The study examined the perception of students and teachers on the cause of poor academics performance among secondary school students in Enugu North, Enugu State. Subjects for the study were fifty (50) students and fifty (50) teachers randomly drawn from four secondary schools in Enugu North Local Government Area of Enugu state. Questionnaire was used to collect relevant data for the study. Percentages and Chi-square were used to analyze the research questions. Responses of teachers showed that teachers qualification and studentsâ€™ environment do not influence studentsâ€™ poor performance but teachersâ€™ methods of teaching influence poor academic performance. Studentsâ€™ response on the other hand showed that while teachesâ€™ qualification and studentsâ€™ environment influence studentsâ€™ poor performance teacher methods of teaching and learning materials do not. The implications of these findings for secondary school guidance counselors interested in counseling adolescents for good academic performance were discussed.