ETHNIC IDENTITY AND PATTERNS OF SCHOOL: SUCCESS AND FAILURE AMONG NIGERIA SCHOOL STUDENTS.

ADEOYE-OLADAPO, O.O; IJILA, P.O. AND OBAKUNLE, O. F.

Adeoye-Oladapo Oluwakemi

Dept. of Physics, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo

Email Address:oluwakeminike@yahoo.com

Abstract: ABSTRACT
The study was carried out to examine the effects of ethnic identity and patterns of schools, success and failure among students. The study adopted descriptive survey research method while the population comprised of senior secondary school students with a total of one hundred (100) as sample. Data acquisition was done with a self guided questionnaire and the data collected were analysed using descriptive statistics of frequency counts, percentage, mean and standard deviation. Results were presented in form of tables, it was observed from the results, that ethnic identity and pattern of school influence students’ academic performance as perceived by students. Gender of students has no significant effect on the academic performance of students. Based on these results, it was recommended that teachers who are a key factor and manager of the class rooms should encourage unity and oneness among the students, so that discrimination would be reduced to the bare minimum.


Keywords: Ethnic Identity, Pattern of schools, Influence, Success and Failure, Academic Performance of students.