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Mode of entry as a predictor of success in final year bachelor of education degree examinations in universities in Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria

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Abstract:

This paper investigates the mode of entry as a predictor of success in final year bachelor of education degree examinations in universities in Ekiti and Ondo States, Nigeria. As an ex-post facto and correlational research, the study population comprised all the 1810 final year 400 level students in the two universities offering education courses, namely, the University of Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State and Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo State, Nigeria. Out of this population, 760 final year 400 level students who scored a cumulative grade point average of 3.50 and above in the final bachelor of education degree in 2007-2008 academic year in the two universities were purposively selected for the study. The instrument used was an inventory while the data collected were analysed using percentages, correlation matrix, chi-square test and multiple regression. The finding revealed that the pre-degree mode of entry was the best predictor of success in the final year bachelor of education degree in the universities. Based on the findings, it was recommended that more emphasis should be given to the pre-degree mode of entry in the admission process into universities in the two states, in a bid to achieve the goals of the National Policy on Education in providing the much needed qualitative education in Nigerian universities.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02601370903293187

Affiliations: University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria

Publication date: November 1, 2009

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