Perception of Teachers on School-Based Factors Influencing Absenteeism of Students in Public Secondary Schools in Central Senatorial District of Ondo State, Nigeria

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Ige Akindele Matthew


The study investigated the perception of teachers on school-based factors influencing absenteeism of students in Public Secondary Schools in Central Senatorial District of Ondo State, Nigeria. It adopted descriptive-survey design, raised 3 questions and formulated 2 hypotheses to achieve this feat. Data were collected from 150 government appointed and full time teachers, drawn from 15 Public Secondary Schools in the District. Instrument used was a questionnaire, validated and tested for reliability (α=0.82). Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences while hypotheses were tested using chi-square statistic at 0.05 level of significance. The study found among others that a lot of school-based factors influenced absenteeism in schools, such as unattractive school environment, lack of recreational facilities; discouraging school curriculum; as well as recommend measures, such as the provision of instructional materials and facilities for schools; the need for private sector assistance in the provision of instructional materials and facilities; seeking assistance from wealthy individuals, corporate organizations, Old Students, Non-Governmental Organizations, by school administrators, among others, to combat this menace in schools.

School, factor, influence, absenteeism, student, public, secondary school, district, senatorial district, state, Nigeria.

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Matthew, I. A. (2020). Perception of Teachers on School-Based Factors Influencing Absenteeism of Students in Public Secondary Schools in Central Senatorial District of Ondo State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Education and Social Studies, 7(2), 46-55.
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