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Title: Effects of poverty on the academic performance of learners in the selected primary schools of Central Division Kajiado District,Kenya
Authors: Kereku, Solomon
Keywords: Poverty
Issue Date: Aug-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 primarily schools in Central Division,Kajiado District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were toinvestigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academicperformance in Central Division, and to investigate the role of thecommunity in alleviating poverty and improving education in Central Division. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires to the staff members of the schools and students 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 students 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 students to learn well.
Description: A research report presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree Bachelor of Special Needs Education of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

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