Factors influencing learner's academic performance in mathematics in selected primary schools of Opejo parish, Ciforo sub county, Adjumani district - Uganda

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Kampala International University, College of Education Open and Distance Learning
A descriptive study was carried out in Opejo Parish Ciforo Sub County, Djumani district, with a purpose of examining those factors influencing performance in Mathematics, in primary schools. The study was guided by the following objectives; to find out gender affects the children's performance in mathematics. To establish if the methods used in teaching mathematics are appropriate. To find out if the quality of teachers was good to carry out instruction in mathematics. To establish if teachers follow the policy recommendations for teaching mathematics. The population that was studied of comprised 66 teachers. From different schools of Opejo parish, Ciforo Sub county IN Adjumani district. The researcher used a questionnaire for collecting data. Finding revealed that a number of teachers had low qualifications which could not facilitate them to carry out effective instruction in mathematics, worse than that was that a number of teachers had not specialized in mathematics. It was also discovered using the reform based institutional strategies adopted were also found to be gender insensitive to the learners, and most teachers were not following the recommended policy implications for teaching the subject The following were recommended: that government intensifies the specialization of teachers in mathematics sensitization of teachers through workshops and seminars
A research report submitted to the Institute of Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Diploma in Education of Kampala International University
academic performance, mathematics, primary schools, Adjumani district