Teaching Speaking and Writing Skills: Determinants for Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Nigeria

Ahn, B. (2014). A critical reading and text organization-enhanced writing lesson. Issues in EFL, 10(1), 75-80. Aina, J. K., Ogundele, A. G., &Olanipekun, S. S. (2013). Students’ proficiency in English language relationship with academic performance in science and technical education. American Jour

10 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2021

See all articles by Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching JRSP-ELT (2456-8104)

Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching JRSP-ELT (2456-8104)

Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching ; Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching

Date Written: September 30, 2021

Abstract

Speaking and Writing are two crucial productive skills that must be taught to every student in order to enjoy a
fulfilled academic experience. They are the backbone of every effective and efficient communication in schools and
every other area of human endeavors. This study investigates the teaching of speaking and writing as crucial skills
and determinants for academic performance of secondary school students in Ilorin, Kwara State. Descriptive survey
was adopted for this study. The population comprised all students and teachers in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. For
the purpose of collecting relevant information, questionnaires were carefully designed for one hundred (100)
students throughout the selected senior secondary schools in Ilorin and the data collected were analyzed using
frequency count and percentage while the hypotheses were tested using independent t-test and analysis of variance
(ANOVA). The findings revealed that, good speaking and writing skills trigger increase in the level of performance
of students in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria. More so, the various methods used by teachers such as: speaking and
writing activities, debates, public speaking, dialogue classes, speeches and talks in and outside the class; narrative
activities; tell interesting stories or favorite movies were identified as effective methods used by teachers which have
great influence on students ability to speak and write effectively in school. The findings also revealed that; there is
no statistically significant difference in speaking and writing skills as determinant factors on academic performance
of students based on their ages, gender and classes.

Keywords: Academic Performance, Language Skills, Speaking, Writing

Suggested Citation

Rao, Dr C S and Rao, Dr C S, Teaching Speaking and Writing Skills: Determinants for Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Nigeria (September 30, 2021). Ahn, B. (2014). A critical reading and text organization-enhanced writing lesson. Issues in EFL, 10(1), 75-80. Aina, J. K., Ogundele, A. G., &Olanipekun, S. S. (2013). Students’ proficiency in English language relationship with academic performance in science and technical education. American Jour, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3943878

Dr C S Rao (Contact Author)

Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching ( email )

Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Telangana State 500008
India
91 9603727368 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://jrspelt.com/

Journal for Research Scholars and Professionals of English Language Teaching ( email )

Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Telangana State 500008
India
91 9603727368 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.jrspelt.com

Do you have negative results from your research you’d like to share?

Paper statistics

Downloads
90
Abstract Views
271
Rank
505,586
PlumX Metrics