English Language and Academic Performance in Secondary Schools; A case study of Matagaro Secondary School in Gucha.

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Kampala International University, Institute of Open and Distance Learning.
The study investigated English language and academic performance in secondary schools. The specific objectives among which were; To find out the relationship between English language and academic performance, to find out the effect of English language on academic performance. And to find out other factors affecting academic performance. The study environment was at Matagaro Secondary School, Ogembo Division, Gucha District, Kenya. The study found out that the school lacked adequate qualified teachers, teachers were not committed to duty, school administrators were not co-operative, teachers used mother tongue to teach, etc. The study recommended the government to train more teachers, equally the government should staff officers to organize workshops and refresher courses for teachers, the government and is asked to pay teachers well and teachers are asked to use student friendly teaching approaches. In conclusion . teachers, stakeholders, parents, students and other opinion leaders and shapers are called upon to take charge of education development to see to it that standards of Matagaro secondary are upheld in regional and national spheres.
Research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in Partial Fulfillment for the Award of a Bachelor's Degree of Education (Arts) of Kampala International University.
English Language, Academic Performance, Secondary Schools, Gucha District, Kenya.