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The purpose of the study is to examine the consequences of single parenting on the academic performance of pupils in public and basic schools. This study used simple random sampling techniques to select five private and public junior high schools from about 56 public and private junior high schools in the municipality. The study adopted an explanative design to compare and analyze the effect of single parenting on the performance of private and public elementary school pupils in Berekum East municipality. The independent sample t-test was employed to examine whether there were statistically significant differences. The above results on the means of private schools (M = 4.1, SD =.050) and the means of public schools (M = 3.9, SD =.451) show that there is a statistically significant difference (t = 3.953, p =.000). Therefore, because p .05, I reject the null hypothesis and conclude that there is a statistically significant difference between private and public schools in terms of academic performance among the single-parented pupils. Perhaps the main area of effect of single parenting on the academic performance of pupils in private and public basic schools, as self-reported by pupils from single-parent homes, involves single parents’ not normally providing teaching materials and supervising their studies at home. This is not surprising since one parent would probably be occupied by so many things and activities and might not have time to supervise learning. The study recommends that school counselors engage in occasional talks with pupils from single-parent homes to be able to identify any social or behavioral issues they might be battling with and, in so doing, provide the necessary counseling assistance since single-parented pupils might not spend much time with the single parent.


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Kessie, D. . (2023). Consequence of Single Parenting on Academic Performance of Pupils in Public and Basic Schools in Berekum East municipality. Convergence Chronicles, 4(2), 68–72.


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