lectures is in progress. Another factor is lack of encouragement to hardworking students.


From the results and findings, we then conclude that the present standard of education is different from the former standard of education in the institution.


Based on the result and findings of the research, we then suggest and recommend that the necessary incentives should be given to teacher, hard working students should be encouraged, rigorous and intensive supervision of education should commence immediately, trusted personnel should be brought in to develop and re-design the educational system. I strongly believe that if these recommendations are adhered, then the educational system will be good and Nigeria as a nation will find its lost glory i.e. educational wise.


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