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Academic Paper from the year 2019 in the subject Didactics - English - Pedagogy, Literature Studies, , language: English, abstract: This study examines the effects of Nigerian pidgin on students' performance in English studies using selected students of Junior Secondary School, Bwari Abuja as case study.
In conducting the research the researcher uses qualitative and quantitative approach method and sources data from both primary and secondary sources. Primary data are collected through the use of questionnaire with open-ended variables while secondary data collection is from existing literature on the project topic. Likert-type scale arranged in order of "very significantly", "significantly", "neutral", "insignificantly" and "very insignificantly" are used to get respondents opinion on the variables. The major research questions are: What are the effects of Nigerian Pidgin on students' performance in English studies? Are students allowed to use Nigerian Pidgin in academic works? The general objective of the study is to find out the impact of Nigerian Pidgin on students' performance in English studies while the hypotheses posit for the study include:
Ho1: There is no significant relationship between Nigerian Pidgin and students' performance in English Studies.
Ho2: There is no significant relationship between students' use of Nigerian Pidgin on the outcome of their academic performance.
The major results of the study indicate that 94% or the respondents posits that Nigerian Pidgin affects academic performance while the test of hypothesis with a degree of freedom 4 percent indicate that there is a significant relationship between Nigerian Pidgin and students' performance in English studies. The study recommends that the use of Nigerian Pidgin in an academic community such as Junior Secondary School Bwari, Abuja should not be encouraged. The study suggests that a more robust examination on the research topic involving other academic communities be conducted. Besides,, a comparative study on the impact of Pidgin on students' performance in other English speaking countries should be carried out in order to investigate how its been handled.