INNOVATION CHANGE IN TECHNOLOGY AND JUVENILE DELINQUENCY AMONG SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN CALABAR EDUCATION ZONE, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA
This study investigated socio-cultural practices and academic performance of student in Social Studies in Junior Secondary School III in Calabar Municipality, Cross River State, Nigeria. Two statements of hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. Literature review was carried out based on the variables under study. Survey research design was utilized. Simple random sampling technique was used in selecting the 150 respondents sampled for the study. A validated 10 items four point likert scale questionnaire and Social studies achievement test was the instrument used for data collection. The reliability estimate of the instrument was 0.79 using Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Data was analysed using the descriptive analysis. The result of the study revealed that there exists a significant negative relationship between female genital mutilation, early chld marriage and Junior Secondary School III Social Studies Students academic performance in Calabar municipality of Cross River State, Nigeria. Government agencies at federal, state and local level should make possible steps to discourage these practices by setting watch up to the local traditional institution.