THE EFFECT OF SINGLE PARENTING ON ACADEMIC PURSUIT AND BEHAVIOUR OF ADOLESCENTS IN POST PRIMARY INSTITUTIONS
The study investigated the effect of single parenting on academic pursuit and behaviour of adolescents in post primary institutions. Two research questions were formulated to guide the study. The sample comprised 200 respondents obtained through purposive sampling technique. Structured and validated questionnaire was used for data collection. Mean and standard deviation were the statistical tools for data analysis. The entire questionnaire administrated to the respondents were correctly completed and used for data analysis. The study among others revealed that school dropouts, financial difficulty in training adolescents, learning a trade in place of schooling, engaging adolescents in work during school hours, sending adolescents to public schools for lack of money for training, sending adolescents out as maids due to hardship etc are the effects of single parenting on academic pursuit and behaviour of adolescents in post primary institutions. It was recommended among others, that government should introduce scholarship scheme in post primary institutions to help the adolescents who their single parents cannot afford to train them alone.