EFFECT OF ENGLISH AND HAUSA LANGUAGES ON BASIC ADULT EDUCATION LEARNERS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SOCIAL STUDIES IN CONTINUING EDUCATION INSTITUTE, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA

Amina Abba Sanda, Ayuba Mallam Kida, Augusta Obum Okwute

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This study was conducted to determine the Effect of English and Hausa Languages on Basic Adult Education Learners’ Academic Performance in Social Studies in Continuing Education Institute Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria. The study had three objectives, three corresponding research questions and three hypotheses. The design of the study is quasi-experimental research design, involving pre-test and post-test treatment. The target population for the study was (48) forty eight adult Learners who are currently studying in Basic Adult Education Programme in the 2016/2017 session at Continuing Education Institute Maiduguri. The instruments used for data collection was a twenty items (20) objectives test in English, twenty items (20) objectives test in Hausa language and (20) objectives test in combined English and Hausa. The data collected was analyzed using Mean, Standard Deviation, T-test and Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). The findings of the study showed that; the mean performance in Social Studies taught in Hausa and English languages was highest, followed by those taught in Hausa and those taught in English language. There is significant difference in performance of learners taught in Hausa language. There is significant difference in performance of learners taught in English language. There is significant difference in performance of learners taught in Hausa and English combined. Based on the findings of the study the following Recommendations were made among others: that the use of both English and Hausa Languages combined should be encouraged in teaching Social Studies in the Institute.

 

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