RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SCHOOL LOCATION AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN NIGERIA

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ABSTRACT
The present research investigated the relationship between school location and academic performance of students in introductory technology subject in urban and rural areas of Sapele  LGA. It employed the survey design using 6 schools (3 from each location) in the LGA and with a population sample of 100 secondary school students drawn from JSS2 and JSS3. It used an instrument called the Location and Academic performance questionnaire (LAPQ) as an instrument of Data collection. At the end of the research, it was discovered that School environment has a significant effect/impact on the academic performance of the students, and that there is a significant relationship between school location and academic performance of students in introductory technology while equipment availability has a significant impact on the academic performance of students relative to introductory technology with P < 0.05 in all cases. The implication of the finding is that when the schooling conditions of rural dwellers are improved, they are most likely to perform well in school.

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