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ASSESSMENT OF PERSISTENT POOR PERFORMANCES IN BASIC IGBO STUDIES AMONG IGBO STUDENTS IN NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY AWKA ANAMBRA, STATE NIGERIAFOR SUSTAINABILITY OF IGBO LANGUAGE.

Abstract

This study assessed the persistent poor performances in basic Igbo studies among Igbo students for sustainability of Igbo language in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra State, Nigeria. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey research design. The population of the study comprised all the 300 level Igbo students in Nnamdi Azikiwe University. Using simple sampling technique, 350year three students were selected from five faculties among the nine faculties in the university domicile in Awka, totalling 1,750 students. A self-designed instrument entitled “Assessment of Persistent Poor Performances of Igbo Students in Basic Igbo Studies
Educational Instrument” (APPPISBISEI). The validity of the instrument was ensured while internal consistency reliability test was conducted and the resulted yielded 0.83 co-efficient index when subjected to Pearson Moment Correlation Coefficient statistics. This was considered reliable for the study. Frequency counts, percentage and mean scores were used to answer the research questions while z-test statistics was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significant. The study revealed among others that students were not exposed to the Igbo language right from home. In view of the findings, it is recommended that parents should as a matter of urgency revert back to teaching/speaking Igbo language to their children right from infancy for sustainability of the Igbo language to avert dearth of the language in the country and world over.

Keywords

Assessment, Persistent, Poor performance, Basic Igbo Studies, Sustainability

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