The Impact of Nursery Education on Academic Performance of Primary One Pupil, a Case Study of Nakawa Division, Kampala District

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Kampala international international: College of Education, open and distance learning
This research arose from the popular public concern about the performance of pupils in primary schools. The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of nursery education on academic performance of primary pupils. The objectives of the study were to examine the effectiveness of nursery curriculum being implemented in the nursery schools, examine the relationship between nursery education and performance of children in primary one. And assess the significance of nursery education to a child’s intellectual development and finally to come up with possible solutions to curb the problem. Consequently research questions were designed in order to guide the research work. The study a~1opted ~basically descriptive research design which also used qualitative and quantitative methods. Using probability proportion to size (PPS) method, 160 including nursery graduates, play grounds pupils, teachers, head teachers and inspectors. The target population was nursery graduates, play grounds pupils. Two research instruments were designed to collect primary and secondary data on objectives of the study. The study established among others that there was also relationship between nursery education and primary one performance in Nakawa Division. There was significant difference in the academic performance of children who went through nursery education find those who didn’t. Even though some nursery schools were not well equipped and therefore could not teach well their pupils, they as well lack established system. Research revealed that with well-established system, nursery education can be of importance.
A Research Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education in Early Childhood and Primary Education of Kampala International University
Education, Nursery Education, Primary One Pupil, Academic Performance, Nakawa Division,, Kampala district