CHALLENGES FACED BY GIFTED AND TALENTED LEARNERS IN ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOLS IN NIGERIA
Gifted and talented learners sit in class rooms bored and frustrated, they are left out and are not really benefiting from an equal educational opportunity as their peers, and their full potential is not considered. Effective management of learners who are gifted and talented has continued to be an issue because the gifted are not catered for individually. This research project is on challenges faced by gifted and talented learners in academic performance in school. It has been organized in five chapters. The first chapter provides the background of the study, purpose of the study, objectives, and significance of the study. Chapter two contains a review of literature on the challenges of gifted and talented learners and ways to inform the public and students the importance of nurturing their talents and converting them to opportunities which can be developed into careers. Chapter three is on the methodology and the study design that the researcher used to reach out to the society and the community . This helped to discover what the community is doing in nurturing and developing the talents of the young learners who have different talents amongst themselves and the challenges that they face in relation to academic performance. Chapter four discusses the data analysis and interpretation. The data collected looked into their study habits, the academic challenges they face and how their talents are being nurtured. Chapter five provides ways of improving the skills and talents of students all over the county. This constitutes a perfect step in helping the young gifted and talented learners in the society.