Effects of poverty on the academic performance of learners in the selected secondary schools of Manga Division, Manga District Kenya

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
The purpose of this study was to establish the effects of poverty on learners' academic performance of the selected schools in Manga Division Manga District Kenya. To specific objectives of the study were to investigate the relationship between the effects mentioned and academic performance in Manga division, and to investigate the role of the community in alleviating poverty and improving education in Manga Division. The methods used for data collection were questionnaires to the staff members of the schools and learners involved in the study. 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 poverty affected the academic performance of learners negatively. In chapter five, development of solutions to the problem, summary of the findings and conclusions were attempted. The findings suggested recommendations on areas pertaining to the provision of school facilities for learners to learn well.
A research report presented to the College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of Bachelor Degree in Education Science of Kampala International University
Academic Performance, Secondary Schools