The Influence of Participation in Sedupe Se Sekolong (SSS) Educational Radio Programme on Academic Achievement

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the influence of participation in the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC)’s Sedupe Se Sekolong (SSS) educational radio programme on academic achievement of the Grade 12 learners in the Limpopo Province of South Africa. A random sample size of 252 schools was selected from a total population of 1601 schools in the three districts of the Limpopo Province. Of this sample size, 126 comprising of 120 principals and 6 teachers were selected as research group which participated in the SSS radio educational programme. The other 126 were selected as control group. The Sedupe Se Sekolong School Environmental Questionnaire (SSS-SEQ) consisted of closed questions which reflect the biographical information of the school was used to collect data. The 2017 National Senior Certificate Schools Performance Report was used to collect data related Grade 12 academic achievement of the previous three consecutive years of schools. The data analysis technique used was the t-test. The results revealed no significant difference in academic achieve before and after the schools participated in SSS educational radio programme. Results also indicated no significant difference in academic achievement between school that participated in SSS educational radio programme and those that did not. The implication of this study is that the SSS educational radio programme has no relationship with Grade 12 academic achievement of Grade 12 learners in the Limpopo Province of South Africa



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Lesiba Samuel Thitshere Maphoso, South African Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa
Mogau Clement Leshilo, South African Broadcasting Corporation, South Africa

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Conference: EuroMedia2018
Stream: Broadcast Media & Globalization

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