Learning resources and academic performance in kiswahili in selected secondary schools in mutonguni division kitui districtkenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This study sought to find out the impact of learning resources on performance of students in Kiswahili subject in Mutonguni division. The study was guided by research objectives, identifying the relationship between learning resources and academic performance, attitude of teachers, investigating the characteristics of classroom environment and quality of teachers. The study was expected to be significant to the future researchers, teachers and also parents. The study reviewed literature on the availability and use of teaching, learning resources, teachers' attitude, and classroom environment as a learning resource, impact of instructional resources, and quality of teachers. The study used case study design. The sampling technique used was stratified random sampling comprised of six secondary schools, six head teachers and twelve parents. The questionnaire, interview and observation schedule checklist were used as the instruments to collect data. The data was quantitatively and qualitatively analyzed using tables, pie charts, percentages and description. The study finding indicated that many schools in Mutonguni did not have adequate Kiswahili learning resources and key stake holders like parents were not involved in provision of learning resources. Lack of learning resources had a negative impact on student's performance in Kiswahili subject. The research recommended sensitization and mobilization to be done to teachers, parents and the community about the importance of Kiswahili language learning resources and also in other subjects . the government should also put on campaign on the need of learning Kiswahili since it is one of the official languages in Kenya.
A research project submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Bachelor Degree of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Learning resources, academic performance, kiswahili, kitui district Kenya