Teaching materials and performance of commerce at ordinary level in secondary Schools in Bulisa District

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The study investigates the factors affecting girl child academic perfomance in Vihiga west zone. The study was conducted in nine selected schools in Vihiga west zone, Vihiga District of Western Province- Kenya. The purpose of the study was to assess the factors that affect girl child academic performance in Vihiga west zone, Vihiga district, Kenya. The researcher used a quantitative, non experimental descriptive, co-relational research design. The objectives of the study was to establish the relationship between gender and school dropout, to Investigate impact of family status on the enrolment of girls in primary schools, to establish the relationship between examination performance and Girl school drop out, to establish the enrolment rate for both girls and boys in primary schools. The researcher found out that there is a significant relationship between family status and academic performance, that the enrolment of girls is low compared to boys and a low relation ship between gender and academic performance. The researcher recommends that parents should be sensitized on the need to educate girl child, the government should encourage girl child education by at least lowing cut points of girl child, teachers should be sensitized on how to encourage girls to cope with their education, the government, community, non-governmental organizations to resource and facilitate girl child for a better education.
Research report submitted to the institute of open distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Degree of Bachelor of education in Kampala International University
Teaching materials, Performance of commerce, Ordinary level, Secondary Schools, Uganda