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Title: Effects of poverty on the academic performance of learners in the selected primary schools of Asego division Homa-bay district-Kenya
Authors: Awuor Otieno, Judith
Keywords: Poverty
Academic performance of learners
Primary schools
Asego division Homa-bay district
Issue Date: Apr-2011
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 learners' academic performance of the selected schools in Asego Division Homa-Bay District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academic performance in Asego Division, and to investigate the role of the community in alleviating poverty and improving education in Asego Division. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the staff members of the schools and learners involved in the study. 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 learners negatively. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations on areas pertaining to the provision of school facilities for learners to learn well.
Description: A Research Report Presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of Bachelor Degree in Primary Education of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor Degree in Primary Education

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