Parents- teachers’ co-operation and students’ academic performance: a case study of Kitgum Town College Westland parish, Kitgum district

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Kampala International University, Faculty of Education
This study undertook to identify the number of parents. Teacher's co-operation and students' academic performance in Kitgum Town College, Kitgurn District. Across the Sectional survey focusing primarily on sampled students who had performed poorly in the government officials directly involved in the implementation of programs was used. The area of study was Kitgurn Town College, Kitgurn district, Westland parish. The major methods used were questionnaires, oral interviews, stratified sampling by proportional allocation was employed, and document analysis. 120 respondents were interviewed, questionnaires, and a focused group discussion. Although the district local government and development pmtners are making a difference to ensure quality academic performance by students through access, retention and computation of the secondary school cycle for students both boys and girls, the study revealed that access to educational opportunities alone do not guarantee survival and enabling family, community and school environment is more paramount. Another finding was a correlation between age of entry and length of stay of the students especially the girl child- education in the education system. Late school enrollment is likely to affect a student's ability to complete the cycle, leaving her a student overage for the teaching-lem·ning activities being undertaken by the school. The psychological changes that come with adolescence require a learning environment that is more responsive to students' needs. It was evidenced that a girl child needs an enabling environment to be a positive change agent in the community. This study has clem·ly shown that ensuring girls and boys benefit equally
A research report submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor’s Degree in Guidance and Counselling with Education of Kampala International University
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