The objective of this study is to determine the factors responsible for mass failure in economics secondary school examination among secondary students in Enugu Educational Zone. The research design for the study was survey. A close-ended questionnaire was used as the instrument of study. This instrument was validated by two experts. The test re-test method was used to test for the reliability of the instrument. The population includes 1786 teachers from secondary schools in the area, out of which a sample size of 360 was drawn at random. The mean statistic was employed as the method of data analysis. The mean statistic was adopted as the method of data analysis. Findings revealed that over-burdening home activities contribute to mass failure of students in secondary school Economics; parents’ action and inaction contribute to mass failure of secondary school students in Economics to a great extent. Poor quality and ineffective teachers contribute to mass failure of secondary school students in Economics to a great extent, and; government failure is responsible for mass failure of secondary school students in Economics to a great extent. The study recommended the need for the employment of qualified teachers who are knowledgeable in Economics to teach in our secondary schools.
Keywords: Economics, Mass failure, and Causes of Mass failure among Secondary School Students
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