The relationship between traditional culture and academic performance secondary schools in Mbale District

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Kampala International University,College of Education
This study was entitled The Relationship between Traditional Culture and Academic Performance; Case Study. The purpose of this study was to find out the relationship between Traditional culture and academic performance in secondary schools in Mbale district. The research investigated on the practices and beliefs of the societies in Mbale and how they influence education of students in secondary schools. The research gave suggestions and recommendations on how the government and schools as well as parents can fight against this challenge in the community such that they can improve student academic performance. The researcher further provided the relevance of culture in the society and the fact that education should embrace culture in order to produce responsible citizens though this has to be handled with some degree of control. It was guided by three objectives which were directed to the general objective as To find out the relationship between culture and education in secondary schools in Mbale and specific objectives as to establish the impact of traditional culture on the academic performance of students in secondary schools and to suggest the inclusion of cultural virtues in education system in Mbale District. The study was mainly descriptive therefore it used qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection. It also used quantitative methods to calculate and present the figures so as to obtain related findings. The study targeted the students, teacher and parents who became the primary source of data. The study found out that traditional culture has a strong relationship with student education and thus their academic performance and as a result the researcher recommended that teachers and the all schools have to respect students’ cultural norms in order to provide a smooth environment of learning at school for all learners. The study also recommended that the curriculum designers and controllers should put in considerations culture as it holds a big part in students lifestyle Chapter on is the introduction and back ground of the study.
A research report submitted to the college of education open distance and e- learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a degree of bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Tradition, Culture, Perfomance, Secondary school