FACTORS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PUPILS LATENESS TO SCHOOL IN PRIMARY SCHOOL

FACTORS THAT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PUPILS LATENESS TO SCHOOL IN PRIMARY SCHOOL
ABSTRACT
The study investigatesfactors that are responsible for pupils lateness to school in primary school in Ikere Local Government Area of Ekiti State. Four research questions were formulated for the study. The study will employed mixed method of quantitative and qualitative techniques.Quantitative data from questionnaire survey was analysed with appropriate descriptive and inferential statistics including frequencies, percentages, mean and standard deviation was also used for closed questions. From the analysis of the study, it was revealed that late coming to school by pupils could be as a result in a factor, thus teachers and school administrators ought to work hard with the view to reducing the problem. The study also revealed that punctuality of a child to school could change him to become a better individual who uses his time judiciously in future career. The study recommend that school authorities as well as other stake holders  should provide shuttle buses with moderate fare to convey students to and from school at various vintage points since majority of the pupils reside off campus, counselling intervention for pupils should be strengthened, the school environment should be a place of interest. The classroom should be conducive for teaching and learning process, furniture, facilities of co-curricular activities, adequate libraries and reading rooms, clean and healthy environment do play an important role in attracting the pupils, appropriate teaching methods should be applied by the teachers.


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page                                                                                                    i
Certification                                                                                                         ii
Dedication                                                                                                  iii
Acknowledgement                                                                                                iv
Table of Contents                                                                                       v
Abstract                                                                                                      viii
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
Background to the study                                                                                      1
Statement of the Problem                                                                                   10
Purpose of the study                                                                                  11
Research Question                                                                                              11
Significance of the Study                                                                                    12
Clarification of Terms                                                                               13
CHAPTER TWO
REVIEW OF THE RELATED LITERATURE
Parental socio-economic status as a determinant factor of academic-
performance of students                                                                                      14
Impact of Students’ Socio-economic Background on Academic Performance 17
Home and School Factors as Determinants of Students’ Achievement                19
Effect of Family Structure on student academic performance                    21
Effect of Time on pupils academic performance                                         22
Causes of lateness to school                                                                       24
Effects of lateness on Pupils                                                                       30
Theoretical Framework
Empirical Framework
Appraisal of the literature reviewed                                                           32
CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY
Research design                                                                                          33
Area of the study                                                                                        34
Population of the study                                                                              34
Sample and sampling technique(s)                                                             34
Research Instrument                                                                                   34
Validation of the instrument                                                                       35
Reliability of the instrument                                                                       35
Data collection procedures                                                                         35
Data analysis techniques                                                                                      36
CHAPTER FOUR
DATA ANALYSIS AND RESULTS
Data Analysis                                                                                             37
Summary of Findings                                                                                 44
CHAPTER FIVE
DISCUSSIONS, CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Discussions                                                                                                46
Conclusions                                                                                                47
Recommendations                                                                                                48
REFERENCES                                                                                         51
APPENDICES                                                                                           60



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