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Title: The causes of student's academic failures in selected secondary schools in Mashuuru division, Kajiado district, Kenya
Authors: Letuati, Zakayo B.
Keywords: Students
Academic failure
secondary schools
Kajiado district, Kenya
Issue Date: Apr-2010
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
Abstract: The study examined the "causes of student's academic failures" with the objectives of finding the causes of student's academic failures in secondary schools and find out the possible solutions to curb or eliminate this problem. The researcher used sample random method to collect information from various respondents in Mashuuru division, Kajiado district in Kenya. The researcher used descriptive survey design with the aim of collecting information from respondents on their opinion in relation to student's academic failures in Mashuuru division, Kenya. The study found out that three factors are the most contributors for student's academic failures. Namely parents/ family causal factors, teachers/academic causal factors and the students/ personal causal factors; implying that these three parties are not joining their efforts together to produce better results. Conclusively Both students and teachers agreed positively to a significant degree on poor study habits, lack of personal discipline, and to some extent absence, emotional disturbance, lack _of capacity necessary for high school works as indicators of failures. Moreover, form one to form three high school subjects that revealed the most number of failures were in Mathematics, chemistry, physics and in English areas of learning. This study recommended that Teachers should widen students' awareness of the advantages one can get from attending classes regularly and studying his lessons habitually. In addition, Parent attitudes toward underperforming gifted children should be positive to impact motivation.
Description: A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirement of the award of Bachelors' Degree of Science with Education of Kampala International University
Appears in Collections:Bachelor of Science with Education

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