Effects of child abuse on academic performance of pupils at primary school level in got Oyaro zone Rachuonyo north district Nyanza province Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between child abuse and academic performance of pupils in 23 primary schools in Got Oyaro Zone Rachuonyo North District in Nyanza Province Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were:- To establish the factors responsible for child abuse in schools in Got Oyaro Zone of Radinonyo North district Kenya. I identify the effects of child abuse in Got Oyaro Zone and suggest measure that should be underscored to handle and earnest the problem of child abuse and violation of the child rights. The method used for data collection were questionnaire to the pupils, teachers, education staff and some community members of Got Oyaro Zone. The findings revealed that child abuse has negative impact and affect pupil's academic performance in the zone during curriculum and co-curricular dispensation. The study therefore recommends that the government should take serious steps towards eradiation of the vice. The government should come up with effective ways of identifying the culprits and serious interventions be put in place to curb the ill in order to save the innocent child. Teachers should not ignore children who are withdrawn and who may be showing signs of trauma. The teacher should try to find out the root cause of such signs and strive to device possible means of solving the same. School counselors are therefore challenged to be available in school and offer counseling service ideally to assist these very vulnerable children whenever possible. They thus can transfer complicated cases to relevant authorities for appropriate actions. Members of the provincial administration, paralegal, Rachuonyo chapter, political and church leaders are called upon to come up work as a team for the posterity and education of this zone.
A research report submitted to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of the Bachelors Degree in Education of Kampala International University.
child abuse, academic performance, pupils at primary, Nyanza province