This study was carried out to find out the influence of school location on the achievement of students taught Oral English with games technique. One research question and two null-hypotheses guided the study. The quasi-experimental research design involving non-equivalent control group was used for the study. The sample consisted 304 JS III students drawn from eight intact classes in Idah Education Zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. Pre-test and post-test were administered to all the groups (treatment and control). A 60-item Oral English Achievement Test (OEAT) was used for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. The finding of the study was that location had influence on students’ achievement. The paper recommends, among others, that government should carry out proper monitoring and supervision of Oral English teachers in both urban and rural areas of Nigeria.
Keywords: Games Technique, Oral English, School Location, Students’ Achievement
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