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Title: Cultural Practices and Academic Performance of Students in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education: A Case Study of Kapsokwony Division, Mt. Elgon District Kenya
Authors: Chesebe, Masai Micah
Keywords: Cultural Practices
Academic Performance
Students in Kenya Certificate
Mt. Elgon District Kenya
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University, bachelors degree of education
Abstract: This study sought to establish the effects of cultural practices on academic performance of students in Kenya certificate of secondary education (KCSE) in Kapsokwony division, Mt. Elgon District. Specific Objectives of the study were: To establish the various cultural practices In Kapsokwony division, Mt. Elgon District, Determine the impact of cultural practices on the learning process in Kapsokwony division, Mt. Elgon District and Determine how harmful cultural practices can be eliminated in Kapsokwony division, Mt. Elgon District. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the students, and teachers and interviews for community members. The findings revealed by 77% of the respondents that early marriages was the most common cultural practice, followed by initiation ceremonies which were mentioned by 69%, birth ceremonies were also mentioned by 66% and burial ceremonies were mentioned by 54%. The study revealed by 70% of the respondents that cultural practices have an impact on the learning process. 15% said no and 15% were not sure. The impact of cultural practices on the learning process was time wastage(60%), followed by psychological torture(57%), exposure to society issues(43%), children feel grown up (38%) and those who said it had no impact were 20%. According 89% respondents sensitization of the community should be done as a way to eliminate harmful cultural practices. The study recommended that, the community should be sensitized and educated on the effects of cultural practices on children and the community at large. The government should make sure that it devises means of identifying those who engage in harmful traditional practices and hence punish them. School counselors should be available in schools and also identify children who have been victims of harmful traditional practices and hence help them to avoid dropping out.
Description: Research Report Presented To the Institute Of Open and Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor of Education in Science of Kampala International University
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