Factors affecting students’ performance in physics examinations in Utithi secondary school, Eastern Province, Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open distance and learning
This research study investigates the factors affecting performance of physics in Utithi secondary school, Kibwezi district, Eastern province, Kenya. The researcher at the inception stage got disturbed by declining performance in physics and for this reason he sought to find out the factors affecting the performance of physics and likely solutions. The investigation was conducted by collecting secondary data from the physics teachers of Utithi secondary school. The methodology used to collect other relevant data was a questionnaire which was designed and administered to physics teachers in the school. The researcher got records of the last internal results for physics for form fours of 2005, 2006 and 2007.moreover, the other relevant data was from primary sources using a questionnaire. Data analysis used was mean expressed in percentages. The relevant information got from the questionnaire was also expressed in percentage. The research findings and recommendations were significant in assessing the validity and reliability of internal physics examinations.
A Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education in Science to The Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IODL) Kampala International University
Students’ performance, Physics examinations, Utithi secondary school, Eastern Province, Kenya