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American Journal of Food Science and Health, Vol.5, No.2, Jun. 2019, Pub. Date: May 10, 2019
Appraisal of Malnutrition on Academic Performance of Students in the Basic Schools in Ghana
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Authors
[01] Janet Asiedua Amoah, Department of Pre-vocational, Enchi College of Education, Enchi, Ghana.
Abstract
The main objective of the research was to find out the prevalence of malnutrition on the academic performance of students of Enchi College of Education Demonstration Basic School. The population for this study consisted of all the Junior High School (JHS) students of Enchi College of Education Demonstration School in the Aowin municipality in the Western North Region of the Republic of Ghana. A random sampling technique was used to select a sample size of 60 respondents made up of 35 boys and 25 girls from the school for the survey. The main instrument for data collection was Close-ended questionnaire, and ten (10) items were used to explore the influence of malnutrition on academic performance of (JHS) students of Enchi College of Education Demonstration School. It was concluded that there was lesser degree of prevalence of malnutrition among students. It is therefore recommended that educational stakeholders should try to address all effects of malnutrition by ensuring that children are assisted and guided to eat a proper diet in order to have holistic development since it was evidence from the study that the quality of food pupils eat were questionable.
Keywords
Appraisal, Malnutrition, Academic Performance, Students, Basic Schools, Ghana
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