Teacher Quality and Student Achievement in Kiswahili in Primary Schools of Kasipul Division, South Rachuonyo District, Nyanza Province Of Kenya

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Kampala International University, bachelors degree of arts with primary education
The purpose of this study was to study the effect of kiswahili teacher quality on the academic achievement of students in the selected schools of Kasipul Division, Kinango District of Kenya. The objectives of the study were; to determine if teachers motivation affects academic performance of students in Kasipul Division, to determine whether the teachers qualification affects academic achievement of students in Kasipul Division, and to investigate whether if facilities at school affects academic performance of students in Kasipul Division The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the teachers and interview guide to the headmasters of the schools which participated in the study. Findings indicated that teacher experience, qualification of the teacher and the motivation of the teacher have a direct relationship with the performance of students in kiswahili. Recommendations included Government making facilities at school for kiswahili teachers to teach in a conducive environment in order to aid the better performance of kiswahili students in their schools and that government should make sure that it facilitates unqualified teachers to go for further studies to improve the academic achievement of students in kiswahili.
A Research Report Submitted to the Institute of Continuing and Distance Studies in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Award of Bachelor of Education Arts (Primary) of Kampala International University
Teacher Quality, Student Achievement, Kiswahili, Primary Schools, Nyanza Province Of Kenya