International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Residents Perception on Child Abuse and Influence on Social Studies Students' Academic Achievements
Edinyang, Sunday David; Ekuri, Patrick George; Ushie, Doris Emmanuel

Social studies is a discipline that deals with social change and ensures that meaningfully interaction of the recipients with their physical and social environments is attained. It engenders sound education of the citizens, as well as inculcates a sense of social consciousness and social responsibility. Social studies a study that can help an individual to understand his environment, find out the problems of his environment as well as solving existing social problems. It is a study that inculcates the value of honesty, cooperation, and the needs of the nation, as well as the desirable skills to solve environmental problem. It is against this background that mass failure of students on the subject has resulted to several reactions by members of the public. Could child abuse be the remote cause to low academic achievement of students in social studies?

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