International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

The Impact Of Physical Exercise On Junior Secondary School Students’ Performance In Mathematics: Implication For Scientific And Technological Advancement In Nigeria

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Hamza Abubakar, Aminu Rabiu, Haruna Usman, Mansur Yahaya



Keywords: Exercises, Mathematics, Science, Technology Academic, Performance.



Abstract : In schools across Nigeria, physical exercise has been substantially reduced and in some cases completely eliminated. The potential for physical activity and fitness to improve cognitive function, learning and academic achievement in students has received attention by researchers and policy makers. The purpose of this research was to determine the effect of physical exercise (PE) on Junior Secondary students’ academic performance in mathematics. Participants were 100 students, purposefully sampled among Junior Secondary two (JSSII) students of Government Science Secondary School Musawa, Katsina in Nigeria. Data collection occurred before and after performing morning Exercises. The activity (exercises) was exercised on Mondays, and Thursdays, 50 minutes per week, in 10 weeks. Two research questions and one research hypotheses were formulated to guide this study. The statistical analysis showed there was a significant difference before and after the exercises in students Performance in Mathematics (p≤ 0.05). Based on the findings, it was recommended among the other things that morning physical exercise should be adopted in our school system particularly at junior secondary schools in Nigeria as it will improve students’ performance in Mathematic towards sustainable development in Nigeria.



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