IMPACT OF SINGLE PARENTING AND ITS EFFECT ON CHILD EDUCATION IN SELECTED SCHOOLS IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, EDO STATE

ABSTRACT

This project deals with the causes and problems of single parenting and its effects on the child’s education in some selected secondary schools in Egor Local Government Area, Uwelu Secondary School, Egor Secondary School, Useh Secondary School, Evbarekhe Secondary School, in Ego Local Government Area of Edo State. The purpose of this study is to identify the causes and problems of divorces and the effects on the performance of children in secondary schools. In pursuance of the study, certain problems which require solution were identified and they are:

(i)                Students from broken homes suffer a lot of psychological and emotional problems.

(ii)             Insecurity and unruly attitude of step-parents of these students lead them to steal items that does not belong to them in school.

Questionnaires were circulated among 120 respondents, a hundred were retrieved and their responses were analyzed by the simple percentage techniques owing to the result of finding, the following recommendations were made. Parents should build their family on sound foundation of love, mutual understanding and good planning in order to bring up children who will be useful to themselves and to the society at large.  

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