The contributing factors to the academic performance of students in selected secondary schools in Nambale Division Busia District Kenya

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Kampala International University , College of Education, Open & Distance Learning
This study focused on the contributing factors to academic performance of the students in Nambale division of Busia District, Kenya with specific objectives to: examine the impact of parent’s level of income and academic performance of the learners; establish the relationship between teachers teaching experience and learners academic performance and to establish the relationship between parents level of income and academic performance of the learners establish as well as determining factors that influence student’s academic performance in K.C.S.E examinations. The research was based on descriptive survey and relied on qualitative and quantitative methods applied on the eight selected secondary schools by help of questionnaires as research instruments. The study respondents involved teachers, parents and students. The findings showed that some aspects like level of education, income, interest of the teachers, students and parents do affect students’ academic performance at K.C.S.E. Because of this, the study is guiding policy formulation to help in improving performance. The researcher recommended the government to adopt a policy of helping low income parents and children from low income families. The researcher also recommended the teachers to have a positive attitude towards academic performance of the learners
A Thesis Presented to the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research Kampala International University Kampala, Uganda in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Masters in Educational Management and Administration
Academic performance, Students in selected secondary