Students’ perception of class size as an indicator of academic performance of senior secondary school students in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria


  • Faustina Iniaghe Delta State College of Education Mosogar
  • Comfort Osiobe


Academic achievement, Class size, Teacher-student ratio, Uvwie Local Government Area


s study, students’ perception of class size as an indicator of academic performance in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria, was evaluated. Systematic random sampling was used to select 8 secondary schools, while simple random sampling was used to select the respondents. The total student population was 6,012 and the final sample size was 312 respondents. Two research questions and hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The quantitative approach with structured questionnaires was used for data collection. Questionnaires were distributed to the respondents, and the research questions were analyzed using the mean and standard deviation. Chi square analysis was used to test the research hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the analyzed data showed that there was a statistically significant influence of class size and teacher-student ratio on students’ academic performance in public senior secondary schools in Uvwie LGA. Majority of the respondents (73%) disagreed that students were very active in large classes than in small classes, while 85% of the respondents agreed that teachers were likely to give class exercises to students in smaller classes. On teacher-student ratio, 85% of the respondents agreed that the number of students in a class should not exceed 45. Based on the findings, it is recommended that the Government, through the secondary schools Management, build more classrooms and employ more teachers in order to reduce class size for effective teaching and learning in public secondary schools in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State 


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Iniaghe, F., & Osiobe, C. (2024). Students’ perception of class size as an indicator of academic performance of senior secondary school students in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. International Journal of Trends and Developments in Education, 4(1), 59–73. Retrieved from