Analysis of Students’ Performance in Junior Secondary School Mathematics Examination in Bayelsa State of Nigeria

Abstract:

Mathematics is the bedrock of all science and technologically based subjects. The poor performance of students in mathematics tests has become a thing of great concern to all stakeholders such as: parents, teachers, and government. This paper therefore looked at the influence of sex, school location and school type on the academic achievement of secondary school students in mathematics. The paper found out that student performance in mathematics in junior secondary school Examination for 2006 was high, male students performed better than their female counterparts in the examination, students from the rural school performed better than students from urban schools in mathematics examination and also students from private schools performed better than those from public schools.