Assessment of Factors Influencing Students’ Absenteeism in Demonstration Secondary School, Federal College of Education, Zaria

Ashiat Magaji Ahmed


The study was conducted on assessment of factors influencing students’ absenteeism in demonstration secondary school, Federal College of Education (FCE), Zaria. The study employed survey research design. The population of the study consist of all the 200 junior secondary school students in Business studies in Demonstration Secondary School, FCE, Zaria which was also used as the sample size for the study. The instrument for data collection is a questionnaire titled “Assessment of Factors Influencing Students’ Absenteeism Questionnaire” (AFISAQ). The data collected from the respondents was analysed to answer each research question. Descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions.  In  taking  decision  on  the  research  questions,  mean  scores  of 2.50  and  above  on  the  four  point  ratings  was chosen  as  acceptance  or positive  while  those  below  2.50  were regarded  as  negative  and  were  not accepted. Result of the finding showed that majority of the respondents disagreed, showing that students’ interest does not influence their absenteeism from school in Demonstration Secondary School, FCE, Zaria.

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