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Title: Correlates of Academic Performance of Orphaned Students in Selected Secondary Schools in Musanze District, Rwanda
Authors: Daniel, Dushimumuremyi
Keywords: Academic Performance
Orphaned Students
Secondary Schools
Issue Date: Nov-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, School of Education, Open and Distance and E-learning
Abstract: The researcher’s purpose is to identify and examine the correlates of orphaned students’ academic performance (academic achievement) in selected secondary schools in Musanze District, Rwanda. Chapter One of this research work is devoted to portraying the background of this study, emphasizing on the present life of orphaned students in Rwanda. This includes mainly these students’ academic performance. Chapter Two, emphasis is laid on factors affecting academic performance in general, and mainly on those affecting the academic achievements of orphaned students that include psychological, social and economic factors. With regard to Chapter Three, the methodology adopted to do this research is described. To verify the factors which are behind the poor performance, a survey was carried out in 7 secondary schools of Musanze District, a questionnaire and interviews as instruments were subjected to the respective respondents for data collection. In Chapter Four, the collected data were presented, analyzed and interpreted. The data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, and Pearson correlation of Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). Lastly, the findings, conclusions and recommendations of this work were given in Chapter Five. The researcher found that all psychological, social, and economic factors are positively related to orphaned students’ academic performance. Thus, this research revealed that the great majority of the respondents do not get timely and sufficient school fees and necessary scholastic materials. They suffer various great hardships during holidays, and are sometimes psychologically harassed by their colleagues. In spite of many efforts made by the Government and Non-Governmental Organizations to give a leg-up to orphaned students, a big number of them remain without any financial back-up, making them desperate, as the continuation and completion of their studies are not ensured. The recommendations made were mainly focused on identifying all needy orphaned students, and equip their respective homes with necessary means of improving their welfare and academic success.
Description: A thesis Presented to the school of Postgraduate studies and research Kampala international university Kampala, Uganda in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree Master of educational management and administration
Appears in Collections:Masters of Educational Management and Administration - Main and Ishaka Campus

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