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Mother Tongue and Students’ Academic Performance in English Language among Secondary School Students
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Volume 1, 2014
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Authors
[1]
Olanipekun, Shola Sunday , General Studies Department, College of Education (Tech.), Lafiagi, P.M.B 001, Kwara State, Nigeria.
[2]
Atteh, Deborah , Federal School of Statistics Manchok, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
[3]
James Andokari , Department of English, School of Language, Federal College of Education, Zaria, Nigeria.
[4]
Sarki, Philip Ereson , Department of English and Drama, Kaduna State University, P. M. B 2339, Kaduna State, Nigeria.
Abstract
This is a descriptive survey type research work on the relationship between mother tongue and students’ academic performance in English language among secondary school students in Offa Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Two hundred students who were offering English and Yoruba language were randomly sample for the study. Pro-forma was used to collect data. Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient and descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data collected. It was discovered that mother tongue had no effect on academic performance in English language since there is no correlation between students’ academic performance in mother tongue and English language. On the basis of gender, it was revealed that female students outclass their male counter-parts in English language while in Yoruba the finding was at variance. Recommendations were put to the fore based on the findings.
Keywords
Mother Tongue, Students’ Academic Performance, English and Yoruba Language
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