DR. P. U. EKEH*; OLADAYO, O. T.**; DR. ADIGUN, JEREMIAH O**
ABSTRACT This was a descriptive survey research designed to determine the incidence of school exclusion and its causes among secondary school students in the Niger Delta areas of Nigeria. The population for the study was all the 851 secondary school principals and 504,889 students: Bayelsa (47,834); Rivers (225,258) and Delta (231,897) students. A sample of 90 principals and 69,233 students: Bayelsa (15 principals, 8,726 students); Rivers (25 principals, 31,638 students) and Delta (50 principals, 28,869 students) were drawn using disproportionate random sampling technique. Six research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. The instrument used for data collection was Students Exclusion Questionnaire (SEQ). It was validated by experts and had a test-retest reliability assessment of the instrument produced reliability co-efficient of 0.83. Data collected were analyzed using Mean (x), Standard Deviation (SD), percentages and Chi- Square (X 2 ). Results got after data analysis indicated that the incidence of school exclusion among students in Niger Delta is on the increase; significant difference existed between male and female students in school exclusion with high incidence of males; school exclusion of students in urban and rural areas was significant; there was a significant difference in school exclusion among students in senior and junior secondary school level; school type was a factor in respect of school exclusion among students. Based on the findings of the study, recommendations were made including that government should establish Student Referral Units in all schools to handle exclusion cases of students for proper rehabilitation; alternative schools should be established at every local government area of the Federation where excluded students can continue their education within the period of exclusion whether temporary or permanent exclusion.
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18th April, 2018
18th April, 2018