International Journal of Educational Policy Research and Review
Vol.4 (1), pp. 8-13 January, 2017
Available online at https://www.journalissues.org/IJEPRR/
Article ID:/16/EPRR/77/06 pages
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Original Research Article
Academic supervision as a correlate of students’ academic performance in secondary schools in Ekiti State, Nigeria
*Akinfolarin Comfort Ayandoja, Babalola Caroline Aina and Aladetan Femi Idowu
Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba- Akoko, Nigeria.
*Corresponding Author Email: ajoro123(at)yahoo.com
The study examined the relationship between academic supervision and students’ academic performance in Secondary Schools in Ekiti State. The work adopted the descriptive survery design and ex-post facto, The population consisted of all the principals and teachers in Secondary Schools in Ekiti State. Multi- stage sampling technique was used to select the schools and teachers. A total number of 1,620 participants teacherwere sampled from 60 secondary schools.For the purpose of the study, Ekiti State was divided into three Senatorial District (Ekiti North, Ekiti Central and Ekiti South), in which stratified random sampling techniques was used to select two Local Government Areas in each district to get a total of six Local Governments in the State. Simple random sampling technique was used to selected ten (10) secondary schools from each Local Government, simple random sampling technique was used to selected 27 teachers from each secondary schools. Two (2) instruments: Academic Supervision Questionnaire (ASQ) and profoma of WASSCE results for a period of three years. (2011-2013) were used to collect data from the sampled schools. And data analyzed using descriptive statistics and Pearson Product Moment Correlation (PPMC) And hypthesis were tested at 0.05 level of significance.The findings revealed that there is a significant relationship between academic supervision and students’academic performance (r= 0.544, p<0.05). Therefore to achieve quality learning that will improve the academic performce of students, it important that as academic supervision are put in place that will ensure teachers, students, and management guided toward the desired goals and objectives of the schools in terms of students quality output.Based on the findings, the researcher recommended that the School principals should put more efforts on academic supervision so as to improve instructional tasks of teachers and students’to enhance students’ acdemic performance in secondary schools. School principals should ensure constant feedback and periodic review that is, compare students academic performance with the set goals in order to improve the teaching and learning process.
Key words: Academic supervision, students’ academic performance, secondary schools