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International Journal of Statistics and Applied Mathematics

2019, Vol. 4, Issue 6, Part B

The predictive validity of public examinations in Mathematics on performance in university Algebra


Author(s): Priscillia Kpe-Nobana and Nduka Wonu

Abstract: This study investigated the extent public examinations (WASSCE, UTME & Post-UTME) predicted performance in university Algebra among undergraduate students of the department of computer science, Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt. The ex-post facto and correlational designs were adopted. A total of 67 students took part in the study. All the year one computer science students in the 2012/2013 academic session who took FSC 114 (Algebra) in the first semester examinations were included in the study. The existing result of the students in WASSCE, UTME and Post-UTME examinations in Mathematics were collected using a detained Proforma. The regression analysis via SPSS software package was used for data analysis. The findings among others established that all three public examinations significantly predicted university Algebra performance of the students respectively. The WASSCE had the strongest predictive power when compared with UTME and Post-UTME. It was recommended among others that universities should uphold the use of these exmaminations for those seeking admission into Nigerian universities.

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Priscillia Kpe-Nobana, Nduka Wonu. The predictive validity of public examinations in Mathematics on performance in university Algebra. Int J Stat Appl Math 2019;4(6):158-164.
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