MY BOOK



Academic performance has become a subject of critical debate for a long time now. This issue which had assumed a dimension that calls for national attention had at different times mandated experts in the field of education to look for better ways of tackling it so as to bequeath a better legacy to the future generation. The concern is not only felt by the experts alone, but also by policy makers, parents, education stakeholders, as well as students. It is so alarming that government at different times sought for better ways of addressing the issue, but the question the government failed to answer remains that of neglect of the entire education system over a long period. This neglect made several parents to find solace in education provided by private organizations for their children and wards. This provision though not too different from that of government does not come easy but at exorbitant costs. However, those students whose parents and guardians could not afford the luxury of private schools do seek alternative route of attaining academic performance. King (2007) affirmed the alternative route to be in terms of motivational orientation tailored by different individual students towards attaining positive academic performance in secondary schools.