STREET HAWKING AND STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ETHIOPE EAST LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA: EFFECTS AND REMEDIES

April 2020 | JONTTE


Corresponding Author E-mail: deltacopem1@yahoo.co.uk
Published: 9 April 2020

Abstracts


The study was carried out to determine the effect of street hawking on the academic performance of secondary school students in Ethiope East Local Government Area. The researcher adopted the survey method. The population of the study consist of 1134 students in Junior Secondary School class two (JSS 2) from twenty six secondary schools in Ethiope East Local Government Area. The sample for the study is made up of 100 students selected from five secondary schools in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. The instrument for data collection was the questionnaire. The reliability was ascertained by test-retest method. Data collected were analyzed using percentages and mean while Chi- square and t-test were used to test the hypothesis. From the result obtained it was observed that there is a significant effect of street hawking on the academic performance of secondary school students in Ethiope east Local Government Area. Therefore, it was recommended that parents should work hard to provide for their children needs rather than shifting parental responsibilities to their children.

Keywords:

Street hawking, child labour and academic performance

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