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PROJECT TOPIC: INFLUENCE OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY ON THE ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF STUDENTS IN SELECTED SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN GWAGWALADA AREA COUNCIL

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Environmental Factors Affecting Students’ Academic Performance in

         Secondary Schools

Students need safe, healthy and stimulating environment in which to grow and learn. During the school year, students can spend 6 to 8 hours at the school where the environment plays a significant/critical role in child development. More of the time is spent in the school yard or travelling to and from school. This condition requires careful planning and designing to optimize experiences that support education, health and stewardship (Byoung-Suk and Christopher, 2012). Therefore, the school environment is of paramount importance in shaping and reshaping intellectual ability. However, supportive and favorable school environment enriched with enough learning facilities, and favourable climate makes students more comfortable, more concentrated on their academic activities that resulted in high academic performance. The forces of the environment begin to influence growth and development of the individual right from the womb of his mother. The educational process of development occurs in physical, social, cultural and psychological environment. A proper and adequate environment is very much necessary for a fruitful learning of the child. The favourable school environment provides the necessary stimulus for learning experiences. The students spend most of their time in school,



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