Rima International Journal of Education (RIJE)

ISSN Print: 2756 – 6749

Rima International Journal of Education

Rima International Journal of Education was founded in January 2021 by the Faculty of Education of Sokoto State University

Analysis of the Impact of Parents’ Socio-Economic Background on Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance in Sokoto Metropolis Nigeria

Analysis of the Impact of Parents’ Socio-Economic Background on Secondary School Students’ Academic Performance in Sokoto Metropolis Nigeria

Nasiru Abubakar Katami
Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Sokoto State University


This paper analyzed the impact of parent’s socio-economic background on the academic performance of the students in Sokoto metropolis of Sokoto state of Nigeria. There are two objectives, research questions and hypotheses that guided the study. In order to carry out the research, data collected from 350 respondents out of the 4466 students of the schools in Sokoto metropolis, using simple random sampling technique. Questionnaires were administered to the respondents and data collected was analyzed using regression analysis. The results shows that parent’s socio-economic class; fathers’ level of education and mothers’ level of education are the major determinants of the academic performance of students in Sokoto metropolis. The research recommends a vibrant poverty alleviation program for poor parents in Sokoto state.


Impact, Parents, Socio-economic Background, Academic performance


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