Post-election conflict and pupils' academic performance from selected primary schools in Gatanga Division in Tidka District in Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The study was guided by one general objective which was to identify effects of Post Election Conflicts on academic performance of pupils in Kenya, To identify effects of Post Election Conflicts on academic performance of pupils in Kenya, Thika district. Three specific objectives were drawn from which three research questions were derived to guide the study. (i) To examine how the Post Election Conflicts have affected pupils' academic performance in standard schools. (ii) To identify other factors that have affected pupil's academic performance in standard schools. (iii) To identify the attention given to these children by different stakeholders such as the government, international organizations, NGOs, CBOs, FBOs to curb the interference on the pupils academic performance. The study covered 100 pupils both males and females drawn from both standard seven and eight, Gatanga division standard school. Indeed the post election conflict in the region has had a negative effect on pupil's academic performance. Because of war experiences, many pupils still maintain the violent memories which cannot allow them to concentrate and pay attention to their learning. Many children have lost their parents and close relatives hence, they lack close social support which affects their academic performance. Other pupils reported that some of their parents have died also of AIDS which has worsened the situation. Under such circumstances academic performance of children is undermined. Because of the magnitude of all the above psychosocial problems, some pupils engage in maladjusted behaviors therefore comprising their education expectations and performance.
A dissertation submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Bachelor of education/Arts Degree of Kampala International University
Post-election conflict, Pupils' academic performance, Primary schools, Kenya