PERCEIVED INFLUENCE OF ETHICAL CODES ON STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN PUBLIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN RIVERS STATE.
Keywords:Perceived Ethic Code, Students Academic, Achievement, Public Schools
The study investigated the perceived influence of ethics code on students’ academic achievement in public senior secondary schools in Rivers State. The study adopted a descriptive research design. The population consisted of f six hundred and forty-nine (649) of principal and teachers in senior public secondary schools in Rivers State while the sample size consisted of the same number of respondents. One set of self-structured instruments titled “Total Quality Management – Students’ Academic Achievement Questionnaire (TQM-SAPQ). The cronbach alpha method of reliability was adopted. The pre-test and post- test scores were correlated using taro yamene analysis and a reliability coefficient of 0.73 was obtained which indicated that the instrument was reliable enough to carry out the study. The findings shows that principals and teachers of public secondary schools in Rivers State are in consensus that ethical codes to a very high extent influences students’ academic achievements in public schools. It was recommended that amongst others, there should be a high level of training and continuous improvement of personnel, team work and cooperation amongst management staff and students and teachers’ communication and recognition should be accorded high training,.