Impact of financial resources on academic performance of students in secondary schools within Mandera central, North Eastern Kenya

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Kampala international University College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This study was carried out within Mandera Central which is located in Nairobi North - district of Kenya. To come up with this study, the researcher had to be driven by the cardinal (general) objective formulated prior to data gathering and this had been stated as: This study is intended to investigate the influence of financial resources on the academic performance of students in secondary schools within Mandera Central in North Eastern Kenya. It is from such an objective that the researcher generated the general research question and this aimed at realizing the intentions of the study. The study employed a descriptive survey design since the whole study was about explaining a scenario or an event. The findings from the study revealed that inadequate financial resources, low student-teacher ratio, poor structures in schools and inadequate teaching learning aids among others were a major impediment to the progress of learners in schools and hence affecting their performance. Measures suggested to address such a problem included; provision of more learning aids and improvement on school structures, increasing teachers' salaries and granting more teachers to schools that are lacking staff- all of which necessitated increased government funding.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment of the Award of Diploma of Education of Kampala International University
Financial resources, Academic performance, Students, Secondary schools, Mandera central, North Eastern, Kenya