Assessment of Parents’ Involvement in Children School Activities in Ilorin South Local Government Area, Kwara State, Nigeria
This study assessed the level of parents’ involvement in children's school activities in Ilorin South Local Government Area of Kwara State, Nigeria. Three research questions were raised to guide this study. Descriptive survey research design was used in the study. Two hundred and seventeen (217) parents were randomly selected to participate in the study. A questionnaire titled “Parents’ Involvement in Children School Activities (PICSA)” (r = 0.81) using Cronbach Alpha was used to gather data for the study. Descriptive statistics involving frequency count and simple percentage were used to analyze the data collected. Findings revealed that parents’ involvement in children’s homework and project assignments was low. Also, their involvement in school extra-curricular activities as well as in their children’s classroom activities was equally low. Based on the findings, training, workshops and seminars for parents by school owners, government and relevant agencies on the benefits of parents’ involvement in children’s school activities as well as continuous training for teachers on the strategies of involving parents in school programmes were recommended.
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