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Title: Effects of poverty on the performance of biology subject on education learners: a case study of Nyeri district central province of Kenya
Authors: Wanjiru Irungu, Grace
Keywords: Poverty
Biology subject
Education learners
Nyeri district central province
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The major objective was to find out on the effects of poverty on the academic, performance of special needs education learners: The case study was of Nyeri District Central Province of Kenya. A total of 60 (sixty) participants, 30 teachers, 10 parents, 15 Pupils and 10 political leaders were involved in the study. The study question was investigated in line with the research questions of the study. The first research question sought to find out the causes of poor performance of biology subject of education learners. The study discovered that; Poor feeding, Poor teaching techniques, Poor teacher-pupil's relations, Poor learning environment, Poor teaching facilities/ learning materials in their success and Poor teacher's qualification on subjects. Were the factors given by the respondents. The second research question sought to find out the effects of poverty to the performance of biology subject of education learners The study findings revealed that; Poor nutrition and feeding habits in schools, Limited provision of school facilities, Creation of poor relations between the school and some parents, Less staff development and training opportunities, Exposure of students, parents and staff to stressful situations, Dropping out some subjects and Declined interest in education. The third research question south to find out the solutions of poverty to the performance of biology subject of education learners The answers given by respondents to this researcher question therefore as follows; Setting up of education insurance for the poor, Encouraging community initiatives in financing Schools, Award Scholarships, Waiving duty on learning and teaching materials and Employment of parents. Conclusions and recommendations were then made after presenting and interpreting the data.
Description: A Research Report Submitted In The Faculty Of Open And Distance Learning As Requirement In A Partial Fulfillment Of The Awards Of A Bachelors Degree Of Science With Education Of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science with Education

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