Society of African Journal Editors

Journal of Education in Developing Areas

EVALUATION OF STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS WITH COUNSELLING SERVICES

Authors: Patrick U Osadebe

Journal: Journal of Education in Developing Areas

The study evaluated the performance of senior secondary three (SSIII) students’ in their first term and Second Term Examinations as well as their WAEC Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations. The purpose was to find out whether or not students improve at every examination in schools with counsellors who provide academic counselling service to students. A total of 30 students were randomly selected through cluster random sampling technique. Students’ scores and grades in the various examinations were collected from the school academic record for analysis. Percentage was used to analyze the performance of students. The result showed that students improved in every examination. It revealed the effect of academic counselling on students in schools with counsellors. Recommendations were made on regular evaluation and counselling in schools to improve the performance of students at every examination.