SURVEY ON CAUSES OF MASS FAILURE IN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE ENGLISH EXAMINATIONS FROM THE PERCEPECTIVE OF TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN YOBE STATE
Ali Aji, Muhammad Ibrahim Musa, Ismail Ahmad Muhammad and Mohammed Usman Department of General Studies Mai Idris Alooma Polytechnics Geidam, Yobe State
The research examined the mass failure of student in SSCE English Language 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 1000 respondents from 20 publics and 20 private secondary schools in which 800 students and 200 teachers were used for the purpose of this research from all the three zone of the Yobe state, Nigeria. Statistical package for social science was used to analyse the means of the respondents. Findings of this research revealed that Government and schools preparatory have immensely contribute to the cause of mass failure of which include insufficient number of teachers and qualified teachers in English, lack of teaching instructional materials and over use of old curriculum. findings also show that student, teacher and parents contribute to the cause of mass failure of students in English language.
Finally, the study recommends that government and schools preparatory should provide adequate funding of schools and employ qualified teachers, Students should develop interest in learning of English language, teacher should adopt more practical and modern techniques in method of teaching and parent should monitor all academic activities of the students at home.