An Assessment of the Causes of Low Performance in Music in Junior Secondary Schools in Enugu State: A Focus on Nsukka Local Government Area ( Vol-2,Issue-4,July - August 2017 )
Author: Dr Sunday N. Nnamani
Keyword: Music teacher, education, Enugu State, Musical instruments.
Abstract: Music is the centre piece of life which gives human life a meaning and makes his existence worth its value. It determines man’s interactional achievements and all that becomes of it and characterize the pattern of life and the extent of development in any society. This articles titled “An assessment of the causes of low performance in Music in J.S.S in Enugu State: A focus on Nsukka Local Government Area” discovered from the data presented that the students’ are not interested in studying music, there is acute shortage of music teachers and musical instruments. Others include low level of government’s financial support and non-availability of qualified music teachers in the area. The study adopted the empirical and historical methodologies before arriving at these results. Five (5) secondary schools within the local government were studied, two (200) hundred questionnaires were distributed and a total of one (150) hundred fifty returned and analyzed using frequency distribution tables and percentages. Results were presented and the qualities of a good and effective music teacher presented.
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