Attitunal Problems Towards the Learning of English Language in Some Selected Secondary School in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria


This work examined the attitudinal problems toward learning of English language in some secondary schools in Hawul Local Government Area of Borno State. A descriptive survey design was used for the study. Sixty-six (66) respondents comprising of sixty (60) students and six (6) English language teachers were randomly sampled and questionnaires addressing likely Eleven (11) attitudinal problems in learning English Language were administered. The Likert-type scale of four (4) response pattern was used to rate the responses of the respondents. Data were analyzed using simple percentages. The findings reveal that mother tongue influences the students’ poor performance in English language in secondary school. There are other factors contributing to students poor performances in English language. These include, learning environment, poor methods of teaching, lack of good textbooks, poor language background and lack of professional growth development of teachers. On the whole, the performance of students in English language is poor and if the observed facts from this study are not timely tackled; there will be drastic decline in standard of education.