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Academia Journal of Educational Research  5(10): 324-328, October 2017
DOI: 10.15413/ajer.2017.0908
ISSN 2315-7704
2017 Academia Publishing

Abstract

 

An appraisal of prison inmates’ academic performance in senior secondary school certificate examination in Nigeria
 

Accepted 3rd July 2017

 
Isaac Oluwadare Busayo1* and David Folorunso Elaturoti2

1Fuoye Main Library, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria.
2Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies, Faculty of Education, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.

This study is an appraisal of prison inmates’ Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination results in Nigeria, over a period of five years, from 2009 to 2013. Three regional prisons in Nigeria that prepare and register inmates for these Examinations were randomly selected for the study. These are Abakaliki prisons in the South-East, Ikoyi prisons in South-West and Kuje prisons in North-Central Nigeria. Using the total enumeration method, five hundred inmates in all were registered for SSSCE in the various prisons sampled and captured for the study, namely: Abakaliki, 160 inmates with a response rate of 142, Ikoyi, 240 inmates with a response rate of 209 and Kuje 100 inmates with a response rate of 87. Thus, the results of 438 inmates /responses (87.6%) were received and used, as some inmates had already been discharged and released within the period. The results revealed that 53 (37.32%) inmates out of 142 from Abakaliki prisons had five (5) credits including English Language and Mathematics, 37 (17.70%) inmates out of 209 from Ikoyi prison had five (5) credits including English Language and Mathematics while none of the 87 inmates from Kuje prison had five (5) credits including English language and Mathematics, perhaps, for the cancellation of November/December 2012 Mathematics results by WAEC. On the other hand, none of the inmates had five (5) credits with Mathematics, but without English language, while 99 inmates (22.60%) had five (5) credits including English Language, but without Mathematics, an indication that the failure rate in Mathematics is higher. Recommendations were made as appropriate for improvement.

Keywords: Prison inmates, academic performance, SSCE, Nigeria.
 

This is an open access article published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. 

Cite this article as:

Busayo IO, Elaturoti DF (2017). An appraisal of prison inmates’ academic performance in senior secondary school certificate examination in Nigeria. Acad. J. Educ. Res. 5(10): 324-328

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