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Abstract                 Volume:4  Issue-12  Year-2016          Original Research Articles


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Factors Affecting Students Academic Performance: A Case of UDS-Navrongo Campus
Mathias Akamba1*, Gborbitey Stephen Torgbor1 and Juliana Agalga2
1Department of Statistics, University for Development Studies, Navrongo, Ghana
2Faculty Officer, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, University for Development Studies,Navrongo, Ghana
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

This study was designed to investigate the factors that affect the academic performance of undergraduate students from the Navrongo Campus of the University for Development Studies (UDS). Questionnaires were used to solicit information from the students and other data taken from the Faculty office of the Navrongo campus. Statistics from the Faculty office reveal that there are 2,778 students; 300 students were selected from these number. The stratified sampling technique were employed in the study. The Analysis were done using Spearman Rank Correlation and Factor Analysis. The spearman correlation reveal that there are weak relationship between Students’ performance and factors such as school climate, guidance and counselling, socio-economic status, ethnicity and Age. Among the variables study, family background of students, guidance and counselling, monthly income of students and school climate affects undergraduate students’ academic performance at the Navrongo campus of the University for Development Studies. When these factors are favourable, academic performance of students may improved.

Keywords: Academic performance;Navrongo campus; Socio-economic status;School climate;Guidance and counselling.
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How to cite this article:

Mathias Akamba, Gborbitey Stephen Torgbor, Juliana Agalga. 2016. Factors Affecting Students’ Academic Performance: A Case of UDS-Navrongo Campus.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(12): 44-53
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.412.004