USE OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS

USE OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS

USE OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Declaration

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgements

Abstract

Table of Contents

CHAPTER ONE      –        INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background to the study

1.2     Statement of the Problems

1.3     Purpose of the Study

 

1.4     Significance of the study

1.5     Research Questions

1.6     Limitation of the school

1.7     Delimitation of the study

 

CHAPTER TWO     –        LITERATURE REVIEW

CHAPTER THREE  –        RESEARCHER METHODOLOGY

3.1     Research Area

3.2     Research Design

3.3     Population of the Study

3.4     Sample and Sampling Technique

 

3.5     Instrumentation

3.6     Validation of Instrument

3.7     Administration of the Instrument

3.8     Method of Data Analysis

 

CHAPTER FOUR   –        DATA ANALYSIS, PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.1     Data Analysis/Presentation

4.2     Discussion of Findings for Table One

4.3     Summary of Discussion of Findings for table one and table two

CHAPTER FIVE- SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1     Summary

5.2     Conclusion

5.3     Recommendations

References

Appendix

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1     Background to the study

One of the most important differences between man and animals is man’s ability to speak and make others understand him. Language is only possible because within each society, people agree to understand a particular pattern of sound in a particular way. For instance, all English speaking countries understand the meaning of the word ‘’water’’.

According to Akindele and Adegbije (2020), language is; “A human phenomenon that has form which can be described in terms of units of sound (Phonemes) words, morphemes, phrase, sentence and paragraph or discourse”.

 

This definition shows that language has often been identified as the most unique attribute of man. It is through language that human beings grasp and understand reality and transmit it from one generation to another.

In Nigeria, English language is lingual Franca. This makes the language an indispensible tool, for students in the country to communicate and interact socially because of the numerous indigenous language and dialects spoken by the different ethnic groups in different part of the country. Some dialects are similar both in spoken and in written form, while others are radically different from one another.

 

USE OF NIGERIAN PIDGIN ENGLISH AND ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS

Furthermore, in Nigeria, those language and dialect include Kwale, Owan, Yoruba, Housa, Ibibio, Annang, Oron, Ijaw, Edo, Igbo, Urhobo, Ekid, Obolo among others. However, none of this tribal languages and dialects has been generally accepted as a national language in Nigeria.

English language is globally the language of technology, science, aviation and computer, education and at that a world language of importance.

Therefore, efficient spoken/written knowledge of English language is of basic importance to the study of every other subject. Standard English language command respect and prestige in the society. Inspite of the importance of correct usage both in examination and daily life interactions. The use of Nigerian pidgin English and academic performance of students.

 

This cannot be said of Nigerian Pidgin English, even though it is a language, because various attempts have been made by different faction to eradicate the use of Nigerian Pidgin English. These attempts have however been unsuccessful because of the significant value the language has to its users.

Hence, it is a language that has brought people together inspite of their differences in ancestral culture and language by creating a local culture for itself which blends ideas from different cultures. Therefore, this study aimed to examine the use of Nigerian pidgin English and academic performance of students.

 

1.2     Statement of the Problems 

Undeniably, the yearly percentage of granduands in school of language of colleges of education is very low compared with granduands in other schools. Similarly, available statistics from the teaching practice unit of colleges of Education revealed relative to other schools, schools of languages record a very poor number of students-teachers going on teaching practice especially in their third year every year.

Worries from these states of students’ affairs in their examination and many others, triggers the researcher to ask whether the incessant performance among students could be attributed to the usage of Nigerian Pidgin English, since it is the most popular means of communication among students and is easier to learn than any other language in the country.

Hence, the intension of the researcher to conduct the study will be to investigate the use of Nigerian pidgin English and academic performance of students.

 

1.3     Purpose of the Study             

The main purpose of this study is to investigate the use of Nigerian pidgin English and academic performance of students. Specifically, the study intends to:

Investigate the effect of usage of Nigerian Pidgin English on academic performance of students.

Examine the effect of gender difference on academic performance of students who used Nigerian Pidgin English.

 

1.4     Significance of the study

The findings of this study will be significance in the following ways:

Firstly, it will help parents; students and lecturers. It will help them appreciate the effect Nigerian Pidgin English has on academic performance of students.

It will also help students to know that the use of Standard English in the society make the students to command respect or prestige.

 

Thirdly, the study will enable the lecturers to improve on their method of teaching Standard English.

Furthermore, it will assist the curriculum planners in preparing a curriculum that will help the future teachers in their course of study. The use of Nigerian pidgin English and academic performance of students.

In addition, the outcome of this study will help parents to know the importance of using Standard English in their daily communication with their children at home.

Lastly, the study will also serve as a reference material for future researches on related topics.

 

1.5     Research Questions

The following research questions were formulated in line with the purpose of the study to give the study a guide.

  • To what extent does the usage of Nigerian Pidgin English affect Academic Performance of Students?
  • To what extent does gender difference affect the Academic Performance of Student?

 

1.6     Limitation of the school 

In the process of conducting this study the researcher was confronted with different problems which threaten the successful completion of this work.

However, prominent among these problem include; insufficient time frame allocated for the completion and submission of the research report and insufficient finance to process and purchase necessary materials required for the study.

Hence, the study cannot be generalized as the topic said but limited to students in English department in the study area.

 

Conclusion

On the basic of the findings of the study the following conclusions were drawn; that standard English is the English to be used by students in their academic work unless otherwise. The uses of Nigerian Pidgin English have negative effects on the academic performance of students in Standard English.

Students who use Nigerian Pidgin English perform academically poor in Standard English. Gender difference does not influence the academic performance of students who used Nigerian Pidgin English.

 

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