The academic performance of girl child in Primary Schools in Soy Division, Eldoret West District, Kenya.

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning.
The study looked at assessing the performance of girl child education in selected primary schools in Soy Division, Eldoret West, Kenya. There are direct and opportunity costs of education which has strong negative effects on female educational opportunities. The purpose of this study was to assess the factors influencing performance of girl child education in relation to access, participation and completion rates in Soy Division, Eldoret West district. The study sought to bring out the current state of knowledge on the socio-economic, socio-cultural, scho.ol and political factors influencing female participation in education. The study adopted a survey research method. The sample included a 25 head teachers and I 150 students. The researcher used questionnaires to collect data. Both qualitative analyses descriptive statistics involving tabulations, graphs and percentages was used to analyze the data. The findings were presented in terms of tables and charts and discussions of the findings after every pictorial presentation. A summary, conclusion and recommendations with suggestion for further diagnostic research were made.
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements of the Award of Bachelors Degree in Primary Education (Arts) of Kampala International University.
Girl Child, Primary Schools, Academic Performance, Eldoret West District, Kenya