Predicting Academic Performance of Students in Higher Institutions with k-NN Classifier

Omisore, O.M ; Azeez, N.A (2016)


Educational Information is the pre-processed data of profile and characters in any institution of learning. The volume of such data depends on the level of learning in the institution. As a result, in several institutions of higher learning, the massive information hosted bulges out of their database and thereby making it very difficult to establish presence of common consistent interesting patterns needed for decision making. In this paper, k-Nearest Neighborhood (k-NN) classifier is adopted for predicting academic performance of students in higher institution. Case study of returning students in department of computer science, University of Lagos, Nigeria is observed. Experimental result shows the classifier can predict performance of students who can be distinctive, hapless or intermediate in their studies.