Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1960

Full Length Research Paper

Analysis of students attrition in the sciences subjects areas in Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma

Olusi F. I.1*, Akahomen D. O.1 and Otete C. O.2
  1Institute of Education Ambrose Alli University P.M.B 14 Ekpoma. 2Department of Curriculum and Instruction Faculty of Education Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 20 March 2012
  •  Published: 10 March 2013



The study, analysis of student’s attrition in Ambrose Alli University (AAU) Ekpoma Nigeria was carried out to determine the exact number of students who attrite from selected faculties of the university. The study employed the descriptive survey design. Three hypotheses were stated and tested. On the hypothesis which tested the general attrition rate of students, in the 3 faculties the result reveals that attrition mean rate of 44.48%. On the hypothesis which tested the course of study with higher rate of attrition, the study reveals that the faculty of education has the highest rate of students’ attrition with attrition rate of 67.65% as against other faculties. On the hypothesis which tested the general rating of factors predisposing students to attrite, the result revealed that family socio economy was rated 1st; followed by lecturer’s victimization 2nd; low grade point average (GPA) 4th; cult activities rated 5th; and others 6 to 9th. On the hypothesis which tested the male and female rating of attrition, the result reveals that male and female students perceived the factors differently, for example the male students rated low GPA as number one factor while the female students rated lecturer’s victimization as number one factor.


Key word: Analysis, students, attrition, school, higher institution