Effect of poverty on academic performance of pupils at Masalani primary school in Masalani zone, Ijara district, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of poverty on pupil's academic performance of the selected primary schools in Masalani Zone, Ijara District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academic performance in Masalani Zone, and to investigate the role of the community in alleviating poverty and improving education in Masalani Zone. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires to the staff members of the schools and students involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. While linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frequency and percentages. Based on the findings it was observed that poverty affected the academic performance of students negatively. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations on areas pertaining to the provision of school facilities for students to learn well
A Research Report Presented to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Education in Arts of Kampala International University
Poverty, Academic performance of pupils, Masalani primary school, Masalani zone, Ijara district, Kenya