Impact of malnutrition on the academic performance of learners in Mbitini Zone Kitui District-Kenya

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Kampala International University: College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This is evaluative research on the impacts of malnutrition on academic performance two selected schools in Kilui District. The study shall be carryout in September through December. Dara shall recollected by use of questionnaires, in the fields and personal observations 10.forma sample of50 respondents by stratified random sampling. The study expected to have reliable information that could be used by teachers to improve academic performable in schools. It was found out that several factors led to malnutrition: namely the personal aspect, school factors, family and her social factors. It was also found that malnutrition is high among the illiterate and poor parents. The researcher recommends that parents should be sensitized on the academic roles hence be reduced lo 1:70 ratio. This •will help the teacher to interact freely with the pupils. The researcher also recommended that the minister of education did not only appoint education officers but also train them properly so as to enable them to help teachers to deal with malnutrition makers effectively
A research report submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Award of a Bachelor's Degree in Early childhood primary Education Kampala International University
Malnutrition, Academic performance