Facilities and academic performance in biology amongst students of Kirirwa secondary school, Murang’a South District Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting the performance in Kirirwa Secondary school Muranga South District. The specific objectives of the study were to determine if discipline affects the students’ academic performance in Biology in Kirirwa Secondary school, to determine if science teacher quality affects the students’ academic performance in Kirirwa Secondary school; and to determine if school science facilities affect the students’ academic performance in Kirirwa Secondary school. The methods used for data collection was questionnaires and interview guides to students, teachers and head teachers of the schools involved in the study. In chapter four, the findings were presented and interpreted in relation to the study objectives and research questions. While linking to the existing literature, results included demographic characteristics, frequency and percentages. Based on the findings it was observed that teacher qualities, discipline of students; and school facilities have a direct impact on the students’ academic performance. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations that the Government should provide more teaching learning facilities in schools to make the learning environment more attractive to students and teachers among other recommendations,
A research report submitted to the institute of continuing and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Degree Bachelor of Education in Biology
academic performance, Biology, Kirirwa, Murang’a South District Kenya