Socio-economic variables and students’ educational attainments in selected secondary schools in Bungokho Sub-County Mbale District

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The overall objective of this report is to study the predicaments of social and economic nature that schools located in Bungokho Mbale. This study was premised on objectives that included; Examination of the hindrances to excellent performance of learners. To investigate the likely causes of the perennial problems in Bungokho Mbale schools. To assess the effectiveness of the remedies so far put in place by relevant education organs to mitigate the problem using a sample of 70 randomly selected respondents comprising of all the stake holders i.e. parents, teachers, students, districts education depart and central government officials (RDCS office). The study came up with the following findings inadequate supply of scholastic materials in most Bungokho Mbale., public schools has road blocked excellent performance. Low motivation as teachers though promptly paid government salaries; they are not enough to sustain them and their families. Late coming of both students and teachers due to the long distance they cover on foot to school from their places of abode (Homes). Dilapidated infrastructure I most schools that fail the learning and teaching process. Lack of conducive learning atmosphere as many schools are located in the busy subcounty. Wide spread poverty in many families that complicate students feeding. Negative attitude towards education especially in respect of the girl child as most parents prefer to herd animals instead of educating girls as opposed to the boys. It’s an appealing recommendation of this study that if Bungokho Mbale, public schools are to regain their lost academic glory of excellence a concerted effort among all stake holders is urgently called for. There also ought to be immediate change of attitude in relation to education acquiring irrespective of gender and government needs to step not only the motivation of teachers, but also improve the inspection department on top of building houses for teachers on school compound.
Research report submitted to the college of education, open distance and e-learning in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the award for bachelor of arts with education of Kampala International University