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IMPACT OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN MAKURDI EDUCATION ZONE OF BENUE STATE

Authors: Bem, B A., Terhile F. B, Iorfa C. M.

Journal Article | Publish Date: 01/January/2024

Abstract


This study investigated the impact of classroom management techniques on students’ academic performance in public secondary schools in Makurdi Education Zone of Benue State, Nigeria.The purpose was to determine the impact of classroom management techniques in the areas of time management and rewards on students’ academic performance in public secondary schools. Two research questions guided the study and two hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. Descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study consisted of 1,018 teachers from 42public secondary schools in the study area. The sample of the study was made up of 255 respondents out of the population of 1,018 teachers in 11 public secondary schools in Makurdi Education Zone of Benue State using proportionate random sampling and simple random sampling techniques. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire constructed by the researcher titled "Classroom Management Techniques and Students Academic Performance Questionnaire” (CMTSAP). The reliability of the instrument was ascertained through trial-test using Cronbach Alpha which yielded a reliability coefficient of 0.97. The data collected were analyzed using Mean Scores and Standard Deviations to answer research questions and Chi-square (x2) test of goodness of fit to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that application of time management and rewards have significant positive impact on students’ academic performance in public secondary schools. It was concluded that application of classroom management techniques has significant positive impact on students’ academic performance in public secondary schools. Therefore, it was recommended among others that principals of secondary schools should ensure appropriate use of classroom management techniques by teachers in carrying out classroom activities with the students

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