Poverty and pupils academic performance in selected primary schools in Tulimani division Makueni district Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
This study was carried out in Tulimani Division Makueni District. It covered poverty and dropout rates in primary schools. The ' major objective of this study was to examine the poverty and its implications 11n the school dropout and educational sector, the existing government interventions and also sought the effective policy recommendations for better conditions in the education sector. The study employed both qualitative and quantitative approaches, interview and structured questionnaire was used respectively. It was edited coded and analyzed by the use of table drawing, which put respondents in percentages and literature interpretations followed subsequently. The study observed that there are various causes of school dropout but poverty was found to be the leading causes. It affected the learners in a way that they failed to pay school fees, lack of scholastic materials, poor health conditions and poor feeding leading to poor performance and her.;:;e dropping out of school.
A Research Report Submitted To The Institute Of Continuing And Distance Learning In Partial Fulfillment Of The Requirement For The Award Of A Bachelor Degree In Special Needs Education Of Kampala International University
Poverty, Pupils academic performance, Primary schools, Tulimani division Makueni district, Kenya