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Correlation between the academic performance of students in continuous assessment and the National Examinations Council in English language in Jos-South, Nigeria

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A. T. Olutola ,

Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, NG
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Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education
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F. N. Nini

Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State, NG
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FUDMA Staff School
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Abstract

This study investigated the correlate between academic performances of students in continuous assessment and National Examinations Council English language in Jos-South, Local Government Area of Plateau State, Nigeria. The researchers used correlational research design in the study. Five hundred and six (506) students who sat for English language National Examinations Council (NECO) examination in 2016/2017 academic session in Jos-South of Plateau State public and private schools were selected as study sample through the use of simple random sampling technique. The sample consisted of 291 males and 215 females. Frequency, percentage, t-test and Pearson product correlation analysis were used to analyze the data collected for the study. The results of the study revealed no significant relationship between academic performance of students’ in Continuous Assessment (CA) English language and NECO English language. Also, no significant difference was found between male and female students’ academic performance in CA and NECO English language examination while significant difference existed between private and public school students’ performance in CA and NECO English language examination. It was recommended that school administrators should monitor the conduct of English language CA by their teachers in order to improve students’ performance in NECO English language examinations.
How to Cite: Olutola, A.T. and Nini, F.N., 2020. Correlation between the academic performance of students in continuous assessment and the National Examinations Council in English language in Jos-South, Nigeria. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies, 7(1), pp.95–108. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/ijms.v7i1.124
Published on 29 Jun 2020.
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