Learning resources and English language ability of learners (a case study of Ggaba Mixed Secondary School) in Ggaba Parish, Makindye Division, Kampala District, Uganda.

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Kampala international University, College of Education, Open Distance and E-learning
The research study was carried out in Ggaba particularly covered Makindye East division, Kampala District. The research was basically based on a topic: “Learning resources and English language ability of learners in Ggaba Mixed Secondary school in Ggaba Parish Makindye. The research was guided by a number of objectives which included the following;- to find out effective ways of improving students’ English language ability, to establish the impact of learning resources on primary school learners’ performance in Kampala district, to determine solutions to improve on the assessment of English learning and the resources used. The study was to determine the roles of learning resources and English language ability on learners’ performance as well as to identify appropriate and sufficient learning resources for teaching/learning English as a second language. In identifying the objectives, the research was limited on appropriate learning resources and English language ability in Ggaba Mixed secondary school in Ggaba Parish, Makindye East Division, Kampala District, and it covered English language ability; and sufficient learning resources. In finding the research intentions, Questionnaires were issued out to 200 respondents from which data was obtained on the roles of learning resources and English language ability. Interviews were held with secondary school pupils, respondents plus the head teachers and class teachers of English on matters of the related topic. In the analysis of the findings, Teachers’ Questionnaires were collected and analyzed so as to obtain data on appropriate and sufficient learning resources available for the teaching of English. Students’ Questionnaires were not analyzed but were used to ascertain the sincerity of the teachers in filling the questionnaire. The methods used in scoring the items of the questionnaire were as follows: In conclusion, English language ability has a significant impact on achievement in English and general performance. English ability therefore affects learners’ competence and is the cause of poor performance. The research has also shown that sufficient and appropriate learning resources and structured classrooms have been identified as vital for teaching and developing of English language of learners. The use of inadequate and impropriate resources is therefore the cause of learners inability in English and poor performance
A research report submitted to the College of Education - Open Distance and E-learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
Learning resources, English language, Learners ability, Kampala, Uganda