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Published: 30 January 2023
Factors Influencing Students’ Academic Performance: The Case of Pre-Service Teachers at Dambai College of Education in Ghana
Priscilla Commey-Mintah, Antwiwaa Opoku, Saviour Kwadwo Kudjordji, Frank Awuah
University of Ghana (Ghana), Accra College of Education (Ghana), Jasikan College of Education (Ghana), Dambai College of Education (Ghana)
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Keywords: Academic Performance, Pre-Service Teachers, Colleges of Education, Degree and Diploma Programmes
Academic success is the assessment of a learner's ability in a variety of academic areas. Classroom performance, graduation rates, and standardised test results are commonly used by teachers and education administrators to assess student accomplishment. This study, on the other hand, was conducted to assess the factors influencing students’ academic performance at a College of Education in Ghana. The research design employed was the quantitative research method, specifically, a cross-sectional descriptive survey research design. It mainly focused on level 200 pre-service teachers pursuing the B. Ed programme and level 300 pre-service teachers offering the Diploma in Basic Education programme as they are the seniors in their individual programmes. A total of 100 pre-service teachers participated in the study with 51 being females and 49 being males. From the results, some of the factors that influence the pre-service teacher’s academic performance were parents, friends, instructors and the use of teaching and learning materials.
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