Teachers- Students Relationship and Academic Performance: Evidence from Senior Secondary Schools in Enugu State


Chikendu, Rebecca  E.

Department of Science Education

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Mail: re.chikendu@unizik.edu.ng


This study determined the relationship between the teachers and students of senior secondary schools in Enugu State, Nigeria. In this regard, the aim of this research is to ascertain from the student’s point of view, how their academic performance is affected by this good and poor teachers- students relationship. The population of this study comprised two hundred and twenty-nine (229) students of these three senior secondary schools. Survey research design was adopted and questionnaire was used as the instrument for data collection. Data were analyzed with simple descriptive statistics such as mean and standard deviation. The result revealed that good teachers treat the students with respect, teach them with Enthusiasm and Passion while poor teachers-students relationship can lead to immoral attitude and behaviour, poor academic performance of students, and encouraging school dropout. The study therefore recommended that efforts should be made by the teachers and the school authority to inculcate the value of teacher – students’ relationships for enhanced students’ academic performance.

Keywords: Teachers-students relationship, Secondary Schools and Academic performance.


Chikendu, R.E (2022). Teachers- Students Relationship and Academic Performance: Evidence from Senior Secondary Schools in Enugu State. International Journal of Research in Education and Sustainable Development, 2(2), 1-9. Available online at: https://www.ijaar.org/articles/ijresd/v2n2/ijresd-v2n2-Feb22-p2202.pdf

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