Challenges Facing Learners With Specific Learning Difficulties In The Performance Of English In Kapsoya Eldoret Municipality.

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Kampala International University, College/School of Education
The study aims at finding out the challenges facing learners with specific learning difficulties in the performance of English in Kapsoya zone. The research study was necessarily paramount due to the poor performance in the K.C.PE examination for the last three years in English. The researcher has therefore dwelled on finding out the causes of the problem and there after suggesting recommendations to solve these problems. The data was collected using questionnaires which were distributed to the teachers, parents, pupils and head teachers. They were purposively sampled out from the four schools in Kapsoya zone. These were Kapsoya, Saroiyot, Border farm and Illula primary schools. The study established that all the schools were having very high enrolments. One classroom was having more than fifty pupils, as compared to a few teachers in the school. Therefore, the teachers could not access all the learners in the class and be able to meet every individual’s needs. Remedial teaching was not practical at the same time, teachers not able to cater for those learners with learning disabilities. Parents were also reluctant in monitoring and checking their children’s progress. The motivation of teachers and pupils also seem to be very low. The researcher made a few conclusion and recommendations. These includes employment of teachers, provision of school-based seminars and workshops, all stakeholders being involved in the provision of educational resources and motivation of both teachers and pupils.
A Research Report Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of The Requirements for The Award of The Degree of Bachelor of Education in Special Needs of Kampala International University August, 2008
Learning Difficulties, Performance Of English