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Title: Social economic background and child’s academic performance in the selected primary schools of Namwendwa Sub county District Kamuli, Uganda
Authors: Namukose, Edith
Keywords: Social economic background
Child academic performance
Primary schools
Namwendwa Sub county
Issue Date: Nov-2011
Publisher: Kampala International University, College/School of Education
Abstract: The main purpose of the study was to investigate social economic status and pupils academic performance in Namwendwa sub county, Kamuli District in Uganda Specific objectives were to determine the factors affecting academic performance of primary school learners in Namwendwa sub county, Kamuli District in Uganda in relation to: poverty, Cultural beliefs, parental attitudes and family structure The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers and focus group discussions with the pupils The findings from the study indicated that low economic status which was supported by 50%, Cultural beliefs 45%, parental attitudes 70% and family structure 80% are among the social economic factors that affect academic performance of pupils. The study recommended that the government should make sure that devise means of helping children from rural areas attain education. For example bursaries can be organized to help children from poor families. Teachers should not ignore children who are with drawn instead should try to fir.~! out the problem and devise means to solve it. For example children f:~n~ single parents
Description: A research report submitted to the college of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor’s degree of education of Kampala International University
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