Impact of Child Abuse On Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State
This study examines the Impact of Child Abuse on Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Geidam local government area of Yobe State, using four (4) Secondary Schools in Geidam. The four (4) Secondary Schools are: Government Secondary school Geidam, Government Science and Technical College Geidam, Geidam Academy and Success Foundation Academy Geidam. The study used both primary and secondary data (questionnaire and interview). 40 respondents were chosen as sample from both staff and students. Two hypotheses were tested with the aid of Chi-Square and the data collected were tabulated and analyzed using simple percentage. The result of the analysis revealed that there is a significant relation between child maltreatment and students’ academic performance in secondary school in Yobe State. It also showed that there is a significant relationship between emotional abuse and students’ academic performance in secondary schools in Yobe state. The study recommended that Government should employ more counselors to help and guide parent/guardians on how to treat their children/wards to avoid child maltreatment. Parents and guardians should adopt good parental care, love and concern for their children; this could help them to perform better in schools and among others.