Socio-economic factors affecting student’s academic learning in tertiary institution (A Case Study of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero)
Sagir Muhammad, MairoDanjuma, ZainabLawal Gwandu
This study focused on the Socio-economic Factors Affecting Student Academic Learning in Kebbi State University of Science and Technology Aliero. It aimed at finding out the socio-economic factors and the impact these factors have on learning. The design adopted is a descriptive survey. The population of the study comprises of 700 students from four faculties Education, physical sciences, Engineering and Agriculture) using purposive sampling four (4) Departments were drawn (Science Education, computer Science, Animal Science and Civil Engineering). Thus, using solvers formula a sample size of 474 students was drawn. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire which was validated by experts from the four departments of Animal Science, Computer, Civil Engineering, and Educational Foundation KSUSTA. The reliability with an index of 0.70 was arrived at after the conduct of a test – re-test. Data was collected through personal administration of the instrument by the researchers to the respondents. It was found out that socio-economic factors impact on students’ academic learning. It was recommended that presents should provide sustainable funding capacities so as to boast students learning.