Causes of poor performance in physics in the selected girls schools in Ndivisi Division, Bungoma East District Kenya

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2009-04
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Kampala International University, College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
Abstract
The purpose of the study is to assess the causes poor academic performance in physics by students in Ndivisi Division, Bungoma East District Kenya. The specific objectives of the study were; to determine the relationship between Poverty and performance of students in national examinations, to determine the relationship between School facilities and performance Of students in national examinations, to determine the relationship between the quality of teachers and performance of students m national examinations, to determine the relationship between Indiscipline and performance Of students in physics and to determine the relationship between Home environment and performance of students in national examinations The methods of data collection were questionnaires and in terv1cws. The study revealed that school facilities are important for students to perform well in examinations. The study revealed that unqualified teachers do not teach well and this leads to poor performance in national examinations. The study revealed that students who are indiscipline perform poorly in national examinations. Finally the study revealed that parents who encourage their students contribute positively to children's performance. School facilities should be provided in schools so that students understand what they are taught. More teachers should be trained to cater for the growing number of students due to free secondary education. The school environment should be made conducive for the students for example a clean environment should be emphasized and security provided. Parents should be sensitized on the importance of participating in their children's education and school activities
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A Research report submitted to the institute of open and distance learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Bachelor’s Degree in Education of Kampala International University
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Poor performance, Physics, Girls schools, Kenya
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