The academic performance among primary school pupils in science subject in national examinations:

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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
The general objective of this study was to assess the learning resources and performance of pre-school children. The study was conducted in Kamwangi Division primary schools, Thika District Kenya. Ten political leaders, 20 pupils, 20 teachers and 30 community inhabitants were interviewed. Teachers, political leaders, pupils and community inhabitants participated in the study. A total of eighty (80) participants therefore participated in the study. The study question was investigated in line with the research questions of the study. The first research question was “What do you think are the major causes of the fluctuations in the performance of primary school pupils? The study discovered that; Poor learning environment, Poor teacher qualification, Poor academic syllabus, Poor pupils’ attitude toward science subject, Pupils’ absenteeism, Lack science equipment were the factors given under this research question. The second research question was “Of what impact do you think are the fluctuations in the performance of science subject among primary school pupils? The study findings revealed that; Doubt on teacher credibility, Imbalance in academic performance, Low number scientist, and discouragement in the subject were the answers given by the respondents. The third research question was “The third research question was “What do you think the National Examination Board can do to solve the fluctuations of performance among primary school performance? The answers to this question were; Provision of science equipment, Emphasis in science subject, Ban unnecessary absenteeism, Employ qualified teachers, Improve on learning environment, were the answers given. Conclusions and recommendations were then made after presenting and interpreting the data.
A Dissertation Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Award of a Degree of Education in Early Child Hood of Kampala International University
Academic performance, Primary school pupils, Science subject, National examinations, Kamwangi division primary schools, Thika district- Kenya