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

Gender Differences, Modes of Admission and Academic Performance among Undergraduate Educational Management Students in Sokoto State University

Gender Differences, Modes of Admission and Academic Performance among Undergraduate Educational Management Students in Sokoto State University

Lateef Adeyemi Yusuf
Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Sokoto State University


The paper examined gender differences, modes of admission and academic performance among undergraduate educational management students in Sokoto State University. Academic performance is the yardstick for ascertaining the capabilities of a student from which his inherent or unrevealed abilities could be inferred. Two common ways of gaining admission into Nigeria universities were identified as; Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE). The study employed a descriptive survey research design using students results (i.e. Cumulative Grade Point Average-CGPA) as instrument for data collection. Students’ gender and mode of admission were extracted from the CGPA result slips. The population comprised of all 220 undergraduate educational management students that have graduated from Sokoto State University across the four cohorts; 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. Data were analysed using Chi-square and t-test analysis. The study established no significant difference on the academic performance and of male and female students, it equally established no statistically significant difference on the academic performance of students admitted through UTME and DE. Part of the recommendations stated that the society must try as much as possible not to be gender biased. Therefore both male and female students must be provided with equity and equal opportunities in the learning environment.


Modes of Admission, Gender Differences, Academic Performance, Educational Management, Undergraduate Students.


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