Effects of COVID-19 Schools Close Down on Academic Programme of Senior Secondary Schools in Abaji Area Council of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria

Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 2 (II), 84-94

11 Pages Posted: 21 Apr 2020 Last revised: 3 Sep 2020

Date Written: April 14, 2020

Abstract

A survey research design was adopted for this study. This research work was carried out in Abaji area council of FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. There are a total number of eight (8) secondary schools in the area of study. Out of the entire teacher population in the area council, (80) teachers were sampled because of the school close down the problem. A structured questionnaire, titled the ‘Effects of COVID-19 Schools Close Down on the Senior Secondary School Academic Programme Questionnaire’ (ECSCDSSAPQ) was used for obtaining information for the study. Simple random techniques were used to select the sample size. The reliability of the instrument was determined through the test re-test method. Data collected were analyzed using a simple percentage. Result collected revealed that 80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 Schools close down would affect the academic programme of Senior Secondary Schools;80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has led to the suspension of internal and external examinations reduction in investment on education; 80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has led to the suspension of teaching and learning in Schools;80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has affected the academic calendar of senior secondary schools and 80 (100%) of the respondents strongly agreed that COVID-19 schools close down has led to the suspension of all extra-curriculum activities in Senior Secondary Schools. The paper recommends that the Minister of education should direct all Senior Secondary Schools administrators to come up with strategies to cover up the one-month teaching and learning gap created as a result of the COVID=19 schools closed down.

Keywords: Effects, COVID-19, Academic Programme, Schools Close Down, Abuja, Nigeria

JEL Classification: 100

Suggested Citation

Ogunode, Niyi Jacob, Effects of COVID-19 Schools Close Down on Academic Programme of Senior Secondary Schools in Abaji Area Council of Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Nigeria (April 14, 2020). Electronic Research Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities 2 (II), 84-94, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3576048 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3576048

Niyi Jacob Ogunode (Contact Author)

Federal University Wukari, Nigeria ( email )

20, Katsina Ala Road
PMB 1020
Wukari, Taraba State. 1020
Nigeria

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