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Title: Factors affecting academic performance of secondary school students in Central Division of Mwingi District, Kenya
Authors: Musyoka, Agnes
Keywords: Students
Issue Date: Oct-2008
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The investigation into the factors affecting t~e academic performance of students in Africa especially in Kenya~ ~ected due to fact that ~ . there are ~le funds to carry out the study. The Purpose of thls study was to investigate the factors affecting the performance in the selected schools of Central Division in Mwingi District. The specific objectives of the study were to determine if discipline affects the students' academic performance in the selected schools of Central Division, to determine if teacher qualities affect the students' academic performance in the selected schools of Central Division; and to determine if school facilities affect the students' academic performance in the selected schools of Central Division. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires and interview guides to students, teachers and head teachers of the schools involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. Based on the findings it was observed that teacher qualities, discipline of students; and school facilities have a direct impact on the students' academic performance. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations that the Government should provide more teaching learning facilities in schools to make the learning environment more attractive to students and teachers among other recommendations
Description: A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education (Special Needs) of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Special Needs Education

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