The research work appraised the factor affecting the academic performance of accounting students of University of Nigeria NSUKKA, College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti Campus.
The final year student (3/3 & 4/4) of accounting education formed the population for the study. For the purpose of collecting the data for the study, the modified liker type of questionnaire was used. Descriptive statistics was used to analyze the data collected.
In order to determine the statistical significance of the result derived after the use of descriptive statistic, chi square was used to test the hypothesis stated for the study.
Based on the use of chi-square to test the null hypothesis, it was discovered that the null were significant and hence they were all rejected and accept the alternative hypothesis which indicated that there is significant relationship between factors stated – school environments, parent, socio-economic status, lecturers role in the classroom, and former school background on one hand academic performance of the students on the other hand are related. It was recommended that the school administration should not only focus on the student’s academic performance but also on providing necessary facilities needed to enhance student’s performance, for example equipping the library with internet facilities making the classroom free congestion and giving room for more ventilation.