Conflict and its effect on student performance in Somalia a case of Somali student in kiu Kampala-Uganda

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Kampala international international: College Humanities and Social Sciences
The topic of the study was conflict and its effect on student performance in Somalia, case study of kiu Somali student in Kampala-uganda. The problem was to find out the effect of conflict on students’ performance. The purpose of the study was to establish relationship between conflicts and students performance in Somali student in KIU, Kampala, Uganda. The objectives of the study were to determine the profile of the respondents in terms of gender, age, level of education and experience, to examine the extent of conflict in Somalia, to investigate the performance of students in various disciplines, to determine if there is a significance relationship between conflict and student performance in KIU, and to determine if their significance difference between conflict and student performance. The study was conducted through descriptive survey used mean and standard deviation and correlation research was designed quantitative and qualitative approach with a questionnaire which includes 40 respondents from selected KIU University in Kampala, Uganda. The findings of the study indicated the following; the study discovered that there is conflict in Somali students, including functional and dysfunctional based on tribalism and historical background of the student. The negative impact of conflict on student performance is decreased efficiency, quality, and the GPA decreased of student and they perform poorly caused much of them not completed Their study or performed dis-satisfactorily. The study also discovered that there is conflict including negative side which dysfunctional conflict and this is the negative impact, lack of trust, poor performance; reduce on ability to innovate, and perform well. In Conclusion was made in line with the themes of the study and were based on the findings of the study, it was concluded that poor performance was caused by several factors which included internal conflicts, external conflicts, interest conflict among student and historical differences. In other words, low level of class attendance, communication barriers, low level Of class participation and group discussions found out as the main source of poor performance. The study lastly concluded that students class attendances, class participation, discussions were low. Meanwhile, there is a barrier of communication between student and lecturers; furthermore, the study concluded the three were low performance caused poor method of reading, Absenteeism, and environmental conditions. It was recommended that there is need to address the issues that led to conflict that is by reconcile the clan in the Somalia, the government should address the issues of education system in Somalia to promote well standardized education that line with the MDGs. Government of Somalia with seeking help of international community should seek ways to address the problem of warring party and the ideology of clannish, and should deal the clan based problems to prevent conflict that resulted from such fronts. It was recommended that the student should be focus on their study and leave behind other manner issue like clan ideology and historical background. It recommended also that the student associations pays special attention to improving organizational practices by modifying communications, reducing differences, reducing internal conflict among students and giving training students to integrate one another.
A research report submitted to the college of humanities and social science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of bachelor of arts in economics of the Kampala International University
Public Administration, Conflict, Effects, Student performance, Somalia