Survey on Causes of Students Mass Failure in Mathematics Senior School Certificate Examination in Yobe State, NigeriaSurvey on Causes of Students Mass Failure in Mathematics Senior School Certificate Examination in Yobe State, Nigeria
The research examined the mass failure of student in SSCE mathematics as viewed by students and teachers in yobe state based on four factors namely; government cause, student cause, teachers cause and parental cause. Radom sampling techniques were used to select 500 respondents from 20 publics secondary schools in which 400 students and 100 teachers are used for the purposed of these researched from all the three zone of the yobe state, Nigeria. Statistical package for social science was used to analyse the mean of the respondents. Finding of these research revealed that Government have immensely contribute to the cause of mass failure of Mathematics which include insufficient number of teachers and qualified teachers in mathematics, lack of teaching instructional materials and over use of old curriculum. finding also shows that student, teacher and parents contribute to the cause of mass failure of students in Mathematics.
Finally, the study recommends that governments should provide adequate funding of schools and employed qualified teachers, Students should develop interest in learning of mathematics, teacher should adopt more practical and modern techniques in method of teaching and parent should monitor all academic activity of the students at home.