An Investigation Into Effects Of Poverty On Primary Education: A case Study in Seneka Division Kisii South District

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree in special needs education
The purpose of this study was to find out the effects of poverty on primary education in Suneka Division- Kisii South District. The study used both questionnaires and interview schedules to obtain quantitative and qualitative data. The questionnaires were distributed to ten primary schools in the Division to the teachers and pupils. An interview was conducted with the parents and dropouts who represented the community members. The research findings showed that poverty did have an effect on the enrollment performance and completion drop out rate and the provision of teaching and learning facilities in the schools. This was because the respondent were able to maintain factors like lack of school funds, basic needs e.g food, uniform and financial strains in the part of parents. The researcher therefore, recommended the introduction of bursary schemes at primary level Development of agriculture extension programmes to enhance self reliance and increase support by non governmental organisations and community leaders. These recommendations would not only help to improve the conditions in the primary school, but also would have a notable impact on the performance of the pupils.
A Research Submitted To The Institute Of Open And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of Bachelor Of Education Degree In Special Needs Education Of Kampala International University
Poverty On Primary Education, Kisii South District