Impact of Social Interaction among Learners on Academic Performance in Literacy Centres. A Case Study of Kumbotso Local Government Area, Kano State
Academic Paper 2019 49 Pages
This study specifically focuses on the impact of social interaction among learners on academic performance in literacy centres in Kumbotso local government area, Kano state. Two (2) literacy centres were purposively selected and used for this research work. Three (3) research questions were raised and answered in this study. The research design used in this study was survey research design. Simple random sampling technique was used to select 100 learners from the 2 selected literacy centres. Data was collected using 11 items questionnaire and analyzed using frequency, percentages and tables. The study revealed that social interaction or relationship influence learners’ participation in their academic performance, psychological characteristics serve as determinants of participation in learners’ academic performance, and also, economic reasons influence learners’ participation in their academic performance. The researcher recommended that Teacher should build on what is heard from the students and share his/her personal experience with the students in order for the students to feel free in expressing their own worries, stories and interest, literacy centres should demonstrate positive attitudes and learner’s social interaction these can effectively enhance teaching and learning towards the accomplishment of good students’ academic performance in the literacy centres.