Dr Akaase Blossom N. Bassey
An ex-post factor study was carried out to examine the inﬂuence of home environment on pupils’ performance. It was hypothesized that family size, socio-economic status and parental educational attainment have no signiﬁcant inﬂuence on pupils’ performance in English Language. A validated 16-item questionnaire and a Teacher-Made English Language Test with reliability coeﬃcients of .72 and .83 respectively, were administered on two hundred randomly selected primary six pupils. Using independent t-test and analysis of variance, it was found that family size, socio-economic status and parental educational attainment signiﬁcantly inﬂuence English Language academic performance, of primary school pupils in Abi Local Government Area. It is therefore recommended that government should, through her agencies, intensify eﬀorts to control family size, award scholarship to more deserving children from lower socio-economic class and render literacy services in order to liberate illiterate parents from the bondage of ignorance.