Poverty and Pupils' Academic Performance in Selected Primary Schools in Kapsowar Zone, Kapsowar Division, Marakwet district, Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
This study was intended to identify the effect of poverty on academic performance of pupils in Kapsowar zone, Kapsowar division, Marakwet district, Kenya. In the review of related literature, all relevant sources were revisited and these greatly assisted the researcher in getting a clear picture of what the entire study was meant to entail. A descriptive design was adopted for this paiticular study since, it was all about descriptive of a scenario. Questionnaires formed the basis of gathering data by serving as the main instruments for data collection. Data collected was sorted, coded and prepared in frequencies and percentages which in this case had to be presented in tables. The findings from the study revealed that education and academic performance of learners are adversely affected by different social economic factors such as food availability as well as proper nutrition. Recommendations were made which called for sensitization of the public of the importance proper and stable family background and how they influence child development
A research project submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for Award of a Bachelor of a Degree of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University.
Poverty, Academic Performance, Pupils, Primary Schools, Marakwet district, Kenya