AN ASSESSMENT OF THE INFLUENCE OF CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT ON STUDENT’S ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
Education in Nigeria has become a gigantic industry that has been recognized not only as a tool for nation building but also as a source from which individual Nigerians can realize their goals and aspirations. The vision of every society in modern times is that education be used as a tool for social change. In other words, if a country desires to bring about a new philosophy, a new orientation, a new social order or a new thinking pattern, the vehicle for such a change is education. To effect a desired change such a country must undertake modification of its curriculum as a first step, followed by classroom instruction, which is derived from the affected curriculum and implemented by the teacher in the classroom.
The classroom is the environment where teaching and learning takes place. Classroom is the power-house in which the success or failure of the teaching-learning process is sustained (Wigwe, 2013). It is a learning environment where all the factors conducive for learning are put in place such as physical- sensory elements, that is lighting, colour, sound, space, furniture, among others. It does not necessarily mean an empty room; it includes laboratories, workshops, among others (Kanu, 2012). The anticipation and objectives of formal education are normally accomplished in the classroom using a well planned curriculum through effective classroom management.