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Title: Poverty and academic performance of pupils at kibii primary school in ruiru division, thika district Kenya
Authors: Gichaga, Pauline Njeri
Keywords: poverty
academic performance
kibii primary school
Thika district Kenya
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of poverty on pupil's academic performance of the selected primary schools in Ruiru Division, Thika District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academic performance in Ruiru Division, and to investigate the role of the community in alleviating poverty and improving education in Ruiru Division. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires to the staff members of the schools and students involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. While linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frequency and percentages. Based on the findings it was observed that poverty affected the academic performance of students negatively. In chapter five, development of solutions lo the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations on areas pertaining to the provision of school facilities for students to learn well.
Description: A research report presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree Bachelor of Education of Arts of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Arts with Education

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