Moribund enrolment problems of Islamic studies students in Ogun state public secondary schools in Nigeria: Causes and remedies

Salako Taofiki Ajani, Bhasah Abu Bakar, Harison Mohd Sidek
2018 Journal of research, policy & practice of teachers and teacher education (JRPPTTE)  
This paper is aimed to investigate causes of moribund enrolment problems of students in Islamic Studies using Ogun State, Nigeria as a case study. The study focused on 520 students of 42 secondary schools. This included students of Islamic Studies and other Muslim students who did not register for Islamic Studies. Measurement scale was tested using Cronbach's Alpha reliability. This was further subjected to factor analysis for construct and content validity. Researchers thereafter conducted
more » ... after conducted confirmatory factor analysis to establish earlier findings of factor analysis. The study ended with path analysis which the researchers found more robust than multiple regression analysis. Final analysis confirmed five causes of moribund enrolment problems of students in Islamic Studies. Out of these, Job marketability was identified as the main cause which if addressed would solve or reduce the problem to a lower level. Researchers noted however that this could not be achieved without improvement on the Islamic Studies curriculum in use.
doi:10.37134/jrpptte.vol8.no1.5.2018 fatcat:2q3wxzptf5cjfko4i62cw2s3tu