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Title: Poverty and children academic progress: a case study of Jera Zone, Sihay Division Ugenya District-Kenya
Authors: Ochieng, Charles Opondo
Keywords: Poverty
Children academic progress
Kenya
Issue Date: Apr-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The objective of this study was to examine the effect of poverty on the academic progress of children in Jera Zone, Sihay Division, Ugenya district Kenya. Some schools in Jera Zone were selected for this research and some children from these schools were sampled and given questionnaires to fill. The researcher based his selection on the previous examination done by these children in each class, four pupils were chosen among the top five and fur from among the bottom five in the exam. The researcher was concerned with the children's parents education, how their parents respond to payment of school levies, checking of books by parents, administering of punishment, who the domestic chores, whether they complete their homework or not, how often they fell sick, whether they access adequate food or not, whether they attended nursery school or not and their literacy. The finding was that 63% of those whose fathers have education above primary and 62% whose mothers have the same perform very well in class. 66% of those who are rarely sent home for school fees performed well also. 63% of those whose parents check their books, 59% of those who complete their home work, 57% of those who rarely fall sick perform well in school. 67% who did not attend nursery school performed very poorly in class.
Description: A research report submitted to institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of requirement for the award of Bachelor of education in early childhood of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/10290
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and Secondary Education

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