Background of the Study
Students’ academic achievement and educational attainment have been studied within different frameworks. Many of them have a focus on pattern of education, occupation or home background (like; family income, language of the home, activities of the family and work methods), while other studies looked at it from the teachers’ variables (such as teacher’s age, experience, education, gender, etc), school variables (such as environment, structures, buildings, location, etc), students’ variables (such as attitude, self-concept, self-esteem, study habit, interest, etc) or parents’ support (such as achievement motivation of wards, parental attitudes towards education, the aspiration of parents, etc). There is evidence that parents’ educational will affect students’ academic achievement.
Academic attainment is an important parameter in measuring success of students. Observations and reports have shown that success on academic achievement has become a major task to be accomplished by students in record times poor academic performance was recorded at both the secondary and tertiary levels of education in Nigeria.
Poor performance of students at all levels of education in Nigeria has attracted much critism from all and sundry from time immemorial, the decline in the academic performance of students in integrated science had being observed by Wole Soyinka (1999), when he observed that schools in Nigeria needs restructuring, he went further to say that academic standards had fallen drastically and the quality of graduates students being produced by the nation’s schools both at the secondary and tertiary levels is questionable and subject of poor level of educational standard from secondary schools.
Poor academic performance of students has been of great concern to educationists, guidance and counselors in particular, despite all guidance programmes and counseling in schools to improve the students academic performance yet poor results (performance) were recorded yearly, it becomes necessary to find out the causes of such poor performance in integrated science in Nigeria education.
According to Grissmer (2003), pattern of education is the most important factor affecting students’ academic achievement. Taiwo (2010) submits that parents’ educational background influence the academic achievement of students. This, according to him, is because the parents would be in a good position to be perform well in education and provide the necessary materials needed by him/her. This was supported by Musgrave (2000) who said that a child that comes from an educated home would like to follow the steps of his/her family and by this, work actively in his/her studies. He said further that parents who have more than a minimum level of education are expected to have a favoured attitude to the child’s education and to encourage the child to show examples in activities of intellectual type such as reading of newspapers, magazines and journals. They are likely to have wider vocabulary by which the children can benefit and develop language fluency.
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