Logit Modeling of Some Factors Affecting the Academic Performance of Graduating Science Students in University Of Uyo, Nigeria

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Author(s) George, Uchechukwu | Ibiok, Elizabeth Uwemedimoh | Nwabueze, Joy Chioma
Pages 117-122
Volume 5
Issue 3
Date March, 2016
Keywords Logit Model, Odd Ratio, Academic Performance and Student

The main objective of this study is to model some factors affecting academic performance of students using logit model. The data for this study was collected from Faculty of Science, University of Uyo. The data showed the graduating cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2011/2012 graduates, together with some factors affecting their academic performance which includes, gender, Mode of entry which is through jamb or remedial programme, type of secondary school attended whether it is government or private and the student’s Department. The data was collected for 764 students in the Faculty of Sciences. The results of the analysis showed that female students, students who were admitted into university through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examinations Board (JAMB) examinations and students that attended government secondary school performed better academically. The student’s department has a negative effect on the academic performance of students. In conclusion, it was recommended that the is need for the total over haul of the entire Nigeria education system at all level to improve the overall performance of the system.

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