The Social Sciences

Year: 2007
Volume: 2
Issue: 3
Page No. 322 - 326

Cognitive Entry Grades as Predictors of Students Academic Performance in Mathematics in Nigerian Universities

Authors : E.B Kolawole and A.A Ilugbusi

Abstract: This study investigated cognitive entry grades as predictors of students academic achievements in mathematics in Nigerian Universities. The data used were the cognitive entry grades of 720 university students in Mathematics, as well as their final GPA in Mathematics. The study samples were selected by using the multi-stage random sampling technique. Multiple regression analysis was the only statistics used. Findings however, showed that there was a significant positive and linear relationship between the basic cognitive entry grades and the final GPA of the students in Mathematics. Findings also showed that the cognitive entry grades contributed significantly to the final overall GPA of the selected students in Mathematics at the B.Sc. Ed. Level. It was however, recommended that any candidates who intends to study Mathematics at the university level should possess at least an O` level credit pass in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry or Further Mathematics or both plus at least a pass in English Language before he/she is admitted.

How to cite this article:

E.B Kolawole and A.A Ilugbusi , 2007. Cognitive Entry Grades as Predictors of Students Academic Performance in Mathematics in Nigerian Universities . The Social Sciences, 2: 322-326.

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