Influence of School Proprietorship on the Achievement of Students Taught Oral English with Games Technique
This study was carried out to find out the influence of proprietorship on the achievement of students taught Oral English with games technique. One research question and two null hypotheses guided the study. The quasi experimental research design involving non equivalent control group was used for the study. The sample consisted of 304 Junior secondary III students drawn from eight intact classes in Idah Education Zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. Pre test and post test were administered to all the groups treatment and control . A 60 item Oral English Achievement Test OEAT was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, while content validation was ensured using a table of specification.. The instrument was trial tested using a sample 30 JS III students drawn from an equivalent group in Igalamela Odolu Local Government Education Zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. The data collected from the trial testing were used for both item analysis and in estimating the reliability index of the test items. The reliability of the instrument was calculated using Kudar Richardson formula 20. The reliability co efficient based on K – R 20 estimate was 0.86. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Covariance ANCOVA at 0.05 level of significance. It was found that students in private schools achieved higher than their counterparts in public schools. The result also revealed that even though there was no significant difference in the achievement of private and public school students, there was significant interaction effect of method and school proprietorship. Based on these findings, the paper recommends, among others, that government should provide adequate learning materials to public schools to bring them up to the standard of the private schools.
School proprietorship, students’ achievement, oral English, and games technique.
Clement Gowon Omachonu PhD | Prof. Grace Chibiko Offorma