Attendance and academic performance of pupils: a case study of Oburin Parish Serere Constituency Soroti District

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The study aimed at finding out about attendance and poor academic performance in Oburin parish Serere constituency, Soroti District. It was realized that in other parts of Uganda good attendance and academic performance had deeply taken place while us in Serere it has not. In this research, a combination of both quantitative and qualitative design were used for this study. Also purposive sampling as a method in research was used to find out the necessary information as pertains the study. The findings revealed that the child education in Serere constituency which included negative attitudes of the community, unclear policies, lack of sensitization, natural calamities among others. The findings indicate the need for increased sensitization, formulation of clear policies, guidance and counseling, improve on teaching methods, teachers should go for re-refresher courses. However, it is hoped that another research should be carried out to find more factors affecting attendance and academic performance of pupils in the study area.
A research report submitted to the institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of Diploma in Education of Kampala International University
Attendance, Academic, Performance