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Title: Education Update in the Press and Academic Achievement of Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Makindye Division, Kampala District Uganda.
Authors: Kyeyune, Hamza
Keywords: Academic Achievement
Education Update
Press
Kampala District Uganda
Issue Date: Sep-2012
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
Abstract: This study set out to examine the relationship between presence of academic updates in the press and academic achievement of pupils in selected primary schools in Makindye division, Kampala Uganda. The study employed a descriptive comparative and descriptive correlational and an ex post facto survey design. The descriptive comparative survey design was used to describe the differences in perception of education update availability and accessibility. The descriptive correlational survey design was used to describe the relationship between degree of education update in press (Newspapers) and level of academic achievement of pupils. The study was mainly ex post facto because it was based on already existing results. It was guided by five major objectives which included; To describe the profile of the respondents gender and age (for pupils), gender, age, academic qualification, and experience for teachers, To determine the degree of availability of education updates in the press (Newspapers) as perceived by the respondents, To determine the level of accessibility of education updates in the press (Newspapers) as perceived by the respondents To investigate the level of pupils academic achievement from 2006 — 2010 to determine if there is a significant difference in the accessibility and availability of academic updates, To establish if there is a significant relationship between the degree of availability and accessibility of education update in the press (Newspapers) and the level of academic achievement of pupils between years 2006-2010. Researcher made questionnaire was used to collect data from 800 pupils and 800teachers and their responses were analysed using means, frequencies and percentage distributions and regression analysis. The findings indicated male respondents (59.9%) are slightly higher than female respondents at (40.1%) for pupils, and male respondents (49.5%) female respondents at (50.5%) for teachers are evenly distributed. The age group of 13-16 (91%) over dominated other age for pupils while the age group of 40-59 (65.9%) over dominated other age groups. holders (48.7%) and degree holders (34.4%) dominated the category of qualifications for teachers, while regarding teaching experience, 98.6% had taught for more than Syears. Descriptive analysis showing means revealed that level of availability of education updates in press in the sampled schools are adequate, because most of the mean ratings are 3 which fall under agree without doubt on the Likert scale. The study also revealed that level of accessibility of education updates in press (Newspapers) are fair because most of the mean ratings are 3 and 2 which fall under agree without d’oubt and disagree with some doubt on the Likert scale. The study revealed that copies of newspapers bought in the sampled schools were inadequate (2.0%), and consistency in buying the newspapers was also inadequate (2.47%). Data analysis using Pearson s Linear correlation coefficient showed a positive significant relationship among level of accessibility and level of availability of academic updates. Basing on the above findings the following conclusions were made; There is an even distribution of male and lemale teachers and pupils in selected schools in Makindye division. Majority of teachers in Makindye division are Diploma and Degree holders, and availability of newspapers and academic updates in the press (Newspapers) are generally inadequate, schools do not buy enough copies of newspapers and do not buy newspapers consistently. Basing on the findings of the study, the researcher recommends the following; In order to improve pupil’s academic achievement, the schools needs to devise means of filing education updates for pupils to use them as reference since research has shown that pupils have a positive attitude towards education updates in the press and some questions from education updates appear in the final exam. The government and school administrators should put a vote on the budget to buy enough copies of newspapers so that pupils can have adequate access to the education updates in press. If the government cannot allocate such monies, it should allow schools to increase on the money they charge in form of school fees so that they can be able to finance expenditure on newspapers.
Description: A Thesis Presented to the College of Higher Degrees and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master in Education Management and Administration.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/3938
Appears in Collections:Masters of Educational Management and Administration - Main and Ishaka Campus

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