Students play a crucial role in the society. They serveas the foundation of the future generations. A student’s main purpose is tostudy and acquire information to contribute to self-growth and be able to shareknowledge to others. The easiest way to learn, other than home, is going toschool. Schools are institutions made specifically for learning. Memoryretention is very essential in learning especially in situations when you haveto recall a specific lesson for recitation or the homework that the teachergave before leaving the school premises.
Inthe past, where there’s little or almost no modes of transportation available,students walk their way to their respective schools even if it’s miles away.But thanks to the innovative emergence of alternative means, different modes oftransportation are now accessible to everyone, especially students. Astime flies, more and more vehicles (both private and public) now occupy thestreets of the Philippines, specifically in Manila. According to CNNPhilippines (2015), Manila topped the longest minute spent commuting surveyconducted by Waze, a GPS-based navigation app, and named Manila, on a citylevel, has the “worst traffic on Earth”. The study examined 50 million Wazeusers in 32 different countries and 167 major cities with scores ranging from10 as satisfying and 1 for miserable. The answers were evaluated for the GlobalDriver Satisfaction Index and Philippines ranked ninth in worst places to drivewith a score of 0.4 in the traffic index.
This issue does not only apply to theworkers but for the students also who commute on a regular basis to go to theirrespective schools or universities. Notonly does traffic and other modes of transportation hindrances can affectstudent’s academic performance, this study seek to find out if there is arelationship between the respondent’s home distance and memory retention.