Influence of Parents’ Educational Qualification on Academic Achievement of Students in Colleges of Education in the North Eastern Region of Nigeria

Aminu Sani, Ph.D; Bilkisu Abdulkadir Yammama; Usman Bakari


This study investigated the influence of parents’ Educational qualification on students’ Academic Achievement in Colleges of Education in the North Eastern Region of Nigeria. Two objectives and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive survey research design was used and a population sample of 350 students of Colleges of Education was used. Parents’ Educational Qualification Questionnaire (PEQQ) was used as the instrument for data collection; Students Academic Achievement Scores in Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPAs) was also used. Multivariate Analysis of variance (MANOVA) was used to test the two null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The results showed that significant difference exists in fathers’ educational qualification and academic achievement of student; more so, significant difference exists in mothers’ educational qualification and academic achievement of students. This shows that parents’ educational qualification has positive influence on students’ academic achievement. The study recommended that Guidance and Counselling unit of Colleges of Education should encourage parents who have low educational qualification, to as a matter of urgency and priority, forward their education to moderate or high level of education. Also, government and private organizations should be encouraged to invest in girl–child education, so that females as future mothers will be highly educated in order to substitute in case of death, the role of fathers in the child upbringing, and also to complement the fathers’ effort in educating the child with a difference.

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