Iseyin is a city located in the Nigerian state of Oyo. It is approximately 100 kilometers North of Ibadan. The city is estimated to have a population commission of Nigeria (web). The primary industry of the area is cotton-based textiles. Iseyin city is the Third largest city in Oyo State after Ibadan, Ogbomoso and Oyo cities respectively. It is also known as the Home of ‘Aso Oke’. Aso Oke is a popular local fabric material mostly used for ceremonies in Nigeria, Tobacco is grown there and it is a result of this that one of the biggest tobacco owned by the British and Americans had an office in the city. Frieslam Campina (Wamco) also has a milk center in the city. There is Ikere Gorge dam located in the city. It was said to be the second largest dam when it was discovered alongside, Kanji dam during Obasanjo regime(military) Iseyin has a Technical college and the Oyo State NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) permanent orientation camp was also sited in the city. There are massive of land which can be used for industries and school purposes. Iseyin city which is also known as EBEDI City is centrally located with road networks accessible from Ibadan, Oyo, Abeokuta and Ogbomoso. The title of the monarch of Iseyin City is ‘The Aseyin of Iseyin Land’.
Iseyin District Grammar School was established on the 24th of January, (1964), by the Anglican and Methodist mission. The school was later handed over to the Iseyin and its district comprising Ipapo, Ojaja, Otu, Komu, Igbojaye, Okeamu and Baba-ode. The school then was named Iseyin Grammar School later became Iseyin District Grammar School, Iseyin. The Anglican mission produced and pay the principal and staff while the Iseyin Community provided the infrastructure. The pioneer principal is Venerable Adesina G.O. The school now has closed to two thousand students and a staff strength of thirty one. The immediate past principal of the school is Chief Adeniyi Falade who is at present a permanent secretary school administration. Mrs Siyanbola Florence Omoniyi is the incumbent principal and of course the first woman to head the school since inception.
Marital relationships exist between a man and a woman when the two of them agree to live together and to establish their own family and live together until the end of their lives or till death separates them. Horny (1978) said that marriage is a union of man and a woman as husband and wife, most societies establish certain procedure and activities that must be followed before a marital relationship between a man and a woman can take place. These procedures include a period of courtship, the introduction of the man to the woman and vice versa. There will be marital dowry. All these are done to make the marital relationship a lasting and happy one. But all these notwithstanding, one finds that some marital relationships do not go along well with each other. Even though they had made a serious vow to live happily together either by the church or the traditional rite.
Conflict occurs in all human societies but, it occurs in various degrees, marital conflict is that situation between man and woman. This is where husband and wife have different opinion about issues, events or activities which cannot be mutually resolved. Marital conflict usually arises mostly due to lack of understanding between the man and the woman. This comes in different ways such as difference in education and social backgrounds, physical maintenance, love making, extra marital affairs. As people become more educated and society becomes more enlightened, one expects the frequency of marital conflicts to reduce but ironically, the reverse has been the case. The divorce rate has been on the increase, this project work attempts to examine conflicts, and suggest ways of reducing their rate of occurrence.
One wonders why our society has remained passively perplexed and helpless to the high increase of divorce rate which is a result and effect of marital conflicts in most societies, it was still in the tradition for parents to choose marital partners for their children. This has been one of the major causes of marital conflict and possibly divorce because the spouses are not opportuned to know and understand themselves before getting married. The rate of divorce in our locality is increasing because many get into marriage without been matured enough for it. This again is another factor of marital conflict in the society. In this, they have no experiences that guides them in the marriage institution. This study will look into the influence that marital conflicts seems to have on the academic performances of children (students) in schools.
In Nigeria, people hardly spare the thought for the role of parents on effective influence in the child academic performance. For instance, most parents are observed to rarely bother about their children’s progress at school. They feel they have fulfilled their responsibilities by paying their children school fees and providing them with school materials. They seems quite obvious of the fact that their children’s performance at school will contribute a lot to the achievement of their children. Most parents now-a-days are too pre-occupied to take interest in their children academic progress. They now feel it is the duty of the teacher to ensure that the children do well in the school. After all, that is what they are paid for. Consequently, it cannot be over emphasized in this study that parents of a child(student) must play the greatest role and impact in the process of influencing the child’s / student’s high academic performance in the school particularly at the first stage of development.
The objectives of this study are: