ENHANCING STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ISLAMIC STUDIES VIA PARENTAL INVOLVEMENTS IN NORTH-CENTRAL NIGERIA

Aliyu Yunus, Mohd. Isa Hamzah

Abstract


Islamic Studies or Islamic Education has become one of major subjects learnt by Muslim students in various secondary schools in Nigeria in general and North-Central Nigeria in particular. Less attention is given to empowering students’ academic performance in Islamic Studies specifically through parental involvements in secondary schools in North-Central part of Nigeria. This paper primarily aims at examining an empowerment of students’ academic performance in Islamic Studies specifically through parental involvement in the North-Central Nigeria. The paper uses quantitative research and questionnaire is being used as instrument for data collection. The population is drawn among secondary school students while a sample 100 respondents was conveniently selected. The validity and reliability of the instrument is also established through the opinions of experts and the report of Cronbach’Alpha for internal consistency of the instrument is also established respectively. For data analysis, SPSS version 23.0 is being used. The findings of the paper anticipate that the majority of the respondents strongly believe that their parental involvements especially in the aspects of education, occupation and income are culminated factors towards empowering students on their academic performances in Islamic Studies. In conclusion, it is vitally paramount that for better performance in Islamic Studies by the students of various secondary schools in the North-Central Nigeria, the parents’ involvement should not be underrated. It is thereby recommended that both the schools and home should play a collaborative effort towards helping the students to maximally perform well in Islamic Studies in particular and other subjects in general.


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