Learner’s absenteeism and how it influences their academic progress in selected primary schools of Salawa Division, Baringo County in Kenya.

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Kampala International University.College Of Education
The purpose of this research was to investigate the influence on learner's absenteeism on their academic progress in Baringo county, Salawa division in Kenya. The following objectives guided the study; to establish the prevalence and causes of absenteeism, to establish the relationship between absenteeism and poor academic perfonnance and to find out if absenteeism affects the children's retention in school. The respondents were teachers since they were the people with first hand info1mation about the lemners. A questionnaire was used to cany out this investigation. Finding of the study showed that absenteeism was rampant in school and the causes were both home based and school based factors, and that some learners pe1fonned poorly because of absenteeism and in some cases they dropped out of school. It was recommended that teachers change their attitude towards their learners and make learning interesting. They should also counsel the leaniers.
Research report submitted to the institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the degree in bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
Learner’s absenteeism, Influences, Academic progress, Primary schools, Baringo County Kenya.