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Title: Factors contributing to the low academic performance in public primary schools in Nzeruni Zone, Mwingi District, Kenya
Authors: Mwende, Paul
Nelly
Keywords: Academic
Performance
Public
Schools
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The purpose of the study is to assess the poor academic performance in national examinations by pupils in Nzeruni Zone, Mwingi district. The specific objectives of the study were; to determine the relationship between Poverty and performance of pupils in national examinations, to determine the relationship between School facilities and performance Of pupils in national examinations, to determine the relationship between the quality of teachers and performance of pupils m national examinations, to determine the relationship between Indiscipline and performance Of pupils in national examinations and to determine the relationship between Home environment and performance of pupils in national examinations. The methods of data collection were questionnaires and interviews. The study revealed that school facilities are important for pupils to perform well in examinations. The study revealed that unqualified teachers do not teach well and this leads to poor performance in national examinations. The study revealed that children who are indiscipline perform poorly in national examinations. Finally the study revealed that parents who encourage their children contribute positively to children's performance. School facilities should be provided in schools so that children understand what they are taught. More teachers should be trained to cater for the growing number of pupils due to free primary education. The school environment should be made conducive for the pupils for example a clean environment should be emphasized and security provided. Parents should be sensitized on the importance of participating in their children's education and school activities
Description: A research report presented to the institute of Continuing and Distance Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree of Bachelor of Education (ECPE) Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/7632
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