Reasons for poor performance of girl in science in primary schools in Nyanza Province: a case study of Bolo Zone, West Nyakach Division, Nyakach District

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Kampala International University; College of Education Open and Distance Learning
This research was about reasons for poor performance of girts in science in primary schools. This study was guided by three objectives; to identify reasons for poor performance, to suggest measures to improve the performance of pupils, to find out pupils attitude towards science. The study was descriptive were purposive sampling was used to select the population. Using this sampling technique, 40 respondents were chosen to represent the whole population of Bolo zone. Among the reasons for poor performance were teachers' critical role, mental and physical development, lack of qualified teachers, and lack of practical part, social economic background and personality. Measures that were used to improve performance are teaching aids, effective teachers, practicing, and guidance and motivation techniques. Pupils had a negative attitude against science. Among the recommendations given were; government should provide scholastic materials to schools, creation of a good and favouring learning environment, encourage teachers to teach well, ministry of education should sensitize the public among others.
A dissertation submitted to the Institute of Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the Award of the Degree of Bachelor of Education Kampala International University
Poor performance, Primary schools, Nyakach District