The effect of COVID – 19 pandemics pandemic on the academic achievement of senior secondary school students in the rural communities of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria was studied. Five hundred (500) students were randomly selected from 2057 Senior Secondary School Class Two (SSC2) students. The scores of the students in Mathematics, English Language and Biology were collected from the terminal examination result broad sheets. Using causal comparative (ex-post facto) design, the analysis of data revealed that there existed significant differences in academic achievement of the students before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Students’ achievement declined after COVID-19, due to the negative effect of the pandemic on learning and education in general. Students need palliatives and motivation to recover from shock caused by the COVID-19.

Authors: Udobia Elijah Etukudo, Azubike Cyprain Nwokocha

Published in: Canada International Conference on Education, 2022

  • Date of Conference: 21-23 June, 2022
  • DOI: 10.20533/CICE.2022.0054
  • Electronic ISBN: 978-1-913572-49-5
  • Conference Location: Virtual (Mississauga, Canada)