Causes of poor performance of students at Uganda Certificate Of Education (UCE) in the selected schools of Makindye Ssaabagabo-Wakiso District

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Kampala International University, Faculty of Education
This research focused on the causes of poor academic performance of students at Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) in Makindye Ssaabagabo - Wakiso District. It was based on the following objectives; The causes of poor academic performance of students at U CE, the effects of poor academic performance and the possible measures to reduce poor academic performance at U CE . This research used a cross section survey research because the study was descriptive in nature. The researcher also used quantitative and quantitative research methods, the quantitative ones helped the researcher to convert responses into percentages and qualitative methods helped the researcher to get more knowledge on the topic under study. The findings of this research showed that poor academic performance still exists due to a combination of factors which were identified and its effects on the schools and the students and also the possible recommendations to reduce such poor performance in schools. It was concluded that poor time management , poor training of teachers, unequal funding in schools, under staffing of schools, students drop out, language barrier, poor teaching-learning environment, lack of scholastic materials , candidates not able to read , write and follow instructions among other factors caused poor academic (performance of students at U CE. Poor academic performance at UCE resulted to the collapse of schools, early marriages, drug abuse and low enrollment of students in schools. The researcher recommended on different aspects to reduce the effects of poor academic performance in UCE which included motivation of learners, better payment of teachers in time, parents involvement in education, provision of enough scholastic materials, government's provision of equal funding in schools, frequent school inspections, good parents-students relationship and the sensitization of students about the dangers of drug abuse.
A research report submitted to Faculty of Education in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of a Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
poor performance, schools