School variables and students academic performance in Kateta Sub-county in Serere District

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Kampala International University,College of Education
The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of school variables on students’ academic performance in Kateta Sub County in Serere District. The following objectives were formulated to guide the study,~ to establish the influence of school infrastructure on students academic performance. To investigate how school type impacts students performance and to analyze the impact of school location on students academic performance. Ex-post facto research design was adoptedfor the study. A sample of 100 respondents was randomly selected through the simple random sampling technique. The questionnaire was the main instrument used fir the data collection. The chi-square (Xs) test analysis was employed to test the hypotheses. All hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of sign~flcance. The result of the analysis revealed that school size, ownership, structure, type and location were statistically sign~flcant to students’ academic performance in Kateta Municipal Local Government. Based on the findings, recommendations were made such Government shouldprovide more schools as much as possible which will help in decongesting the over-crowded schools and also the United Nation ‘s recommendation of a teacher to a maximum of thirty student in a class should be strictly adhere to. Also, Educationist who practice in the private sector should tend to improve the quality of their teaching be employing qualified teachers mind also strive to make the student academically independent by revealing their real performance to them and not doctored school results. In addition to, Government should rather abolish boarding schools and create more highly spread and equipped schools so that students can attend from their location. That is government should create schools close to every citizens to enable them to attend without stress of traveling.
A research report submitted to College of Education Open and Distance Learning in partial fulfillment of requirements for the Award of a Bachelor of Arts with Education of Kampala International University
School variables, Academic performance, Serere District