International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 4, Issue 9, Part B (2018)
Trends in students performance in senior school certificate examination (SSCE) in mathematics between 2010 and 2015: implication for sustainable development
The study analyzed the trends of students’ performance in International Mathematics competitions and May/June West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in general Mathematics in Nigeria from 2010 to 2015 years and implication for sustainable development. The main objectives were to investigate the students’ academic performance and the implication on sustainable development in Nigeria. The study used secondary data. WASSCE mathematics results of 9,396,442 Students who sat for May/June WASSCE from 2010-2015 were collected from the test development division, West African Examination Council (WAEC) Lagos, Nigeria as cited by Zalmon and Wonu (2017). The research design was a descriptive survey of the ex-post facto type. Percentage, mean and Standard Deviation (SD) were used to answer the research questions. The result revealed that mathematics performance in Nigeria has been persistently poor over the years, as less than 50% of the candidates passed at credit. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others, that mathematics teacher should present the subject in such a way that it becomes real, concrete, attractive, interesting, captivating, motivating and directly related and relevant to life.
How to cite this article:
Edith C Onyeka, Dr. AA Arokoyu. Trends in students performance in senior school certificate examination (SSCE) in mathematics between 2010 and 2015: implication for sustainable development. Int J Appl Res 2018;4(9):99-102.