Vol. 4, Issue 5 (2019)
Effects of child abuse on the academic performance of school aged children in bauchi metropolis of bauchi state, Nigeria
Author(s): Ishaku Y Chiroma, Buteh D Sanda, Bako H Laraba
Abstract: The research was carried out to investigate the effect of child abuse on academic performance of primary school pupils in Bauchi Metropolis, of Bauchi State, Nigeria. Structural questionnaires were design and administered accordingly, which comprises the causes of child abuse on academic performance, the effects of child abuse and the overall performance of the pupils. The total of 197 pupils were selected and identified randomly within the study areas. The results obtained from the research was significant which revealed that child abuse has enormous effects on the academic performance of most primary school students in the study area. It is therefore recommended that, child abuse and its policy should receive attention in educational policy.