Causes of Poor Academic Performance among Students within Selected Secondary Schools: A Case Study of Gacharage Division, Kigumo District, Kenya

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in secondary education(Science)
Despite the introduction of Free Secondary Education Secondary, schools in Kenya have been performing poorly in the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations. Both the schools and individual Students have not yet accrued to the full benefits of FSE. This study investigated the causes of poor academic performance among Students in selected schools within Kigumo district, Kenya. The study employed casual- comparative design that seeks to discover possible causes and effects of behavior pattern or personal characteristics. However a rise can be realized since the teachers are well qualified and the teaching learning materials are there though inadequate. Students need to be encouraged to work harder on their own supplement what they are taught by teachers. In addition the teaching/learning resources need to be made adequate and the school needs general improvement to be conducive to better learning.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of a Bachelor in Education in Secondary Education (Science) of Kampala International University
Poor Academic Performance, Secondary Schools, Kigumo District, Kenya