The Impact of HIV & AIDS on the Academic Performance of Students in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State
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- October 15, 2022
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Since the first case was diagnosed in 1984, HIV and AIDS have continued to have devastating effects on economic growth, human development and education fraternity. This is because people who are infected lack the energy to work. Health care workers and teachers are dying at a very high rate and this paralyzes the educational sector and consequently affects academic performance. This study focused on impact of HIV&AIDS on the academic performance of students in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. Four research questions were employed in this study. The population of study is made up of all the 8 (eight) senior secondary school’s students in public secondary schools in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. The instrument for data collection was research designed questionnaire. The instrument was validated by two experts while an overall reliability co-efficient of 0.72 is an indication that the instrument is reliable. The data collected from the study was analyzed using simple percentages and weighted mean. The finding shows that discriminatory attitude, poor social interaction, absenteeism, truancy and poor monitoring by school administration are the extent dropping out of school has impacted on academic performance of students in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. The study further showed that depressive disorder, decreased social functioning, increased difficulty managing his or her HIV diagnosis, lends a patient to experience burnout, feeling depressed and isolated, frustration with the medication regimen is extent has psychological stress impacted on the academic performance of students in Ethiope East Local Government Area, Delta State, Nigeria. Based on findings it was recommended amongst others that relevant authorities and schools should organize workshops to enlighten the people on the need for accommodating students living with HIV and AIDS.
Keywords: Academic Performance; Diseases; Students; Ethiope East Local Government Area
Authorship: Irogbo, P. U. | FULL PDF